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Drug information on Elgnil (Cetirizine) from Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Genvista)

Elgnil

  Film coated tablet
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Genvista)
Generic : Cetirizine
 25.00
10mg
10

Drug Name : Cetirizine

Cetirizine(Aller-Tec) generic Elgnil is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic reactions. It blocks the histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Elgnil may be prescribed


Side effects of Elgnil

   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 Elgnil?

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

When is Elgnil not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for Elgnil

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 Elgnil

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Elgnil

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



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