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Cetin 10 MG Tablet

Manufactured byInd-Swift Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsCetirizine
Description
Cetin 10 MG Tablet is an anti-allergic medicine. It is used to treat common allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy throat, itchy/watery eyes, and skin rash. It works by blocking the action of a chemical substance that causes allergic symptoms and provides relief from allergies. Cetin 10 MG Tablet may cause some side effects such as sleepiness, diarrhoea, nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, etc. Consult your doctor if these symptoms stay for a long time or if they become severe. Cetin 10 MG Tablet can be taken with or without food. Finish your entire course of treatment with this medicine, even if the condition gets better after taking a few doses as abrupt stopping may recur the symptoms. If you still feel unwell even after completing your treatment course, inform your doctor. Cetin 10 MG Tablet is not recommended in children below 6 years of age. This medicine may interact with other medications. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you are taking and also about any medical condition that you have. Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to it. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cetin 10 MG Tablet

  • Sleepiness
  • Tiredness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Stomach pain
  • Change or loss of taste
  • Blurred vision

Uses of Cetin 10 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Chronic Urticaria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    Cetin 10 MG Tablet shows its effect within 60 minutes of oral administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of Cetin 10 MG Tablet lasts for approximately 24 hours after oral administration. This medicine may remain in your body for 2 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Cetin 10 MG Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendency has been reported with Cetin 10 MG Tablet.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Due to the lack of sufficient safety data in pregnant women, the risk to the developing foetus is not known. If you are pregnant, use Cetin 10 MG Tablet only if prescribed by your doctor.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Cetin 10 MG Tablet passes into breastmilk. A high dose or prolonged use of this medicine may cause drowsiness and other effects on your baby. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor.

Allergy

Avoid taking Cetin 10 MG Tablet if you are previously allergic to it. Seek immediate medical attention if you notice any worsening of your allergic symptoms such as skin rash, redness and/or itching, sneezing, breathing difficulties, etc after taking this medicine.

Severe kidney impairment

Do not use Cetin 10 MG Tablet if you have severe kidney problems as an impaired kidney can not clear this medicine completely and lead to its accumulation. It may cause serious side effects.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Due to the lack of sufficient safety data in pregnant women, the risk to the developing foetus is not known. If you are pregnant, use Cetin 10 MG Tablet only if prescribed by your doctor.

Breast-feeding

Cetin 10 MG Tablet passes into breastmilk. A high dose or prolonged use of this medicine may cause drowsiness and other effects on your baby. If you are breastfeeding, consult your doctor.
General warnings

Other Medicines

Cetin 10 MG Tablet may increase your risk of sleepiness and impaired thinking when taken with medicines that have a sedative effect. Inform your doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs or supplements before taking this medicine.

Elderly

Use Cetin 10 MG Tablet with caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of side effects. Your doctor may suggest close monitoring along with appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative based on the clinical condition.

Use in children

Cetin 10 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in children less than 6 years of age due to a lack of safety and efficacy data.

Driving or operating machines

Cetin 10 MG Tablet may cause dizziness or drowsiness. Avoid performing any activities that require high mental alertness like driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Urinary retention

Urinary retention is a condition in which you cannot empty your bladder completely when you urinate. Use Cetin 10 MG Tablet with caution if you have such conditions as this medicine may increase the risk of urinary retention.

Missed Dose

Try not to skip a dose of Cetin 10 MG Tablet. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed one. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.

Overdose

Do not take excess dose than prescribed by your doctor. Reach the nearest emergency medical department immediately or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Cetin 10 MG Tablet.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with Cetin 10 MG Tablet due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Tramadol

Codeine

Isocarboxazid

Pregabalin

Gabapentin

Zolpidem

Lorazepam

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Use Cetin 10 MG Tablet with extreme caution if you have mild to moderate liver problems. Your doctor may monitor your liver function while using this medicine based on your condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Cetin 10 MG Tablet with or without food. Drink an adequate amount of water. Avoid taking more or less than the prescribed dose. Avoid the discontinuation of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Cetin 10 MG Tablet, as it may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
Cetin 10 MG Tablet works by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical substance in the body responsible for allergy. Thus, it provides relief from allergic symptoms.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

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