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Alert 180 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Fexofenadine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Alert 180 MG Tablet 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 Tablet. This medication is 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 Tablet 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 Tablet 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 Tablet 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 Tablet 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Allergist/Immunologist before using this medicine.

Seasonal allergic rhinitis

Alert 180 MG Tablet is used for treating the symptoms of seasonal allergies which may include runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing etc.

Chronic Utricaria

Alert 180 MG Tablet is used for the treatment of symptoms of Utricaria namely skin rashes, hives and bumps.
Use of this medicine is not recommended if you have a history of allergy to it or any other ingredient present within the dosage form.
In addition to its intended effect, Alert 180 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Vomiting

Minor Common

Headache

Minor Less Common

Coughing

Minor Less Common

Diarrhea

Minor Less Common

Painful menstruation

Moderate Less Common

Pain in the arms and legs

Minor Common

Hives and redness of skin

Major Rare

Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

Major Rare

Difficulty in breathing

Major Rare

Difficulty in swallowing

Major Rare

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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Alert 180 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Missed Dose instructions

Take 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 instructions

Contact 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.

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United States

Japan

Alert 180 MG Tablet selectively inhibits the peripheral H1 receptors thereby reducing the histamine levels in the body. It specifically acts on allergies caused in the stomach and intestine, blood vessels and airways leading to the lung.
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 Disease

Impaired kidney function

Moderate
This 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 Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Interaction with Lab Test

Skin allergy test

Minor
Report 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 Food

Fruit juice

Moderate
Do 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.

Interaction with Medicine

Erythromycin

Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.

Ketoconazole

Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.

Rifampin

Moderate
Report the use of either of the medicine to the doctor. You may require a dose adjustment and a safety test to use these medicines together. Do not stop the use of any medication without consulting your doctor.

Antacids

Moderate
Antacids should not be administered with this medicine as the efficacy of Fexofenadine may get reduced. Fexofenadine should be taken at least 2 hours before any antacid is consumed. You may require a dose adjustment and safety monitoring while taking them together.

Ques: What is Alert 180 MG Tablet?

Ans: Fexofenadine is a salt which performs its action by treating allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by obstructing the effects of histamine in the body. Fexofenadine is used to treat conditions such as Seasonal allergic rhinitis and Chronic Urticaria.

Ques: What are the uses of Alert 180 MG Tablet?

Ans: Fexofenadine is a salt, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Seasonal allergic rhinitis and Chronic Urticaria. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Fexofenadine to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Alert 180 MG Tablet?

Ans: Fexofenadine is a salt which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Fexofenadine which are as follows: Vomiting, Headache, Coughing, Diarrhea, Painful menstruation, Pain in the arms and legs, Hives and redness of skin, Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet, and Difficulty in breathing, Difficulty in swallowing. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Fexofenadine.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Alert 180 MG Tablet?

Ans: "Fexofenadine should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original pack. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Sir I am 39 years old now. I am very alert from sugar. How can I safe myself from suger?

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Sir I am 39 years old now. I am very alert from sugar. How can I safe myself from suger?
One can prevent diabetes if a strict life style modification is followed. Namely maintain your weight near normal, (which is fine with you as the weight is much less, exercise for more than 1 h every day, avoid deep fried foods, less of sweets and direct sugar. Also avoid alcohol and smoking. With these changes you should be able to keep free from diabetes.

How can I be alert from being any kind of flu or any other disease in rainy season?

