About Okacet Syrup 30 ml
Okacet Syrup 30 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.
Okacet Syrup 30 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, Okacet Syrup 30 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 Okacet Syrup 30 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, Okacet Syrup 30 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 Okacet Syrup 30 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.
Uses of Okacet Syrup 30 ml
Common allergies, Hay fever, Conjunctivitis, Eczema, Reactions to insect bites and stings, skin rashes
Okacet Syrup 30 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. Okacet Syrup 30 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.
Directions for Use
Side Effects of Okacet Syrup 30 ml
Most of the side effects of Okacet Syrup 30 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.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Okacet Syrup 30 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 Okacet Syrup 30 ml. If you are supposed to undergo skin testing, the doctor might advise you to stop taking Okacet Syrup 30 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 Okacet Syrup 30 ml. Concurrent use of Okacet Syrup 30 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 Okacet Syrup 30 ml because of the increased risk of sleepiness and drowsiness at higher doses.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Okacet Syrup 30 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 Okacet Syrup 30 ml.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Okacet Syrup 30 ml is contraindicated in kidney disease, epilepsy (fits), urinary bladder problem and alcoholism.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Okacet Syrup 30 ml may cause excessive dizziness when taken with alcohol so, together intake should be avoided.
Okacet Syrup 30 ml is pregnancy category B medicine so it can be used by the pregnant mother only if your doctor has prescribed it.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Take Okacet Syrup 30 ml only when prescribed; it is known to pass on in a limited quantity via breast milk to the child.
Please drive with caution; Okacet Syrup 30 ml usually does not causes blurry vision, but it may affect driving ability in some.
Only consume Okacet Syrup 30 ml, if your doctor has prescribed it.
Okacet Syrup 30 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with less than 10 mL/min creatinine clearance or patients undergoing hemodialysis should not take Okacet Syrup 30 ml.
Diet & Lifestyle Advise
- Staying hydrated is vital for those with a cough or cold. Drinking liquids at room temperature can alleviate cough, runny nose, and sneezing.
- The immune system is affected by stress and raises the risk of being sick. An individual can exercise regularly, meditate, do deep breathing, and try progressive muscle relaxation techniques to relieve stress.
- To stay fit and safe, try to sleep 7-9 hours each night.
- It is advised to avoid contact with known allergens (allergy-causing agents) such as pollen, dust, etc. Certain food items are known to cause allergies to you.
- Maintain personal hygiene and keep your surroundings clean.
Drive with caution.
preferred to take tablet before sleep.
Can I take Okacet Syrup 30 ml if I am intolerant to sugar?
No, Okacet Syrup 30 ml should not be taken if you are intolerant to sugar, please contact your doctor before taking Okacet Syrup 30 ml to avoid any unpleasant side-effects.
What is hay fever?
Hay fever is an allergy caused due to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats, dogs, and other animals with fur or feathers (pet dander). It leads to cold-like symptoms (running nose, watery eyes).
Can Okacet Syrup 30 ml be taken daily?
Depending upon the severity of allergic conditions due to allergens Okacet Syrup 30 ml can be safely taken daily until you get complete relief and as long as your doctor has advised you to take it.
Does Okacet Syrup 30 ml cause drowsiness?
Okacet Syrup 30 ml is an antihistamine providing instant relief from allergic conditions however, in some people it may cause sleepiness and induce some drowsiness in the day. Hence you are recommended to take it in the night time in case you are experiencing excessive drowsiness in the day.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take Okacet Syrup 30 ml and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
In which conditions should I avoid taking Okacet Syrup 30 ml?
You should not take Okacet Syrup 30 ml if you have had an allergic reaction to Okacet Syrup 30 ml, food additives containing E218 or E216, intolerant to lactose or sorbitol, have liver or kidney failure, epilepsy (fits), difficulty in peeing. Tell your doctor that you are taking Okacet Syrup 30 ml and have booked an allergy test as it might affect the diagnostic result.
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