ONTACET Tablet 15's

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INTRODUCTION

ONTACET TABLET contains Cetirizine which belongs to the group of medicines called Anti-allergic medicines. It is used to treat symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (such as nasal congestion, itchy nose, repeated sneezing and red, watery and/or itchy eyes) and urticaria (allergic skin condition causing reddish raised patches on the skin with severe itching) in both adults and in children (aged 6 years or above).

Take ONTACET TABLET as directed by your physician. It is preferably taken during the evenings or at bedtime with or without meals. Before taking ONTACET TABLET, inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have epilepsy or difficulty in passing urine.

ONTACET TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment. It should be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women only if it is considered necessary by the physician.

ONTACET TABLET may cause excessive drowsiness and tiredness. Therefore, restrict yourself from engaging into activities that requires complete concentration (such as driving or handling heavy tools or machines) as a precaution.

Other most common side effects of taking ONTACET TABLET are dryness of mouth, headache, tiredness, weakness and sore throat. Consult your doctor if they trouble you.

USES OF ONTACET TABLET

It is used in adults and in children (aged 6 years or above) to treat symptoms associated with:

  • Allergic rhinitis (such as nasal congestion, itchy nose, repeated sneezing and red, watery and itchy eyes)
  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (severe skin rash with reddish raised patches and itching)

HOW ONTACET TABLET WORKS

ONTACET TABLET is an anti-allergic medicine. It reduces allergic reactions by blocking the release of certain chemicals (histamines) in the body that triggers the allergic response. As a result, it provides relief from the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and urticaria.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take ONTACET TABLET as advised by your physician. It can be taken with or without meals. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Continue to take this medicine for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ONTACET TABLET

COMMON

  • sleepiness/drowsiness
  • headache, dizziness
  • dry mouth, nausea, diarrhea
  • tiredness
  • sore throat, inflammation of nasal tract

UNCOMMON

  • skin rash, itching
  • stomach (abdominal) pain
  • weakness
  • tingling or numbness of body parts

RARE

  • fast heart rate
  • edema (swelling of body parts)
  • weight gain

Stop taking ONTACET TABLET and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects such as:

  • signs of allergic reaction (such as skin rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat which can lead to difficulty in breathing or swallowing, sudden fall in blood pressure, feeling faint, shock)
  • fits (seizures)
  • suicidal thoughts or behavior

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Headache:  

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Diarrhea:

Drink plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not consume any medicine on your own without consulting your doctor. If your diarrhea worsens, contact your doctor.

Dry Mouth:

Drink plenty of water and fruit juices. Consume foods which has high water and fiber content. Artificial saliva can also be used in extreme dryness of mouth. If your condition worsens, contact your doctor.

Sleepiness/Drowsiness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling sleepy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your sleepiness. Consult your doctor if your condition worsens.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ONTACET TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

ONTACET TABLET may pass through breast milk. Therefore, it should be used in breastfeeding women only if it is considered necessary by the physician.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

ONTACET TABLET may cause excessive sleepiness or tiredness. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if your ability is affected by ONTACET TABLET.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ONTACET TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.

KIDNEY

ONTACET TABLET is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney disease (such as kidney failure). It should be used with caution in patients with other kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

ONTACET TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take ONTACET TABLET if you are allergic to Cetirizine or to any other anti-allergic medicines (such as hydroxyzine, levocetirizine, meclozine, cyclizine, buclizine).

OTHERS

Before taking ONTACET TABLET, inform your doctor if you:

  • suffer from epilepsy (fits) or are at risk of developing convulsions
  • are unable to pass urine (due to spinal cord injury or due to enlarged prostate)
  • are scheduled for any allergic testing

Use in Pediatrics:

ONTACET TABLET should be used in children and adolescents (aged 6 years or above) only if prescribed by the physician. It is not recommended for use in children aged below 6 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in Geriatrics:

ONTACET TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged 65 years or above). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug interactions:

Before taking ONTACET TABLET, inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescription, non-prescription and over-the-counter medicines as a precaution.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more ONTACET TABLET, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, diarrhea, dizziness, tiredness, headache, pupil dilation, itching, restlessness, sleepiness, shaking, unable to pass urine and abnormal heart rate.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Cetirizine
Pharmacological Category :   H1-Receptor Blocker
Therapeutic Indication :   Allergic Rhinitis, Urticaria
Dosage Forms :   Tablet, Capsule, Drops, Syrup, Suspension

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children
  • Store this medicine at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT ONTACET TABLET

Q: Can ONTACET TABLET reduce allergic symptoms?

A: Yes. ONTACET TABLET is used to reduce symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (such as nasal congestion, itchy nose, repeated sneezing and red, watery and/or itchy eyes) and urticaria (skin rash with itching).

Q: Is ONTACET TABLET addictive in nature?

A: No. ONTACET TABLET is not addictive in nature and you can take it as long as it benefits you. If you are doubtful, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can ONTACET TABLET be used in children?

