CETIRIZINE 10 mg. 20 tablets

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CETIRIZINE 10 mg. 20 tablets
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What Cetirizine and what it is used?

Cetirizine contains the active ingredient cetirizine dihydrochloride.

Cetirizine is an antiallergic drug.

Cetirizine is indicated in adults and children 6 years of age:

for the relief of nasal and ocular symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis.

- For the relief of chronic hives (urticaria).

2. BEFORE YOU USE CETIRIZINE

Do not use Cetirizine:

- If you have severe renal impairment (severe renal failure with creatinine clearance below 10 ml / min).

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance Tsitirinaks to any of the ingredients to hydroxyzine or to any piperazine derivatives.

Do not take Tsitirinaks 10 mg tablets:
- If you have hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

Take special care with Cetirizine:

If you have kidney failure, please ask your doctor for advice; if necessary, will take a lower dose. Your doctor will determine the next dose. If you have epilepsy or risk of convulsions, you should ask your doctor for advice.

In normal doses, no clinically significant interactions cetirizine with alcohol (at a concentration of alcohol in the blood 0,5 g / 1, corresponding to a glass of wine). However, as with all antihistamines are not recommended for concomitant use of alcohol.

Taking other medicines

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Due to the PROFILE of cetirizine is not expected interaction with other drugs.

Taking Cetirizine with food and drink

Food does not noticeably affect the absorption of cetirizine.

Pregnancy and lactation

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

As with other drugs, use of Cetirizine during pregnancy should be avoided. Occasional use by pregnant women should not lead to damage to the fetus, but the drug should be discontinued.

Cetirizine is contraindicated in NURSING mothers as it passes into breast milk cetirizine.

Driving and using machines

Clinical studies have not shown impaired attention, alertness and ability to drive after taking cetirizine at the recommended dose. If you intend to drive, engage in potentially hazardous activities or operate machinery should not exceed the recommended dose. Consider carefully the effect.

If you are a sensitive patient, you may find that the simultaneous use of alcohol or other depressant agents on the nervous system may cause additional reductions in alertness and affect your ability to react.

Important INFORMATION about some of the ingredients of Cetirizine:

Cetirizine film-coated tablets contain lactose. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, consult him before taking this medicine.

3. HOW TO TAKE CETIRIZINE?
How and when to take Cetirizine?
Follow the recommendations below, unless your doctor has given you any indication of use of Cetirizine.

Follow the instructions, otherwise Cetirizine may not be fully effective. The tablets should be swallowed with a glass of liquid.

Adults and adolescents over 12 years:

10 mg once daily 1 tablet.

Children 6 - 12 years old:

5 mg twice daily as a half tablet twice daily. Patients with moderate to severe renal impairment

In patients with moderate renal impairment are recommended to take 5 mg once daily.

If you feel that the effect of Cetirizine is too weak or too strong, please consult your doctor.

Duration of treatment:

The duration of treatment depends on the type, duration and course of your complaints and is determined by your doctor.

If you take more than you should Cetirizine

If you think you have overdosed Cetirizine, please tell your doctor. Your doctor will decide what measures should be taken if necessary.

After overdose described below side effects may occur with increased frequency. Adverse effects such as confusion, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, malaise, fundus, itching, restlessness, sedation, somnolence, stupor (stupor), an abnormally fast heart rate, tremors, and urinary retention.

If you forget to take Cetirizine

Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product ask your DOCTOR shi pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

Like all medicines, Cetirizine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Adverse reactions are ranked by frequency of occurrence as follows: (common: 1 patient in 100 to 1 in 10 uncommon: 1 patient in 1000 to 1 in 100, rare: 1 patient in 10,000 to 1 in 1000, very rare: less than 1 in 10,000).

Blood and lymphatic system disorders:

very rare: thrombocytopenia (low blood platelets) whole body:
common - fatigue
Cardiac disorders:
rarely - tachycardia

Eye disorders:
common - accommodation disorder, blurred vision, uncontrollable eye movements.

Gastrointestinal disorders:
common: dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea
Uncommon: abdominal pain

General disorders and ADMINISTRATION site conditions:
Uncommon: asthenia (fatigue), malaise rare: edema (swelling)

Immune system disorders:

rare: allergic reactions, some severe (very rare)

Hepatic impairment:

Rare: abnormal hepatic function

research:

rare: weight gain

Nervous system disorders:
Common: dizziness, headache

Uncommon: paraesthesia (unusual sensations on the skin)

rare: convulsions, movement disorders

very rare: syncope, tremor (shaking), altered taste.

Psychiatric disorders:
common: somnolence uncommon anxiety

rare: aggression, confusion, depression, hallucinations, insomnia
very rare: tic

Renal and urinary disorders:
very rare: abnormal urine output;

Respiratory system disorders:
Uncommon: pharyngitis, rhinitis

Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:

Uncommon: pruritus, rash

rare: urticaria (hives)

very rare: edema, fixed drug eruption

Tell your DOCTOR if you develop any of these side effects.

At the first signs of a hypersensitivity reaction, stop taking Cetirizine. Your DOCTOR will assess the severity and decide what further steps need to be taken.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your DOCTOR or pharmacist.

5. HOW TO STORE CETIRIZINE?

Keep out of reach of children. At temperatures below 25 ° C.

Cetirizine not use after the expiry date stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer REQUIRED. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. FURTHER INFORMATION

What Cetirizine?

The active ingredient in one tablet is cetirizine dihydrochloride 10.0 mg. Other ingredients are: cellulose, micro crystalline and lactose monohydrate. crospovidone, silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate. Film coating: hiiromeloza, macrogol stearate, cellulose microcrystalline, nropilen glycol, titanium dioxide (E 171).
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