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Generic Drug: Cetirizine

antiallergics

H1 antagonist with some mast cell stabilising activity & poor CNS penetration. Its onset of action is 1-2 hours and duration of action is 16-24 hours.

Indications( What is this drug used for?)

1. Allergic Dermatitis
2. Allergic Rhinitis associated with nasal congestion, sneezing, lacrimation
3. Common Cold
4. Drug reaction allergy
5. Eczema, Atopic
6. Food allergy
7. Insect bites

Precaution( Conditions where caution needs to be observed)

1. Driving
2. Operating Machinery
3. Renal dysfunction
4. Elderly
5. Pregnancy

Side Effect( Are symptoms that may occur on taking the drug)

1. Dry mouth
2. GI (GastroIntestinal) Upset
3. Headache

ContraIndications( Conditions in which drug used is generally not recommended)

1. Hypersensitivity
2. Lactation

Interaction (Drugs may interact with each other. Their requiring increase/decrease or change of drug for taking in combination)

Interact TypeSeverity
Increases effects Isocarboxazid Severe
Increases effects Tranylcypromine Severe

Usage ( A drug snapshot giving Strength, Admin, Dosage Form and Gender/Age)

IndicationStrengthAdminFormGender/Age
Allergic Dermatitis 10 mg Tablets Both / Adult
Allergic Dermatitis 20mg Maximum Doses Tablets Both / Adult
Allergic Dermatitis 5 mg Children < 2 years : Not recommended, > 2 years 5-10mg Tablets Both / Child
Allergic Rhinitis associated with nasal congestion, sneezing, lacrimation 10 mg Tablets Both / Adult
Allergic Rhinitis associated with nasal congestion, sneezing, lacrimation 20mg Maximum Doses Tablets Both / Adult
Allergic Rhinitis associated with nasal congestion, sneezing, lacrimation 5 mg Children < 2 years : Not recommended, > 2 years 5-10mg Tablets Both / Child
Common Cold 10 mg Tablets Both / Adult
Common Cold 20mg Maximum Doses Tablets Both / Adult
Common Cold 5 mg Children < 2 years : Not recommended, > 2 years 5-10mg Tablets Both / Child
Drug reaction allergy 10 mg Tablets Both / Adult
Drug reaction allergy 20mg Maximum Doses Tablets Both / Adult
Drug reaction allergy 5 mg Children < 2 years : Not recommended, > 2 years 5-10mg Tablets Both / Child
Eczema, Atopic 10 mg Tablets Both / Adult
Eczema, Atopic 20mg Maximum Doses Tablets Both / Adult
Eczema, Atopic 5 mg Children < 2 years : Not recommended, > 2 years 5-10mg Tablets Both / Child
Food allergy 10 mg Tablets Both / Adult
Food allergy 20mg Maximum Doses Tablets Both / Adult
Food allergy 5 mg Children < 2 years : Not recommended, > 2 years 5-10mg Tablets Both / Child
Insect bites 10 mg Tablets Both / Adult
Insect bites 20mg Maximum Doses Tablets Both / Adult
Insect bites 5 mg Children < 2 years : Not recommended, > 2 years 5-10mg Tablets Both / Child

Pregnancy Category( Guidance for taking drugs during pregnancy)

CategoryDescription
Category B Either Animal-Reproduction studies have not demonstrated a foetal risk, but there are no controlled studies in pregnant women or animal-reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect (other than a decrease in fertility) that was not confirmed in controlled studies in women in the 1st trimester (and there is no evidence of a risk in later trimesters).
Brand Name Pack Size Price/Unit() Total Price() Manufacturer Buy
Tablets Tab, AIRTIS

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg

10 3.56 35.65/Strip ABBOTT
Syp Bot, AGLOCET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 19.00 19.00/Bottle AGLOWMED
Syp Bot, CETIRIZ

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 18.25 18.25/Bottle ALKEM
Tablets Tab, CETIRIZ

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 3.00 29.95/Strip ALKEM
Syp Bot, ZINCOCET COUGH SYP

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 50.95 50.95/Bottle ALKEM
Tablets Tab, AVIL NU

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.00 20.00/Strip AVENTIS
Syp Bot, ALLERCET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 41.50 41.50/Bottle B & B PHARMACEUTICALS
Tablets Tab, ALLERCET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 3.65 36.50/Strip B & B PHARMACEUTICALS
Tablets Tab, ALLERCET PED

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg

10 1.90 19.00/Strip B & B PHARMACEUTICALS
Syp Bot, UNICET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 19.00 19.00/Bottle BAL PHARMA
Tablets Tab, UNICET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.40 24.00/Strip BAL PHARMA
Tablets Tab, INCID-L

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.78 27.83/Strip BAYER
DT Tab, EKON-DT

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.75 27.50/Strip BLUE CROSS LABORATORIES
Tablets Tab, RAINCET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.40 24.00/Strip BMW PHARMACO PVT LTD
FC Tab Tab, ELGNIL

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.50 25.00/Strip CADILA
Syp Bot, LGNIL

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 14.00 14.00/Bottle CADILA PHARMA
Tablets Tab, ZETOP

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.39 23.92/Strip CADILA PHARMA
Tablets Tab, Z-CET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.41 14.09/Strip CENTAUR
Tablets Tab, COSZIN

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.40 24.00/Strip CFL PHARMACEUTICALS
Syp Bot, ALERID

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 22.00 22.00/Bottle CIPLA
Tablets Tab, ALERID

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.90 19.01/Strip CIPLA
Syp Bot, OKACET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/ml

