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Zocet Information

Zocet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Allergic Rhinitis, Common Cold. Zocet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Zocet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Zocet as well, which are listed below. Such side effects of Zocet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Zocet's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Warnings related to Zocet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Zocet contraindications section.

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

You should also be aware that Zocet is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Zocet Benefits & Uses

Zocet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Zocet 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

Zocet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Zocet safe for pregnant women?


    Zocet is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Zocet safe during breastfeeding?


    Side effects of Zocet on breastfeeding women are very mild.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zocet on the Kidneys?


    Zocet has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Zocet on the Liver?


    There are no any side effects of Zocet on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Zocet on the Heart?


    Using Zocet does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Zocet with Other Drugs

Zocet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Life Threatening

Moderate



Zocet Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Zocet

  • Is this Zocet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Zocet is addictive.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Zocet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Zocet only on doctor's advice.

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


    Zocet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Zocet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Zocet


    You can take Zocet with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Zocet


    Taking alcohol with Zocet can be dangerous.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Zocet

Question over 5 years ago

Does Zocet cause stomach upset?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Yes, Zocet can cause stomach upset. It is a common side effect of this drug. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing stomach upset after taking this medicine.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Zocet cause weight gain?

ravi udawat MBBS , General Physician

No, taking Zocet 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 Zocet. 

Question about 5 years ago

When to take Zocet?

Dr. Joydeep Sarkar MBBS , Internal Medicine

Absorption of Zocet is not affected by food and hence can be taken with or without food. Preferably it should be taken in the evening. However, you are recommended to take it as per the doctor's instructions.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Zocet with montelukast?

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

Yes, Zocet 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.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Zocet safe?

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

Yes, Zocet is safe to use, if taken in the 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.



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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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