ZODAC 10 mg. 10 tablets
ZODAC contains the active substance cetirizine dihydrochloride. ZODAC is an antiallergic medication.
ZODAC is indicated in adults and children over 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 TAKE ZODAC
He take ZODAC:
If you have a severe kidney disease (severe renal failure with creatinine clearance below 10 ml / min);
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance of ZODAC to any of the ingredients, to hydroxyzine or to piperazine derivatives (closely related active substances of other medicines).
Do not take ZODAC:
if you have hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption.
Take special care with ZODAC
If you are with renal insufficiency, 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 of cetirizine with alcohol (at a concentration of alcohol in the blood 0,5 g / l corresponding to one glass of wine). However, as with all antihistamines, it is recommended that 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 to interact with other medicines.
Taking ZODAC with food and drink
Food does not affect noticeably the absorption of cetirizine.
Pregnancy and lactation
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.
As with other drugs, use of ZODAC during pregnancy should be avoided. Random use by pregnant women should not lead to damage to the fetus, but the drug should be discontinued.
ZODAC 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 driving capabilities after taking ZODAC at the recommended dose.
If you intend to drive, engage in potentially hazardous activities or operating 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 ZODAC
ZODAC film-coated tablets contain lactose; if your doctor has told you have an intolerance to some sugars, please consult before taking this medicine.
3. HOW TO TAKE ZODAC
How and when to take ZODAC?
Follow the recommendations below, unless your doctor has given you different instructions for use of ZODAC.
Follow these instructions, otherwise ZODAC may not be fully effective.
The tablets should be swallowed with a glass of liquid.
Adults and adolescents 12 years of age:
10 mg once daily as 1 tablet.
Children between 6 and 12 years of age:
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 ZODAC 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 dose ZODAC
If you think you have overdosed ZODAC, please tell your doctor. Your doctor will decide what measures to be taken if necessary.
After an overdose, described below side effects may occur with increased frequency. Adverse effects such as confusion, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, malaise, dilating of pupil, itching, restlessness, sedation, somnolence, stupor (numbness), abnormal rapid heart rate, tremors and urinary retention.
If you forget to take ZODAC
Do not take a double dose to make up.
If you stop taking ZODAC
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines ZODAC can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Sledvashtite adverse reactions were reported in post marketing experience. The frequencies are defined as such: (common: 1 patient out of 100 to 1 in 10, uncommon: 1 patient out of 1 000 to 1 100, rare: 1 in 10 000 to 1 in 1000, very rare in Smaller than 1 in 10,000).
Blood and lymphatic system:
very rare: thrombocytopenia (low levels of platelets in the blood).
The whole body:
rare: tachycardia (rapid heart rate).
very rare: accommodation disorder, blurred vision, oculogyration (uncontrollable eye movements).
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).
Rare: abnormal liver function.
rare: weight increased.
Nervous system disorders:
common: dizziness, headache;
uncommon: paresthesia (abnormal feelings of the skin);
rare: convulsions, movement disorders;
very rare: syncope, tremor, dysgeusia (altered taste).
rare: aggression, confusion, depression, hallucinations, insomnia;
very rare: tic.
Renal and urinary disorders:
very rare: abnormal elimination of urine.
Respiratory system disorders:
common: pharyngitis, rhinitis.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:
Uncommon: itching, rash;
rare: urticaria (hives);
very rare: edema, fixed drug eruption.
Tell your doctor in case of occurrence of any of the side effects. At the first signs of hypersensitivity reaction, stop taking ZODAC. Your doctor will assess the severity and decide on any further measures 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 ZODAC
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
ZODAC not use after the expiry date stated on the carton and blister. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month stated on the carton and blister.
This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Medicinal product must not be disposed of in latrines or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of the medicinal product if you are not using it more. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. FURTHER INFORMATION
The active substance in ZODAC is cetirizine dihydrochloride. One film-coated tablet contains 10 mg cetirizine dihydrochloride.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, povidone 30, magnesium stearate, hypromellose 2910/5, macrogol 6000, talc, titanium dioxide, simethicone emulsion SE.
ZODAC looks like and contents of the pack
White to off-white film-coated tablets scored.
Packs of 10 or 30 tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.