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Okacet L Tablet is usually prescribed in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. The signs and symptoms include runny / stuffy nose, red, itchy, and watery eyes, sneezing, and swelling around the eyes. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon doctor’s discretion.
The active ingredient of Okacet L Tablet is Levocetrizine 5mg.
Levocetrizine acts by blocking the histamine. Histamine gets produced in the body during allergic reactions. Thus, by blocking them, Levocetrizine reduces allergic reactions.
Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before taking the Okacet L Tablet:
The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Okacet L Tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:
Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:
Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the Okacet L Tablet whole immediately after opening it from the strip. Do not break/crush/chew/cut it.
Avoid missing or forgetting a dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don?t consume two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health.
Take the tablet either with or without food. Take the medicine at the prescribed time and dosage.
Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience one or more of the following signs or symptoms:
Take Okacet L Tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:
Caution advised among people with renal problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of Okacet L Tablet.
Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of Okacet L Tablet.
May be used during pregnancy – risk of fetal harm not expected based on limited human data. However, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant (inform before taking this medicine).
May used during lactation – risk of infant harm not expected based on limited human data. However, no human data available to evaluate effects on milk production. Therefore, consult your doctor for safety before using this medicine
Consuming alcohol along with this medicine may result in additive CNS depression. Therefore, do not consume alcohol while on the coarse of this medicine.
Exercise caution when used with other medication. Especially, if you are on CNS depressants such as sedatives and tranquilizers. Therefore, inform your doctor about your current list of medicine which you start or stop.
Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions.
It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.
It comes as a tablet, syrup to take by mouth with or without food. Adult: Oral- 2.5-5 mgday in the evening. Max: 5 mgday.
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often.
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.
Do not give to a child who has kidney disease. If you have an allergy to levocetirizine, cetirizine, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you have very bad kidney disease. If you are breast-feeding.
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Very bad dizziness or passing out. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Antihistamines & Antiallergics
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