Alerid Syrup 60 ml belongs to a class of drugs called anti-histamine or anti-allergic. It contains cetirizine, primarily used to treat various kinds of allergies. An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as ‘allergens.’ Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever. At the same time, others might be allergic to pollen or pet dander.
Alerid Syrup 60 ml contains cetirizine (anti-histamine), which is used to treat allergies as it blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as ‘histamine,’ which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. Additionally, Alerid Syrup 60 ml also treat hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), round the year dust or pet allergies (perennial allergic rhinitis), and urticaria (swelling, redness, and itchiness of the skin). In short, it helps to relieve the discomfort and unpleasant symptoms that occurred due to allergic conditions, like blocked/runny/itchy nose, red/watery eyes, and skin rashes.
Always take Alerid Syrup 60 ml exactly as your doctor has prescribed you. Check with your doctor if you are not sure. Do not chew, break, or split the tablet; swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Like all medicines, Alerid Syrup 60 ml can cause some side effects; however, not everybody gets them. If you observe tiredness symptoms, feeling sleepy, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, sore throat, nausea, cold-like nose symptoms (in children), or diarrhoea (in children). In very rare cases, people might have thought about committing suicide. If you feel like this, stop the medicine and immediately contact your doctor.
You should not take Alerid Syrup 60 ml if you are allergic to cetirizine, currently breast-feeding, or have severe kidney failure (creatinine clearance less than 10 ml/min), the problem of urinary retention and fructose intolerance. Do not give this medicine to children who are less than two years of age groups. Check with your doctor if you are taking midodrine to treat low blood pressure and ritonavir for HIV infection.
Common allergies, Hay fever, Conjunctivitis, Eczema, Reactions to insect bites and stings, skin rashes
Alerid Syrup 60 ml is used to treat allergies as it blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as ‘histamine,’ which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. Alerid Syrup 60 ml is used to treat adults and children (aged two years and above) who have hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), round the year dust or pet allergies (perennial allergic rhinitis), and urticaria (swelling, redness, and itchiness of the skin). In short, it helps to relieve the discomfort and unpleasant symptoms that occurred due to allergic conditions, like blocked/runny/itchy nose, red/watery eyes, and skin rashes.
Most of the side effects of Alerid Syrup 60 ml do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. Sleepiness, drowsiness, nasopharyngitis (sore throat), fatigue, and dry mouth in children of 12 years of age and adult has been reported. While fever, sleepiness, drowsiness, cough, and epistaxis (nose bleeding) can occur in children 6 to 12 years of age.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Alerid Syrup 60 ml, consult your doctor. If you have kidney problems, dose adjustment might be required; the doctor will do it depending upon your disease's condition. Please inform your doctor if you have a problem passing urine and have epilepsy (fits) before starting Alerid Syrup 60 ml. If you are supposed to undergo skin testing, the doctor might advise you to stop taking Alerid Syrup 60 ml 72 hours before the test as it decreases response to skin prick test. Patients should be cautioned against getting engaged in the work which required too much mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle after intake of Alerid Syrup 60 ml. Concurrent use of Alerid Syrup 60 ml with alcohol or other antidepressants should be avoided as it can reduce your mental alertness. The daily dose in adults and children 12 years of age and older should not take more than 5 mg once daily. Besides this, in children 6-11 years of age, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg once daily. Patients should avoid taking over dosage of Alerid Syrup 60 ml because of the increased risk of sleepiness and drowsiness at higher doses.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Alerid Syrup 60 ml have interactions with pain killer (antipyrine), antibiotics (azithromycin, erythromycin), antacid (cimetidine), anti-fungal (ketoconazole), respiratory disease medicine (theophylline), and decongestant (pseudoephedrine), anti-viral or anti HIV drugs (ritonavir).
Drug-Food Interaction: Alcohol and St John's wort plant (a plant used as anti-depressant) should not be used along with Alerid Syrup 60 ml.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Alerid Syrup 60 ml is contraindicated in kidney disease, epilepsy (fits), urinary bladder problem and alcoholism.
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