1 14.00 14.00/Bottle CIPLA
Tablets Tab, OKACET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.00 20.00/Strip CIPLA
Tablets Tab, CETRINE

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.80 28.00/Strip DR REDDY'S LABS LTD
DT Tab, CERIZINE

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg

10 1.90 19.00/Strip EMCURE PHARMACEUTICALS
Tablets Tab, FOMICET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.00 20.00/Strip GENO
Tablets Tab, CETRIDOC

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.98 19.75/Strip GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS LTD.
Tablets Tab, FORMICET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.20 22.00/Strip GROUP PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Capsules Cap, CETZINE

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.90 19.00/Strip GSK
Syp Bot, CETZINE

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 38.85 38.85/Bottle GSK
Syp Bot, TRIZ

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 30.30 30.30/Bottle INDOCO REMEDIES LTD.
Tablets Tab, TRIZ

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 3.33 33.33/Strip INDOCO REMEDIES LTD.
Tablets Tab, CETIN

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.75 27.50/Strip IND-SWIFT LTD.
Tablets Tab, ALLERZINE

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.65 16.50/Strip JENBURKT PHARMACEUTICALS
Syp Bot, ALERBLOC

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 25.97 25.97/Bottle KAPL
Tablets Tab, ALERBLOC

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.12 21.20/Strip KAPL
Tablets Tab, ZIMAT

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.02 20.25/Strip KOPRAN
Syp Bot, CZ-3

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 32.00 32.00/Bottle LUPIN LABORATORIES LTD
Tablets Tab, CZ-3

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.90 19.00/Strip LUPIN LABORATORIES LTD
Syp Bot, LUPICET

Comp: CETIRIZINE 5 mg

1 18.50 18.50/Bottle LUPIN LABORATORIES LTD
Tablets Tab, LUPICET

Comp: CETIRIZINE 10 mg

10 9.60 96.00/Strip LUPIN LABORATORIES LTD
Syp Bot, ODACET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 11.77 11.77/Bottle MAPRA LABORATORIES PVT LTD
Tablets Tab, ONCET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.00 10.00/Strip MEDLEY PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
Syp Bot, HICET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 41.50 41.50/Bottle MICRO NOVA
Tablets Tab, HICET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 3.40 34.00/Strip MICRO NOVA
Tablets Tab, NUCET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.90 19.00/Strip NUSEARCH ORG.
Tablets Tab, ORICET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.49 24.90/Strip OREGON HEALTHCARE
Tablets Tab, HISNOFIL

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.65 26.50/Strip REXTAR
Tablets Tab, CETRINA-MD

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.70 17.00/Strip SAYONA
Tablets Tab, ACET TAB

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.65 16.50/Strip SHRI NIVAS (GUJ) LAB. (P) LTD.
Tablets Tab, RINCET MD

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.80 18.00/Bottle SPRINGER BIOTECH
Tablets Tab, CETRIZET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 3.73 37.30/Strip SUN
Tablets Tab, CETRIZET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg

10 2.60 26.00/Strip SUN
Tablets Tab, ZIRTIN

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.57 25.70/Strip TORRENT LABS (P) LTD
Syp Bot, WELLCET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 28.80 28.80/Bottle TREATWELL PHARMA
Tablets Tab, WELLCET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.50 15.00/Strip TREATWELL PHARMA
DT Tab, TRICET-DT

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.00 20.00/Strip TRIUM PHARMA
Syp Bot, ZYRTEC

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 27.90 27.90/Bottle UCB INDIA LTD
Tablets Tab, ZYRTEC

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 3.13 31.30/Strip UCB INDIA LTD
Syp Bot, ZYNCET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 32.25 32.25/Bottle UNICHEM (NEU FOREVA) LABORATORIES LTD
Tablets Tab, ZYNCET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.90 19.01/Strip UNICHEM (NEU FOREVA) LABORATORIES LTD
Tablets Tab, CETRIWAL

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.10 21.00/Strip WALLACE
Tablets Tab, CLARITEC

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.28 12.82/Strip WANDER LTD
Tablets Tab, ZOTACET-MD

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.69 16.90/Strip ZOTA PHARMA
Tablets Tab, CETICAD

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.60 26.00/Strip ZY CADILA
Syp Bot, RHIZIN

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 26.00 26.00/Bottle ZYDUS RECON
Tablets Tab, RHIZIN

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.60 26.00/Strip ZYDUS RECON
Tablets Tab, BEALERT

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.20 12.00/Strip HETERO (GENX)
Tablets Tab, JOCET

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 2.11 21.13/Strip UNIQUE
Syp Bot, ZOLASE

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg/5ml

1 25.00 25.00/Bottle ELKIDZ (ELDER)
Syrup Bot, CETRIZINE

Comp: CETIRIZINE 2.5 mg/5ml

1 17.33 17.33/Bottle GLENMARK
Tablets Tab, CETIRIZINE

Comp: CETIRIZINE 10 mg

10 1.61 16.07/Strip GLENMARK
Syrup Bot, G - CET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg

1 17.10 17.10/Bottle GOPAL LIFESCIENCES
Syrup Bot, G - CET

Comp: Cetirizine 5 mg

1 35.10 35.10/Bottle GOPAL LIFESCIENCES
Tablets Tab, G - CET

Comp: cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.96 19.62/Strip GOPAL LIFESCIENCES
Tablets Tab, CETHIST

Comp: Cetirizine 10 mg

10 1.61 16.06/Blister Strip HELIOS PHARMA