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How can I be alert from being any kind of flu or any other disease in rainy season?
Hi. A good and strong immune system acts as a soldier and protects us from any attack whether it's cold and cough or major diseases!! So, building up a strong immunity as well as precautions will help you to stay away from most of the diseases. We all get exposed to the same environment, but all of us doesn't get affected by it! Why - because of different immune system. So, if a person has a strong immune system, we are protected from the attack of any virus or bacteria! A healthy, nutritious and balanced diet along with exercise will give you that. A healthy and strong immune system prevents us getting any diseases even a simple cough and cold. So, to build up a strong immunity, you need to alter few changes in your daily routine. If you don't have any underlying medical condition, you can follow the below points for healthy living. The diet plays an important role in making our immune system stronger: 1.Get enough protein. You can get protein from meat, dairy, eggs and vegetables. 2.Avoid saturated fats, but eat plenty of unsaturated fats. These "good fats" are found in corn, sesame, safflower, soybean, and cottonseed oils. 3.Eat limited amounts of carbohydrates. Consuming appropriate amounts of wheat, corn, and cereals helps to create the energy required for the body to produce white blood cells. 4.There are a number of particular foods that can help to boost-up your immunity. These include: Garlic, Almonds, Kale, Navy beans, Reishi mushrooms, Blueberries and raspberries, Yogurt, Green, Matcha, and Tulsi teas. 4.Eat antioxidants. Antioxidants are vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that help repair damaged cells in the body. Examples of antioxidants are Beta Carotene (apricots, broccoli, beets, spinach, green peppers, tomatoes, corn, and carrots), Vitamins C ( berries, broccoli, nectarines, oranges, strawberries, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cauliflower) and E (broccoli, carrots, nuts, papaya, spinach, and sunflower seeds), Zinc (oysters, red meat, beans, nuts, and seafood), and Selenium. 5.Vitamin A is also an antioxidant, and helps your immune system to function more efficiently. In addition to supplements, you can get vitamin A from carrots, tomatoes, chilis, and squash. 6.Echinacea, ginseng, aloe vera, and green tea are all said to boost your white blood cell count. 7.Exercise regularly. Getting enough exercise improves your cardiovascular health, and greatly reduces the likelihood of certain chronic diseases.. Exercise increases the flow of blood through different parts of the body, and it increases the body's excretion of harmful metabolites, helping your immune system function properly. So run, bike, swim, walk -- whatever gets you moving! 8.Stop smoking and Limit alcohol consumption. 9.You should drink 8 glasses of water every day. 10.Sufficient deep sleep also helps the cells replenish and regenerate and is therefore necessary if you want to maintain a healthy immune system. Medication: Take Schwabe’s Alpha-WD/ twice daily for 1month.
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I am a student and would like to know of a tablet that can make me more alert and reduce fatigue and strain. I am healthy and get enough sleep. Could you please suggest a tablet that would boost memory, alertness and focus.

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General Physician, Delhi
I am a student and would like to know of a tablet that can make me more alert and reduce fatigue and strain. I am hea...
Hello lybrate-user, no need of medicines for same. Focus on your areas of interest, do exercise, yoga, other activities.
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Quest" What is the initial symptoms of diabetes? How can be people be alerted from such type of diseases.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Quest" What is the initial symptoms of diabetes? How can be people be alerted from such type of diseases.
Hi controlling the diet and walks is the best way to stay off the medicines. Include fibre rich foods, complex carbohydrates, more vegetables and protein rich foods. Walking daily will help the body utilise insulin in a better way thanks
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Quest" What is the initial symptoms of diabetes? How can be people be alerted from such type of diseases.

MSc
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Quest" What is the initial symptoms of diabetes? How can be people be alerted from such type of diseases.
Diabetes is a vast subject and normally one diabetic differs from another. The best thing about diabetes is unlike other ailments this if taken care off can be controlled effectively. Diabetes is a problem which requires lot of self-control. Certain foods and lifestyle changes can show long term results on your health. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, your food habits, age and body type your treatment, insulin counts and monitoring should be scheduled. I can help you with carbohydrate counting to correct insulin techniques and monitoring your sugar levels whatever the need be. Diabetics require personalized care when it's about the diet-plans and activities that are needed to be done. A professional advice in this regard is a must in order to manage diabetes effectively. I hold expertise with diabetics as I am a certified diabetes educator apart from being a consultant dietitian. You can consult me privately online for any advice related to diabetes.

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1. Peculiar back pain - it has been noticed that the first symptom for liver cancer in many cases is pain the back of the lower back side of the body. Back pain could also be a symptom for breast cancer, in cases where the tumour is pressing backwards, into the chest.
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4. Unexplained facial puffiness - if your face seems puffy, read or swelled, without any logical explanation, this could be a symptom.
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If a person is suffering from malaria, he/she will have recurrent attacks with the following symptoms which one experiences within 10- 4 weeks after bitten by the mosquito:
Severe or moderate chills
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Vomiting
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In some cases the parasite causing malaria can stay dormant for months.

