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Acitrin may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Acitrin is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there... View More
Acitrin is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Lar... View More
Acitrin does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Acitrin should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Acitrin may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Not recommend... View More
Acitrin is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acitrin may not be needed in the... View More
Acitrin belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and som... View More
Uses of Acitrin
- Allergic conditions
Side effects of Acitrin
How to use Acitrin
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acitrin may be taken with ... View More
How Acitrin works
Acitrin is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenge... View More
- Your doctor has prescribed Acitrin to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
- It's much less likely to make you feel sleepy than other similar medications.
- It is okay to take Acitrin with most other medications as it has few drug interactions.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Acitrin can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Acitrin as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Acitrin at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Allergic rhinitis, Hay fever, Allergies, Urticaria
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Allergic conditions Adult: 10 mg once daily or 5 mg bid. Elderly: Initially, 5 mg once daily. Hepatic impairment: Initially, 5 mg once daily.... View More
Oral Allergic conditions Child: 6-23 mth 2.5 mg once daily increased to max of 2.5 mg bid in childn >12 mth; 2-5 yr 5 mg once daily or in 2 divided do... View More
Renal impairment GFR >50 mL/min: Dose adjustment not necessary GFR ? 50 mL/min: 5 mg PO qDay Peritoneal dialysis: 5 mg PO qDay Intermittent hemodial... View More
Mode of Action
Cetirizine is a potent and highly selective antagonist of the peripheral histamine H1-receptor on effector cells in the GI tract, blood vessels and resp... View More
Hepatic or renal impairment; elderly; tasks requiring mental alertness eg, driving or operating heavy machinery; pregnancy. Lactation: Excreted in br... View More
>10% Somnolence (2-14%),Headache (11-14%) 1-10% Fatigue (5.9%),Dry mouth (5%),Dizziness (2%),Diarrhea (2-3%),Malaise (4%),Bronchospasm (2-3%),Vomit... View More
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women Lactation Cetirizine has been reported to be present in human breast ... View More
Additive CNS depression when administered concomitantly w/ other CNS depressants (e.g. sedatives, tranquilisers).
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