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Alatrol 10mg (Tablet)

Manufactured by: Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Cetirizine Dihydrochloride Similar medicine

Alatrol is indicated for

  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Hay fever
  • Allergies
  • Urticaria

Precautions and warnings

Hepatic or renal impairment, the elderly, occupations that need mental attention, such as driving or operating heavy machinery, and pregnant women are all factors to consider.

Tell your doctor or pharmacist about any previous medical conditions you've had, especially if you've had trouble urinating due to an enlarged prostate, renal disease, or liver disease.

If you're using this medication to treat hives, call your doctor immediately away if you see any of the following other symptoms, which could indicate a more serious problem: hives of an unusual hue, hives that look bruised, or blistered, and hives that don't itch.

This medication has the potential to make you drowsy. You may become drowsy if you consume alcohol or cannabis. Do not drive, operate machinery, or engage in any other activity that requires attentiveness until you are sure you can do so safely. Alcoholic beverages should be avoided. If you use cannabis, talk to your doctor.

Sugar may be present in liquid items. If you have diabetes, you should exercise caution. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for advice on how to use this medicine safely.

Tell your doctor or dentist about all of the things you use, including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products, before undergoing surgery.

Side-effects

  • Somnolence
  • insomnia
  • malaise
  • headache
  • dizziness; GI discomfort
  • dry mouth
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • vomiting; occasional hypersensitivity; epistaxis
  • pharyngitis
  • bronchospasm.

Drug Interactions

Describe your doctor or pharmacist if you're taking any other drowsy medications, such as codeine, hydrocodone, alcohol, cannabis, sleep, or anxiety medications like alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants like carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine, or other antihistamines like chlorpheniramine, diphenhydramine.

Other antihistamines applied to the skin, such as diphenhydramine cream, ointment, or spray, should be avoided because they may produce more side effects.

Cetirizine is quite similar to levocetirizine and hydroxyzine. When taking cetirizine, avoid taking these drugs.

Certain laboratory tests, such as allergy skin testing, may be affected by this medicine, potentially leading to erroneous test findings. Make sure your laboratory personnel and all of your doctors are aware that you are taking this medication.

Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to the active ingredient, a mother who feeds breast milk to her baby.

Mode of actions

Cetirizine is a potent and highly selective antagonist of the peripheral histamine H1-receptor on effector cells in the GI tract, blood vessels, and resp tract.

Dosage & Administration

Tablet:
Oral
Allergic conditions
Adult: 10 mg once daily or 5 mg bid.
Child: 6-23 mth 2.5 mg once daily increased to max of 2.5 mg bid in childn >12 mth; 2-5 yr 5 mg once daily or in 2 divided doses; >6 yr 10 mg once daily or in 2 divided doses.

Elderly: Initially, 5 mg once daily.
Hepatic impairment: Initially, 5 mg once daily.

Syrup:
Adults and children over 6 years: 2 teaspoon once daily or 1 teaspoon twice daily.
Children 2-6 years: 1 teaspoonful once daily or 1/2 teaspoon twice daily.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Although animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect even sometimes unable to demonstrate the risk on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women, but during pregnancy, this medicine can be used just when definitely required.

Discuss with your doctors and tell them feedback about this medicine.

There is no specific information about whether this medicine is passed on to the baby through breast milk. Discuss with your doctor before breastfeeding.

Pack Size & Price

100's pack Price : ৳300

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