ZENARO 5 mg. 7 tablets
Zenaro belongs to the group of antihistamines and are used to treat symptoms associated with:
• allergic rhinitis including chronic allergic rhinitis
• hives (swelling of the skin, redness and burning, while nettle sting).
Antihistamines suppress unpleasant manifestations (symptoms) and symptoms associated with the aforementioned conditions, such as sneezing, all signs from the nasal mucosa and eyes, skin rash.
The product is intended for adults and children over 6 years.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ZENARO
Do not take Zenaro if
• If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to the active substance (levocetirizine dihydrochloride) or products containing substances with similar chemical structure (piperazine derivatives) or any of the other ingredients in Zenaro (see "What Zenaro").
• you had a hypersensitivity or allergic reaction to some medication from the group of antihistamine in the past
• have severe kidney problems (talk to your doctor if this applies to you.)
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.
Taking Zenaro with food and drink
• Be careful when taking Zenaro simultaneously with alcohol.
In sensitive patients the simultaneous administration of cetirizine or levocetirizine with alcohol or other products with a CNS depressant action may affect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), although it is shown that the racemate (cetirizine) did not enhance the effects of alcohol.
• The tablets should be swallowed whole with water, intake independent of concomitant food intake. The rate of absorption of the active substance of the product is not affected by food, although the rate of absorption is slowed slightly.
Pregnancy and lactation
Seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine. If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding consult using the product with your doctor.
Driving and using machines
During the administration of the recommended dosage has no effect on attention or response capacity and driving. In some patients treated with Zenaro, however, there may be sleepiness, fatigue, and exhaustion. If after taking the tablet feel that you are sleepy, wait before driving or operating machinery until you restore the state of alertness.
Important information about some of the components of Zenaro
Zenaro contains lactose. If you know by your doctor that you have an intolerance to certain sugars, consult him / her before taking Zenaro.
3. HOW TO TAKE ZENARO
Always take Zenaro just as you told your doctor.
If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• The usual dose for adults and children over 6 years is 1 tablet daily.
If you have kidney problems, your doctor may change the dose intervals depending on the severity of renal disease. In this case follow the instructions of your doctor. If you have liver problems, no dose adjustment is required.
If you have both kidney problems and liver, your doctor may change the dosing interval according to the severity of renal disease.
Zenaro is not intended for children under 6 years as film-coated tablets do not allow proper dosing.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with water and can be taken with or without food. The duration of treatment depends on the type, duration and course of the course of the disease and as directed by your doctor.
If you take more dose Zenaro
A large overdose can cause drowsiness. In children, this may be preceded by agitation and restlessness, which later passed into drowsiness. If you accidentally take a higher dose than recommended Zenaro or in such a case in a child, immediately contact your doctor who will decide what further action to be taken.
If you forget to take Zenaro
Do not take a double dose to make up for missed tablets. Take it as soon as you realize you have missed intake and wait for the next tablet at least 24 hours. Further continue treatment as recommended.
If you stop taking Zenaro
Stopping treatment with Zenaro earlier than expected will not harm you in the sense that the symptoms of the disease will return gradually to weight no greater than that before treatment with Zenaro.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Zenaro can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Stop taking the drug and seek immediate medical attention at the first sign of hypersensitivity (allergic) to Zenaro.
• Symptoms of hypersensitivity include: swelling of the mouth, face and / or throat, or difficulty swallowing with skin reactions, resulting in localized redness, swelling and itching, difficulty breathing, sudden drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness.
In the course of treatment with levocetirizine (the active ingredient of the product) the following adverse reactions:
• Common: affects 1 to 10 in 100 patients treated dry mouth, fatigue, drowsiness, headache,
• Uncommon: affects 1 to 10 in 1,000 patients abdominal pain, fatigue
• Very rare: affects less than 1 in 10,000 patients treated aggressive behavior or agitation, convulsions, visual disturbances, feeling palpitations, liver inflammation, hypersensitivity reaction (see above), rashes on the skin and mucous membranes at all medication, itching and burning skin rash, hives, difficulty breathing, weight gain, nausea, muscle pain, abnormal liver function.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, side effects, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
5. HOW TO STORE ZENARO
Keep out of the reach of children. Store in the original package to protect from moisture.
Do not use Zenaro after the expiry date stated on the packaging. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of your medications. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• The active substance is levocetirizine dihydrochloride 5 mg in each tablet.
• The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate (type A), silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate, hypromellose 2910/5, macrogol 6000, talc, titanium dioxide.
Zenaro looks like and contents of the pack
Zenaro are off-white, oblong, biconvex film-coated tablets embossed with "f" on one side.
• Primary packaging: Al / Al blister or PVC / Aslag / Al blister or PVC / Aslag / PVC / Al blister
• Secondary packaging: folding carton.
Different packs containing 7, 20, 28, 50, 90 tablets.
This means 1 or 4 blisters, each containing 7 tablets, together in a folding carton with a package leaflet or 2, 5 or 9 blisters, each containing 10 tablets in a folding carton with a package leaflet.
• Not all pack sizes may be marketed.