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Cezen Forte Tablet

Manufactured byPLENTEOUS PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
ContainsLevocetirizine (5 mg) + Paracetamol (500 mg) + Phenylephrine (10 mg)
Description

Cezen Forte Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve fever associated with seasonal allergies that cause a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, etc. This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Cezen Forte Tablet

  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Bloody and cloudy urine
  • Visual disturbances
  • Difficult or painful urination

Uses of Cezen Forte Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Fever
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, etc. 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 it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to levocetirizine, paracetamol, phenylephrine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

Analgesic Nephropathy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from kidney diseases associated with the excessive use of painkillers due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Severe liver impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Hypertension

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients suffering from severe hypertension since it may worsen the patient's condition.

Ventricular tachycardia

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with ventricular tachycardia since it may worsen the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

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

CNS Depression

Use of this medicine may cause mild to moderate CNS depression, resulting in sleepiness, drowsiness, 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

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

Use in Elderly

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

Chronic Malnutrition

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from malnourishment due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Liver Disease

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

Kidney Disease

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

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

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, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, weakness, rashes, nausea, joint pain, severe gastrointestinal bleeding, etc. 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

Carbamazepine

Linezolid

Phenytoin

Sodium Nitrite

Leflunomide

Prilocaine

Antidiabetic drugs

Codeine

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

Antidepressants

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver function impairment or active liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Report any symptoms such as nausea, fever, rashes, dark urine, etc. to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

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.

Alcoholism

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with chronic alcohol use due to the increased risk of serious liver injuries. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Cardiovascular disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of severe side effects. Report any incidence of irregular heart rate or very high blood pressure to the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of high blood sugar levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended while using this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with an enlarged prostate due to the risk of increased difficulty in passing urine. Report any worsening of symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions

5-HIAA Urine Test

You may get a false-positive result for this test while taking this medicine. It is advised that you inform the doctor and lab technician about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before undergoing any lab tests.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. 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
Levocetirizine works by blocking the action of a natural substance produced by the body called histamine which is responsible for causing allergic symptoms. Paracetamol increases the pain threshold and decreases swelling. It also brings down elevated body temperature by acting on heat regulatory centers in the brain. Phenylephrine acts by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages, thereby making it easier to breathe.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Miscellaneous analgesics, Nasal Decongestant

Schedule

Schedule H

Levocetirizine | C21H25ClN2O3 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1549000#section=Top

Levocetirizine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 2 March 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607056.html

Acetaminophen | C8H9NO2 - PubChem [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 22 February 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/1983#section=Top

Phenylephrine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 18 July 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a606008.html

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 18 July 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/11868
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