the package insert of the medicine Cetrizin. Therapeutic class of antihistamines. The Active principles of Cetirizine.
In the treatment of rhinitis, rinoconjuntivites or conjunctivitis of nature allergic, hives, itching skin and other conditions allergic.
When should I not use?
In cases of hypersensitivity to cetirizine or to other components
How to use?
Adults – Compressed
Dosage usual adult and children older than 12 years is 1 tablet a day orally. In patients with renal insufficiency the dose should be reduced to half a tablet a day.
Adult and children – Drops
Adults and children from 12 years: 20 drops (10 mg) once a day.
Children 6 to 12 years: 10 drops (5 mg) in the morning and at night.
Children 2 to 6 years: the safety of use is not fully established.
Exclusively at the physician’s discretion, may be prescribed 5 drops (2.5 mg) in the morning and at night.
Until the present time, there are no data that determine the need to reduce the dose in elderly patients.
In patients with renal insufficiency, the dose to be administered should be reduced to half the dose as usual.
What are the evils that can cause me?
The adverse reactions, when they occur, are of mild intensity and transient and manifested by drowsiness, headache, dizziness, dry mouth, agitation, and discomfort to the gastrointestinal. In some patients, may occur hypersensitivity reactions, including reactions to dermal and angioedema.
Warnings and Precautions
what should I know before using?
caution is advised in the concomitant use of cetirizine with drugs Central Nervous System depressants. There is no evidence of any effects on alertness or reaction time with a daily intake of up to 20 or 25 mg. Anyway, patients who drive vehicles or handle dangerous machinery should be oriented to the possible risk and security.
There is no evidence of effect teratogenic in animal studies.
pregnant Women should not use the product. Women who get pregnant during the
treatment should communicate the doctor, who will decide on the interruption of the use of the
Cetirizine is not recommended during lactation because it is excreted in breast milk.
Up to the present time, there is no information available side-effects specifically for the elderly.
In patients with renal failure the dose to be administered should be reduced to half the dose as usual.
what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?
The main symptom is drowsiness severe.
Must be performed gastric lavage and measures symptomatic and supportive with monitoring of the vital signs in the hospital.
overdosage in children may produce agitation.
Until now, no known specific antidote to cetirizine.
– coated Tablets 10 mg – box-containing 6-coated tablets.
Drops 10 mg/ml – the box with a vial of 7 ml.
has Not been demonstrated in interactions with other drugs until the time.
Studies with diazepam and cimetidine have not shown interactions with cetirizine.
concomitant use with drugs depressant CNS requires care.
The intake of alcoholic beverages should be avoided during the treatment with the medicine.
coated Tablets >
Each coated tablet contains:
Dicloridrato de cetirizine ….10 mg
Excipients: lactose, maize starch, polyvinylpyrrolidone, magnesium stearate, talc,
copolymer of methacrylic acid, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide,
q. s. p….1comprimido coated
Each 1 mL (about 20 drops) contains:
Dicloridrato de cetirizine ….10 mg
Vehicle: glycerin, propylene glycol, saccharin sodium, methylparaben, propylparaben, sodium acetate, acetic acid, deionized water, q. s. p. …. ….1 mL
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