Alert 180 MG Capsule
Alert 180 MG Capsule is used in the treatment of symptoms of seasonal allergy-like itchy throat, itchy eyes, sneezing or runny nose. Itchy skin and hives are also treated with Alert 180 MG Capsule. This medication is an antihistamine – it blocks a chemical substance in the body called histamine that is responsible for allergy-related symptoms in the body. It is advised to avoid Alert 180 MG Capsule if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
There are certain precautions that need to be adhered to before taking the medication. You need to inform your doctor of the following conditions before taking the medication – allergic to any medications, problems in the liver or kidney, pregnancy or plans to become pregnant and whether you are taking dietary supplements or using herbal products.
Consult with your physician before taking Alert 180 MG Capsule with other medications. You also need to follow certain guidelines while taking this medication – taking the medication orally with water, avoid drinking fruit juice at the time of consumption, and avoid taking antioxidants. Do not overdose if you have missed a dose.
Alert 180 MG Capsule can result in dizziness if consumed with alcohol. It can also cause disturbances while undergoing skin allergy tests. Elderly people are more susceptible to its effect, so exercise caution. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medication.
Some common side effects of Alert 180 MG Capsule are stomach upset, dizziness and headache. You may also experience serious side effects like rashes, swelling and vomiting. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you experience these side effects.
Take as directed; do not exceed recommended dose. Store at room temperature in a dry place. Avoid use of other depressants, alcohol, or sleep-inducing medications unless approved by prescriber.
Limited information from overdose describes dizziness, drowsiness, and dry mouth. Not effectively removed by hemodialysis. Doses up to 690 mg twice daily were administered for 1 month without significant adverse effects. Treatment is supportive.
This medicine is prescribed to treat the following conditions:
Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
The common side effects this medication might cause after its administration is as follows:
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12-14 hours.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine should be used with caution in pregnant women. All the potential benefits and associated risks should be considered. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine should be used with caution in breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Is It safe with alcohol?If alcohol is consumed along with this medicine may cause excessive drowsiness.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine usually does not affect the patients ability to drive.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution must be taken in patients with kidney disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this mediaction. Dosing adjustment in renal impairment: Recommended initial doses of 60 mg once daily.
Does this affect liver function?Limited data is available regarding its use in patients with liver disease. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor immediately if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, restlessness, and confusion. Supportive measures like gastric lavage might be initiated based on the severity of symptoms.
This medication works by selectively inhibiting the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing histamine levels in the body. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the stomach and intestine, blood vessels and airways leading to the lungs.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Skin allergy testReport the use of this medicine before taking a skin allergy test. This medicine can interfere with the results of this test and hence use should be discontinued at least 2-4 days before.
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Disease
Impaired Kidney FunctionThis medicine should be used with caution in patients having a kidney disease or impaired kidney function. Report any such instance to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Interaction with Food
Fruit juiceDo not consume large quantities of juices of fruits like grapefruit, orange, and apple while taking this medicine. These food items should be avoided while taking this medicine.
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