Zirtek Allergy Relief 21 Tablets
Zirtek Allergy Relief 21 Tablets
Zirtek Allergy Tablets are an effective solution for the mitigation of symptoms related to hayfever and year-round allergies, including pet allergies, dust, and urticaria. The active ingredient in these tablets, cetirizine hydrochloride, is an antihistamine that works by inhibiting the histamine response responsible for the manifestation of allergic symptoms. As a result, individuals may experience relief from discomfort associated with such symptoms as sneezing, nasal irritation, runny and congested nose, itching, red and watery eyes, and skin rashes.
- Treat symptoms associated with hayfever, pet allergies, dust, and urticaria
- Contains cetirizine hydrochloride
- 21 tablets
What is Zirtek Allergy and what is it used for?
Zirtek Allergy is an antiallergic medication containing the active ingredient Cetirizine dihydrochloride. It is indicated for the relief of nasal and ocular symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis, as well as the relief of urticaria in adults and children aged 6 years and above.
Who should not take Zirtek Allergy?
Zirtek Allergy should not be taken by individuals with severe kidney disease requiring dialysis, or those who are allergic to Cetirizine dihydrochloride, other ingredients listed in the product's section 6, hydroxyzine, or piperazine derivatives.
What should individuals be aware of before taking Zirtek Allergy?
It is important to talk to a doctor or pharmacist before taking Zirtek Allergy. Patients with renal insufficiency may require a lower dose, determined by a doctor. Individuals with problems passing urine, epilepsy, or at risk of convulsions should also seek medical advice. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid taking Zirtek Allergy with alcohol.
Is it safe to take Zirtek Allergy during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant, or are planning to have a baby, it is recommended to seek advice from a doctor before taking Zirtek Allergy.
Can Zirtek Allergy be given to children?
Zirtek Allergy should not be given to children below the age of 6 years due to the tablet formulation not allowing for necessary dose adjustments.
What should be considered when taking other medications with Zirtek Allergy?
It is important to inform a doctor or pharmacist of all medications being taken, recently taken, or planned to be taken, before taking Zirtek Allergy.
How does food affect the absorption of Zirtek Allergy?
Food does not affect the absorption of Zirtek Allergy.
How should Zirtek Allergy be stored?
The storage instructions for Zirtek Allergy can be found in section 5 of the product's package leaflet.
What should be done if side effects occur while taking Zirtek Allergy?
If any side effects occur while taking Zirtek Allergy, it is recommended to speak with a doctor or pharmacist. This includes side effects not listed in the product's package leaflet. It is important to seek medical attention if one does not feel better or feels worse after 3 days. The possible side effects of Zirtek Allergy can be found in section 4 of the product's package leaflet.
Active Ingredient: Cetirizine Hydrochloride 10mg.
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Lactose, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose (E464), Titanium Dioxide (E171) and Polyethylene Glycol.
Usage and Instructions
Adults and children aged 12 years and over:
Take one tablet daily. If the tablets make you feel drowsy or dizzy, taking half a tablet twice a day may be better than taking one tablet once a day.
Children aged 6 to 12 years:
Take half a tablet twice a day.
Children under 6 years: Not suitable.
Avoid alcoholic drink while you are taking this medicine.
If you are due to have an allergy test, ask your doctor if you should stop taking Zirtek Allergy for several days before testing. This medicine may affect your allergy test results.
Some people have reported that they feel drowsy or dizzy while they are taking Zirtek Allergy .
If you are affected do not drive or use machines.
This medicine contains lactose. If you have been told that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking these tablets.
Do not take Zirtek Allergy if:
- You are allergic to cetirizine dihydrochloride or any of the other ingredients in this medicine.
- You are breastfeeding.
- You have severe kidney failure (creatinine clearance less than 10 ml/min).
- You have problems of urinary retention.
- You have hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose- galactose malabsorption.
Check with your pharmacist before taking Zirtek Allergy if:
- You have problems with your kidneys.
- You have predisposition factors of urinary retention (eg: spinalcord lesion, prostatic hyperplasia) as cetirizine increases the risk of urinary retention.
- You suffer from epilepsy or are at risk of convulsions.
- You want to use for children less than 6 years of age
- You are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with cetirizine. Just because a side effect is stated here doesn't mean that all people taking this medicine will experience that or any side effect.
- Common side effects (affect between 1 in 10 and 1 in 100 people)
- Mild sleepiness or feeling tired. Don't drive or drink alcohol if affected.
- Dry mouth.
- Sore throat.
- Feeling sick or abdominal pain.