Other common symptoms:
Dry cough.
Muscle pain
Back pain
Enlarged spleen.
Infection caused by P. Falciparum parasite is usually more serious and may become life-threatening. It is imperative that you consult a doctor as soon as you experience these symptoms.

Prevention of malaria
Avoid mosquito bites by wearing full sleeves clothes.
Use mosquito repellent cream.
Use insecticide-treated mosquito nets.
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Stay inside after sunset in mosquito infested area.
Spray insect repellent indoors around sleeping areas.
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2. Avoid travelling during the hours of heavy pollution
Traffic blocks, which tend to spike air pollution levels, are common during office hours in metropolitans and megacities. To guard yourself from the harmful impact of fuel and smoke emissions, you can choose to travel either just before the office rush hour starts or after it’s over.

3. Breathe in the fresh morning air
If you open the windows of your home every morning, it encourages the flow of fresh air. This allows all the settled dust particles and indoor pollutants to ventilate, thereby decreasing the level of pollutants in your home. This way you can breathe in fresh and pure air as it is less contaminated during the early hours of the morning. Also, you can try placing an air purifier at home as it may trap contaminants through its replaceable filter, ensuring the quality of air you breathe in at home is healthy and free of pollutants.

4. Exercise at the right time
If you work out at the time of day when pollution levels are high, polluted air is drawn into your lungs at a higher rate since cardio-vascular exercises entail heavy and deep breathing. So it’s a good idea to pick your workout time wisely. Just after sunrise is an ideal time since the pollution levels are the lowest.

5. Consume foods and beverages rich in antioxidants
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Although these methods do not entirely curb the ill-effects of air pollution and smoke, they do go a long way in significantly preventing the impacts of air pollutants on your health. So adopt them to the maximum extent you can for a healthier lifestyle.

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Alert! Don't Ignore These Signs of Lung Cancer

Lung cancer may not always give out noticeable symptoms in the early stages. Most cases get diagnosed in later stages. It can happen to anybody irrespective of age or geographical location although smokers fall under high risk groups. Prevention and awareness can help. Check these lung cancer symptoms as early screening/diagnosis may help people fight the disease.

1) Unstopable Cough: Be cautious if your cough lingers. While a cough associated with a cold or respiratory infection will go away in a week or two, a persistent cough that lingers can be a possible sign of lung cancer. Don't dismiss a stubborn cough, whether it is dry or mucus-producing, as "just a cough." See your doctor right away.

2) Disrupted Chronic Cough: Pay attention to any changes in a chronic cough, esp. if you smoke. If you are coughing more often and it has gone deeper or hoarse, or you are coughing up blood or more mucus than usual, it’s time to make a doctor’s appointment.

3) Short breath: Shortness of breath or becoming easily winded is also a possible symptom of lung cancer. This symptom occurs if lung cancer blocks or narrows an airway, or if fluid from a lung tumor builds up in the chest. Keep a track of how quickly you go short on breath. Does it happen while taking stairs or doing routine jobs is a question to answer.

4) Wheezing: When air passages of the body become blocked, constricted, or inflamed, the lungs produce a wheezing or whistling sound as you breathe. While it can be due to other causes, wheezing is also a lung cancer symptom, which is why it demands your doctor’s attention. If wheezing continues, don’t assume it’s asthma or an allergy. Let your doctor find out what's causing it.

5) Chest Pain: Lung cancer may cause pain in the chest, shoulder, or back area. These aches may not be associated with coughing. Consult a doctor if you notice any type of chest pain, whether it is sharp, dull, constant, or twitching.

6) Hoarse Voice: If there is a noticeable change in your voice that stays for more than 2 weeks, or if someone else points out that your voice sounds hoarse or deeper, get it checked out by your doctor.

7) Loss of weight: A sudden and unexplained loss of weight can be associated with lung cancer or another type of cancer. Cancer cells use energy in the body. Do not ignore it.

8) Painful Bones: If it gets spread to the bones, lung cancer may produce pain in the back or in other areas of the body. This pain may get worsen at night while resting on the back. Notice your aches and pains, and discuss them with your doctor.

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About Alert 180 MG Tablet
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