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Cetrine 5 mg Syrup

Manufactured byDr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd.
ContainsCetirizine
Description

Cetrine 5 mg Syrup is a very effective and potent medication to treat allergic symptoms associated with rhinitis and urticaria. Allergies such as the runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, skin itching, and hives can be effectively treated with this medicine.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cetrine 5 mg Syrup

  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea or Vomiting

Uses of Cetrine 5 mg Syrup

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Utricaria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 20 to 60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine can last for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to cetirizine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

CNS Depression

This medicine may cause mild to moderate CNS depression, resulting in sleepiness, difficulty in concentrating, etc. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these side effects during treatment with this medicine.

Other Medicines

This medicine may increase the risk of sleepiness and impaired thinking when taken with medicines that have a sedative or tranquilizing effect. It is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs or supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Elderly

This medicine should be administered with caution in the elderly population due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or drowsiness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take/Administer 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. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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 this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty in concentration. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Codeine

Isocarboxazid

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take/Administer this medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Use this medicine only for the prescribed purpose. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
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
This medicine works by reducing a chemical substance called histamine from the body.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antihistamines

Schedule

Schedule H

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