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Alcit (Alive) Information

Alcit (Alive) is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. Allergy, Allergic Rhinitis, Common Cold are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Alcit (Alive) have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Alcit (Alive). Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Alcit (Alive) can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Alcit (Alive) normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Alcit (Alive) is Safe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Alcit (Alive) has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Alcit (Alive) related warnings section.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Alcit (Alive) contraindications section.

Besides this, Alcit (Alive) may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Alcit (Alive) is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Alcit (Alive) Benefits & Uses

Alcit (Alive) is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Alcit (Alive) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: taken at evening
Geriatric
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: taken at evening
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: taken at evening

Alcit (Alive) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alcit (Alive) safe for pregnant women?


    There are no side effects of Alcit (Alive) in pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Alcit (Alive) safe during breastfeeding?


    Alcit (Alive) may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alcit (Alive) on the Kidneys?


    Alcit (Alive) may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alcit (Alive) on the Liver?


    Alcit (Alive) is not harmful for the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Alcit (Alive) on the Heart?


    Alcit (Alive) is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Alcit (Alive) with Other Drugs

Alcit (Alive) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Life Threatening

Moderate



Alcit (Alive) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alcit (Alive) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Alcit (Alive)

  • Is this Alcit (Alive) habit forming or addictive?


    Alcit (Alive) is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Alcit (Alive). So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Alcit (Alive) only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Alcit (Alive) is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Alcit (Alive) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alcit (Alive)


    Taking Alcit (Alive) with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Alcit (Alive)


    Consuming Alcit (Alive) with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Alcit (Alive)

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Alcit (Alive) cause drowsiness?

Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

Although, Alcit (Alive) is classified as a non-drowsy antihistamine, but it can still cause drowsiness in some people. If you are taking this drug and feeling drowsy, then you are recommended not to drive or use heavy machinery. Please consult your doctor if you experience any unwanted effects.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Alcit (Alive) with ambroxol?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Alcit (Alive) can be taken with ambroxol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported after taking this drug. However, if you feel any discomfort or unpleasant effects after taking this drug please consult your doctor.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Alcit (Alive) a decongestant?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

No, Alcit (Alive) is not a decongestant. It is an antihistamine, used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, urticaria, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, and sneezing.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Alcit (Alive) on my own or without doctors advice?

Dr. Tarun kumar MBBS , Other

Discontinuation of Alcit (Alive) on your own can cause unwanted side effects and withdrawal symptoms. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Alcit (Alive) with montelukast?

Dr. K. M. Bhatt MBBS, PG Dip , Cardiology, Pediatrics, General Surgery, General Physician, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine

Yes, Alcit (Alive) can be taken with montelukast. As per clinical studies, no harmful interaction has been reported after taking them. However, do not take it without doctors advise. A fixed-dose combination of [Medicinie] and montelukast is available in the market which is used in the treatment of respiratory tract inflammation.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xyzal® (levocetirizine dihydrochloride)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 164,167



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