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  • Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Cetirizine (10 mg)
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    Alerid Tablet Information

    Alerid Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Allergy, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Common Cold. Secondary and off-label uses of Alerid Tablet have also been mentioned below.

    The right dosage of Alerid Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Alerid Tablet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Alerid Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Alerid Tablet is Safe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Alerid Tablet related warnings talks about Alerid Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Some other conditions that can be affected by Alerid Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Besides this, Alerid Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Alerid Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



    Alerid Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Alerid Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Alerid Tablet 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: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Allergy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Allergy
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 7 days
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Alerid Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Alerid Tablet safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women can take Alerid safely.

      Safe
    • Is the use of Alerid Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Alerid may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Alerid Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Very few cases of side effects of Alerid on kidney have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Alerid Tablet on the Liver?


      Very few cases of side effects of Alerid on the liver have been reported.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Alerid Tablet on the Heart?


      Alerid is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Alerid Tablet Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alerid Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Alerid Tablet

    • Is this Alerid Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Alerid Tablet.

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


      After taking Alerid Tablet, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Alerid Tablet can make you drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Alerid Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


      There is no benefit of taking Alerid Tablet for mental disorders.

      No

    Alerid Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Alerid Tablet


      You can take Alerid Tablet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Alerid Tablet


      Consumption of alcohol and Alerid Tablet together may have severe effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Alerid Tablet

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Alerid safe?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Alerid is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, very few side effects are observed such as drowsiness, diarrhea, constipation, weakness, and tiredness.

    Question over 5 years ago

    What is Alerid?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Alerid is a brand name of Cetirizine. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called antihistamine (H1 receptor blocker). It is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, urticaria, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing and other types of allergies.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I take Alerid without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

    Alerid is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Does Alerid cause weight gain?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    No, taking Alerid does not cause weight gain. However, long-term usage of this drug may rarely cause some weight gain. You are recommended to inform your doctor if you are experiencing any weight gain while consuming Alerid.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Alerid a decongestant?

    Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

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



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 166-167

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 316-317

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; ZYRTEC® (cetirizine hydrochloride) Tablets and Syrup For Oral Use

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