Alarex Syrup is manufactured by Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Alarex Syrup contains 5 mg/5 ml Cetirizine Dihydrochloride. It is Sedating Anti-histamine class drug.
Cetirizine is a potent and highly selective antagonist of the peripheral histamine H1-receptor on effector cells in the GI tract, blood vessels and respiratory tract.
Cetirizine is used for the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis, perennial allergic rhinitis, pruritus and urticaria. It is also used in allergen induced asthma.
|Weight:||5 mg/5 ml|
|Therapeutic Class:||Sedating Anti-histamine|
|Manufacturer:||Popular Pharmaceuticals Ltd|
|Last Updated:||November 22, 2020 at 6:15 pm|
Table Of contents
Alarex contains Cetirizine Dihydrochloride 5 mg/5 ml. Alarex Dosage:
- Adults and children over 6 years: 1 tablet (10 mg) once daily or ½ tablet twice daily.
- Children 2-6 years: ½ tablet once daily.
- Adults and children over 6 years: 2 teaspoonful (10 mg) once daily or 1 teaspoon (5 mg) twice daily.
- Children 2-6 years: 1 teaspoonful once daily or ½ teaspoon twice daily.
Cetirizine dihydrochloride is well tolerated. Lower incidence of sedation, headache, dry mouth, and gastrointestinal disturbances may occur. It does not produce anticholinergic effects.
Caution should be exercised when driving a car or operating a heavy machinery. Concurrent use of cetirizine with alcohol or other CNS depressants should be avoided because additional reduction in alertness and CNS performance may occur.
No clinically significant drug interactions have been found with theophylline, azithromycin, pseudoephedrine, ketoconazole or erythromycin and with some other drugs.
Pregnancy Lactation use
Pregnancy category B. There are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women. Cetirizine should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Cetirizine has been reported to be excreted in human breast milk. As large amount of drugs are excreted in human milk, use of Cetirizine in nursing mother is not recommended.
Alarex is contraindicated in those patients with a known hypersensitivity to it or any of its ingredients or hydroxyzine.
Symptoms: Confusion, dizziness, fatigue, headache, malaise, restlessness, sedation, somnolence, diarrhoea, mydriasis, pruritus, stupor, tachycardia, tremor, and urinary retention.
Management: Symptomatic and supportive treatment. Gastric lavage may be done shortly following ingestion.
Interaction with other Medicine
Store between 20-25°C. Syrup: Store between 2-8°C.
What does Alarex used for?
Alarex is used to temporarily relieve the symptoms of hay fever (allergy to pollen, dust, or other substances in the air) and allergy to other substances (such as dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, and molds). These symptoms include sneezing; runny nose; itchy, red, watery eyes; and itchy nose or throat.
Does Alarex make you sleepy?
Alarex is classed as a non-drowsy antihistamine, but some people still find it makes them feel quite sleepy. Common side effects include headaches, dry mouth, feeling sick, dizziness, stomach pain and diarrhoea. It's best not to drink alcohol while you're taking cetirizine as it can make you feel sleepy.
When should I take Alarex?
Alarex can be taken at any time of the day. In most people it is non-sedating, so they take it in the morning. However, a percentage of people do find it to be sedating so if it does make you drowsy it is best to take it in the evening. Alarex can be taken with or without food.
Can Alarex be used as a sleeping pill?
Second-generation antihistamines are less likely to cause drowsiness. People use them to treat long-term allergy symptoms, and they are not effective as sleeping aids.
Can I take 2 Alarex a day?
The usual dosage for adults younger than 65 years and children who are 6 years and older is one 10-milligram (mg) dose per day. You shouldn't take more than 10 mg in 24 hours. Your doctor may recommend a 5-mg dose once or twice per day if your allergies are mild.
Is Alarex good for cough?
This study shows that Alarex treatment reduces cough intensity (P < 0.05) and frequency (P < 0.01). In conclusion, Alarex does clinically improve cough due to pollen allergy.
Is Alarex good for blocked nose?
Alarex and pseudoephedrine is a combination medicine used to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as nasal and sinus congestion, sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. Alarex and pseudoephedrine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Is Alarex an antibiotic?
Alarex is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
Is it safe to take Alarex everyday?
Can be taken once a day. May be given daily on a regular basis when allergens are most prevalent (such as during spring or summer). Alarex has been demonstrated to be safe in children older than 6 months. No dosage adjustment is required in liver disease.
Can Alarex be taken long term?
Alarex administered daily for prolonged periods (i.e. 3 years) may decrease the development of new sensitizations in monosensitised children, showing a potential effect of tertiary prevention of allergy.
What happens when I stop taking Alarex?
Some people experience symptoms with Alarex if they take it for a while and then stop suddenly. The main withdrawal symptom is called pruritus itching and burning sensations of the skin ranging from moderate to severe. Other antihistamine withdrawal symptoms include interruptions in sleep patterns.
Can Alarex help anxiety?
Antihistamines are usually prescribed to treat allergic reactions. However, some are also used to treat anxiety on a short-term basis. Antihistamines work by having a calming effect on the brain, helping you to feel less anxious.
What are side effects of Alarex?
Drowsiness, tiredness, and dry mouth may occur. Stomach pain may also occur, especially in children. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: difficulty urinating, weakness.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.