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Thermal 5 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Apex Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Levocetirizine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Thermal 5 MG Tablet belongs to the drug group called antihistamine that can help to relieve the symptoms like runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, sneezing, hives that are usually related to all-year round as well as seasonal allergies. The medicine blocks histamine (natural substance) that the body generates during the time of an allergic reaction, relieving you of the symptoms of the reaction. Thermal 5 MG Tablet needs to be taken orally and is available in tablet form as well as a solution. It can be used in the form of combination therapy, meaning you may be prescribed this drug along with other medications. You can take the medicine with your food or without it.

Thermal 5 MG Tablet belongs to the drug group known as antihistamines. It is used for the treatment of the symptoms that are associated with allergies, both seasonal and all-year round. This medication can also be used to get relief from itching caused due to hives. Thermal 5 MG Tablet blocks the release of histamine, a chemical from your body’s cells. It, therefore, provides you relief from the allergic symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and watery, red or itchy eyes.

The dosage of Thermal 5 MG Tablet depends on your age, the severity of your condition, medical history and your body’s reaction after the first dose. Your doctor should be informed about your medical history and condition, along with certain conditions like pregnancy, allergies, enlarged prostrate or a kidney disease before you are prescribed to this medicine. You can take Thermal 5 MG Tablet with your food or without it. Also, it is better to take it during the evening, as that can prevent you from feeling drowsy in the daytime. Make sure that you do not take an overdose of the medicine in case you skipped one dose, as it can lead to other side effects.

You should also keep in mind not to stop these medicines suddenly as there is a possibility that your symptoms may get worse. Too much of Thermal 5 MG Tablet can lead to extensive drowsiness. It is advisable to take in the amount as prescribed by your doctor.

The side effects of Thermal 5 MG Tablet can vary depending on the age group. In case of children above 12 years and adults, the common side effects are sore throat, dry mouth, tiredness and nasopharyngitis (inflammation and redness of your throat and nose). Children of 6-11 years can suffer from cough, fever, bleeding from the nose or sleepiness. Children younger than 6 years may experience diarrhea, vomiting and constipation. These mild side effects do not stay long, but you can consult your doctor for a solution. There are some serious side effects though, that need immediate treatment, like:

  • Allergic reactions, that can cause itching, swelling of your face or throat, or a rash
  • Problems related to the kidney, like trouble in urinating, changes in your usual amount of urine or blood in urine
  • Blurred vision
  • Yellowing of your skin or the eyes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden mood changes like getting agitated, aggressive, having suicidal thoughts

Thermal 5 MG Tablet is known to cause drowsiness, especially in the initial hours. Refrain yourself from activities like driving or using machinery during this period. Also, avoid alcohol as it can further raise your risk of feeling drowsy.

Thermal 5 MG Tablet is used to treat the symptoms associated with seasonal and long-term Rhinitis.
Utricaria
Thermal 5 MG Tablet is used to treat chronic skin complications associated with Utricaria.
Thermal 5 MG Tablet is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to it.
Thermal 5 MG Tablet is not recommended if you are suffering from end-stage kidney disease, were the Creatinine clearance in such cases is less than 10 ml/min. It should not be used in children below 12 years with kidney abnormalities.
In addition to its intended effect, Thermal 5 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.
Sleepiness Major Less Common
Headache Major Less Common
Blurred vision Moderate Less Common
Running Nose and Cough Major Less Common
Dry mouth Moderate Less Common
Diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Nausea or Vomiting Minor Less Common
Difficulty in passing urine Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average of 24 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within an hour of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not known to cause any harmful effect on the fetus. There is a lack of conclusive evidence from clinical studies and hence benefits and risks should be weighed before usage. 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 is not recommended for use in women who are breastfeeding as it can cause side effects for the baby. Consult your doctor before taking this medication.
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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.
India
United States
Japan
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
Ethanol Moderate
Using alcohol while taking Thermal 5 MG Tablet is not recommended. Any activity requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided in such cases.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Alprazolam Moderate
Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor. Any activity requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided after taking these medicines. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor. Any medicine having sedation as a side effect must be taken with caution while taking Thermal 5 MG Tablet.
Codeine Moderate
Report the usage of either of the medicine to the doctor. Any activity requiring a high level of mental alertness should be avoided after taking these medicines. Do not stop the usage of any medication without consulting your doctor. Any medicine having sedation as a side effect must be taken with caution while taking Thermal 5 MG Tablet.
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About Thermal 5 MG Tablet
When is Thermal 5 MG Tablet prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Thermal 5 MG Tablet?
What are the side effects of Thermal 5 MG Tablet?
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What are the substitutes for Thermal 5 MG Tablet?
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Where is the Thermal 5 MG Tablet approved?
What are the interactions for Thermal 5 MG Tablet?