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CTZ Plus Tablet

Manufactured byPSYCHOTROPICS INDIA LTD
ContainsCetirizine (10 mg) + Phenylephrine (10 mg) + Caffeine (Anhydrous) (20 mg)
Description

CTZ Plus Tablet is a combination medicine which may be used to relieve symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis and nasal congestion. These may include symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose, body pain, sneezing, watering of eyes, etc.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for CTZ Plus Tablet

  • Headache
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Visual disturbances
  • Increase in the blood pressure
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Chills
  • Confusion

Uses of CTZ Plus Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal congestion
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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 15 to 60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • 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 tendency was reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during 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.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely 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 cetirizine, phenylephrine, caffeine, or any other inactive ingredients present along with the formulation.

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 absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Elderly patients

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.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Missed Dose

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

Antidiabetic medicines

Antidepressants

Beta blockers

Alprazolam

Halothane

Tizanidine

Codeine

Linezolid

Theophylline

Lithium

Isocarbaxazid

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.

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 of the patient.

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 of the patient.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with diabetes due to the increased risk of altered 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 of the patient.

Seizures

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of seizures due to the increased risk of recurrent seizures. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Peptic ulcer disease

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with peptic ulcer disease due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
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

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Cetirizine works by blocking the action of a natural substance produced by the body which is responsible for causing allergic symptoms. Phenylephrine acts by reducing the swelling of the blood vessels in the nasal passages, thereby making it easier to breathe. Caffeine (Anhydrous) helps patients experiencing drowsiness and fatigue to stay alert and awake.
Legal Status

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Nasal Decongestant, CNS stimulants

Schedule

Schedule H

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

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a698026.html

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

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

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

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/2678

Caffeine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 28 March 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00201
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Information on this page was last updated on 7 Aug 2019

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