A: ONTACET TABLET should be used in children and adolescents (aged 6 years or above) only if prescribed by the physician. It is not recommended for use in children aged below 6 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: Can ONTACET TABLET cause headaches? 

A: Yes. Headache is one of the most common side effects of taking ONTACET TABLET. In case of you are experiencing a headache after taking ONTACET TABLET, try to rest and relax. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Apply a pain-relieving balm on the forehead if needed. Do not consume too much of alcohol. Consult your doctor if headache persists for a long time.

Q: What are the uses of ONTACET TABLET?

A: ONTACET TABLET is used to treat symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (such as nasal congestion, itchy nose, repeated sneezing and red, watery and itchy eyes) and urticaria (skin rash with itching).

Q: Who can use ONTACET TABLET?

A: ONTACET TABLET is suitable for use in both adults and in children (aged 6 years or above).

Q: How ONTACET TABLET works?

A: ONTACET TABLET is an anti-allergic medicine. It reduces allergic reactions by blocking the release of certain chemicals (histamines) in the body that triggers the allergic response. As a result, it provides relief from the symptoms of allergic rhinitis and urticaria.

Q: How long will it take for ONTACET TABLET to show the results?

A: You may notice improvement in your condition within 1-2 hours following the administration of ONTACET TABLET. However, it may take few days for ONTACET TABLET to reduce the onset of allergic response. As there is only symptomatic treatment available for allergic reactions, your symptoms may re-appear if you are exposed to allergens once again. To manage this, your doctor may ask you to take this medicine periodically. For more information, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: When should I take ONTACET TABLET?

A: ONTACET TABLET is preferably taken during bedtime after food. However, you may also take ONTACET TABLET in the mornings if advised by your doctor. As ONTACET TABLET may make you feel sleepy, restrict yourself from engaging into activities such as driving, travelling, handling hazardous tools or machines or any activities that requires complete alertness as a safety measure.

Q: Can I stop taking ONTACET TABLET once my symptoms subside?

A: Do not stop taking ONTACET TABLET without consulting your doctor even if you feel better during the midway of the therapy. Make sure to take ONTACET TABLET for the stipulated duration as recommended by your doctor to achieve better results. As there is only symptomatic treatment available for allergic reactions, your symptoms may re-appear if you are exposed to allergens once again. To manage this, your doctor may ask you to take this medicine periodically. For more information, consult your doctor for advice.

Q: What is the best time to take ONTACET TABLET?

A: ONTACET TABLET is preferably taken during bedtime after food. However, you may also take ONTACET TABLET in the mornings if advised by your doctor. Make sure to not to engage yourself into activities such as driving, travelling, handling hazardous tools or machines or any activities that requires complete alertness if ONTACET TABLET is taken at mornings.

Q: What to do if I forgot to take a dose of ONTACET TABLET?

A: If you have missed a dose of ONTACET TABLET, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose of ONTACET TABLET, skip the missed dose and take the next one regularly. Do not take a double dose of ONTACET TABLET to compensate the missed ones.

Q: What precautions should be followed while taking ONTACET TABLET?

A: Before taking ONTACET TABLET inform your doctor if you have any liver or kidney problems, fits or difficulty in passing urine. You must also inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Continue to take ONTACET TABLET for the stipulated duration prescribed by your doctor to achieve better results.

Q: Can I consume alcohol while taking ONTACET TABLET?

A: Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking ONTACET TABLET as it might make you feel dizzier and drowsier.

Q: Can I drive after taking ONTACET TABLET?

A: ONTACET TABLET may cause excessive sleepiness or tiredness. Therefore, do not drive or operate any heavy tools or machines if you experience any such symptoms.

Q: Can I take ONTACET TABLET daily?

A: Take ONTACET TABLET as advised by your physician. Your doctor will evaluate your health condition and suggest whether can you take ONTACET TABLET every day or not.

Q: Can the use of ONTACET TABLET affect the liver?

A: Yes. ONTACET TABLET may affect the way your liver work. Therefore, it should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Consult your doctor before taking it.

Q: Can ONTACET TABLET be taken during pregnancy?

A: ONTACET TABLET should be used in pregnant women only if it is considered necessary by the physician. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Q: Can ONTACET TABLET make my child feel sleepy?

A: ONTACET TABLET may cause sleepiness or drowsiness in few children, although not everybody gets them. This is quite normal and does not need to worry about. Avoid unnecessary distractions in children and try to make them stay relaxed. Avoid taking them outdoors unnecessarily. Avoid giving them concomitant medicines that can make them drowsier like cough syrups or sedatives. If this symptom bothers you, contact your doctor for advice.

Q: Can ONTACET TABLET make my child hyperactive?

A: ONTACET TABLET may cause hyperactivity in few children, although not everybody gets them. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual behavior in your child.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

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  • Peripheral Smear Examination
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