A Cold Susp. is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions. It blocks the histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.

Drug information on A Cold Susp. (Cetirizine) from Arika Healthcare

A Cold Susp.

Arika Healthcare
Generic : Cetirizine
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Medical Condition(s) for which A Cold Susp. may be prescribed

Allergic Rhinitis

Side effects of A Cold Susp.

   Most Common : Headache, inflammation of pharynx, abdominal pain, cough, drowsiness, diarrhea, nosebleed, asthma, nausea and vomiting.

   Metabolic : Loss of appetite, flushing, increased salivation, urinary retention, dehydration, increased sugar, and thirst.

   Heart : Heart failure, high blood pressure, fast heart rate, and palpitations.

   Central Nervous System : Incoordination, confusion, slurred speech, leg cramps, tingling, fainting, paralysis, tremor, twitching, visual defect, abnormal thinking, agitation, memory loss, sleeplessness and nervousness.

   Gastrointestinal : Abnormal liver function, aggravated tooth caries, constipation, indigestion, flatulence, stomach inflammation, piles, increased appetite, blood in stool, rectal bleeding, mouth ulcer, tongue discoloration and tongue swelling.

   Genitourinary : Bladder inflammation, painful urination, blood in urine, urinary frequency, urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infection, painful menstrual period, irregular period, breast pain and vaginal inflammation.

   Eye and ENT : Deafness, ear pain, ear damage, ringing in the ear, taste perversion, blindness and increased eye pressure.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle weakness/pain, joint inflammation and joint pain.

   Respiratory : Lung inflammation, difficulty in breathing, increased sputum, pneumonia, respiratory disorder and upper respiratory tract infection.

   Skin : Pimples, hair loss, skin inflammation, eruption, dry skin, redness, itching, and hives.

   Body as a Whole : Accidental injury, weakness, back pain, chest pain, enlarged abdomen, face swelling, fever, hot flashes, increased weight, leg swelling, uneasiness, swelling in the extremities and rigors.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10 mg once daily.

How to use A Cold Susp.?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is A Cold Susp. not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for A Cold Susp.

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver disease, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

• It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

Other Precautions for A Cold Susp.

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for A Cold Susp.

Store it at room temperature (20-25°C).

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