Anglocet Tablet 10
Cetrizine is a H1 receptor blocker which is most commonly used to treat seasonal allergic rhinitis. It is also used to treat chronic idiopathic urticarial and perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children of 6 years of age and older.
How does the drug work ?
Cetrizine is a H1 receptor blocker which is most commonly used to alleviate symptoms of allergy. H1 receptors are G-protein coupled receptors that are located on the T cells, B- cells, monocytes and lymphocytes. Stimulation of H1 receptors causes inflammatory effects, vasodilation, headache, bronchoconstriction, hypotension and tachycardia. Cetirizine blocks the H1 receptors which are commonly activated by histamine- inflammatory mediator and potent vasodilator. Therefore, cetrizine is used to relieve the allergic symptoms such as inflammation, runny nose, sneezing, and itching in the patient
What are the common side effects ?The most commonly reported side effects of cetrizine are Drowsiness, dry mouth, nose or throat irritation, sore throat, tiredness, weakness, fever or cough, swelling in the upper and lower limbs, and nosebleed
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Anglocet can be taken with or without food. However, it is best to take the medication after food to prevent abdominal pain.
• Avoid driving after taking the Anglocet medication, as it causes drowsiness or dizziness.
• Long-term use of Anglocet may cause pancreatitis and hepatitis. Therefore, patients should undergo continuous monitoring of pancreatic and functioning test
• Patients taking rifampicin, Phenobarbital, phenytoin or prednisone should avoid Anglocet, as it may increase the risk of side effects of Anglocet.
• Anglocet is prescribed at different doses for children of 2 to 15 years old only for the treatment of chronic asthma and for the prophylaxis of exercise-induced asthma.
• Anglocet medicine is not prescribed for the treatment of asthma to children younger than 12 months. It is not prescribed for the treatment allergic rhinitis in the children younger than 2 years old.
• Anglocet is prescribed with caution in pregnant and lactating women and the patients are regularly monitored.
1. How should I use this medication? Cetrizine should be taken with or without food preferably after food with a glass of water. It is recommended to take the medication in the evening as cetrizine may cause dizziness or drowsiness. However, consult your physician before use.
2. Are there any storage precautions for cetrizine? Store the medication at room temperature (25°C) and away from direct heat and sunlight. Keep the drug out of reach of children.
3. Is cetirizine a steroid or narcotic? cetirizine is an antihistamine medication. It is not a narcotic or steroid.
4. Is cetirizine used as a decongestant? Yes. cetirizine can be used as a decongestant. It evacuates sinuses, clears nasal airways and stuffy nose.
5. Can I take any other medications along with cetirizine? You must discuss with your doctor before taking any other medications.