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Alcetra Plus Tablet

Alcetra Plus Tablet

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Servocare Lifesciences Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

About Alcetra Plus Tablet

Alcetra Plus Tablet is a respiratory medication used to treat common cold symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal and sinus congestion, stuffy nose or watery eyes. The common cold is a respiratory illness that affects nose and throat and is caused by viruses known as 'rhinoviruses'. The virus enters the body through nose, mouth or eyes and spreads easily through air droplets when a sick person sneezes, coughs or talks.

Alcetra Plus Tablet consists of three medicines, namely: Levocetirizine,  Pseudoephedrine, and Ambroxol. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine (anti-allergic) drug that reduces the effects of histamine, a chemical substance that causes allergies like runny nose and skin rash. Pseudoephedrine belongs to the class of decongestant drugs that works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels in your nose. This helps mucus and airflow more freely in the cavities in your nose (sinuses), helping you breathe more easily. Ambroxol is a mucolytic agent that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose.

Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of the course based on the severity of your infection. Do not stop taking Alcetra Plus Tablet on your own until the doctor advised you to do so. Like every other medication, Alcetra Plus Tablet also has common side effects like vomiting, dryness in the mouth, stomach upset, headache, sleepiness, restlessness, sleep disturbances and allergic reactions. These side effects, if occurred, generally go away during the treatment. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Let your doctor know if you have any allergic reactions to medicines. It is mandatory to inform your doctor if you have heart, liver, kidney diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, stomach ulcer, prostate enlargement, urinary retention, diabetes and eye disorders like cataract and glaucoma before taking Alcetra Plus Tablet. Please check with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid alcohol while taking Alcetra Plus Tablet, since it can worsen the side effects like dizziness and sleepiness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience dizziness or shakiness while using Alcetra Plus Tablet. Alcetra Plus Tablet should be used in children only when advised by the doctor.

Uses of Alcetra Plus Tablet

Treatment of Common cold symptoms.

Medicinal Benefits

Alcetra Plus Tablet is a combination of respiratory medication used to treat common cold symptoms. It consists of Levocetirizine (anti-histamine), Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and Ambroxol (mucolytic agent). Levocetirizine is an anti-allergic drug that reduces the effects of histamine, a chemical substance that causes allergies like runny nose and skin rash. Pseudoephedrine works by reducing the swelling of blood vessels in your nose, this helps mucus and airflow more freely in the cavities in your nose (sinuses), helping you breathe more easily. Ambroxol works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Take the tablet with or without food and swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it.Oral Liquid: Shake the bottle well before use. Take the prescribed dose by mouth using the measuring cup/dosing syringe/dropper provided by the pack.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Alcetra Plus Tablet

  • Vomiting
  • Dryness in the mouth
  • Stomach upset
  • Headache
  • Sleepiness
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Allergic reactions

Drug Warnings

Let your doctor know if you have any allergic reactions to medicines, heart, liver, kidney diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, stomach ulcer, prostate enlargement, urinary retention, diabetes, cataracts, and glaucoma before taking Alcetra Plus Tablet. Please consult your doctor before using Alcetra Plus Tablet, if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or are a breastfeeding mother. Avoid consuming alcohol with Alcetra Plus Tablet as it could lead to increased drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience dizziness or shakiness while using Alcetra Plus Tablet. Alcetra Plus Tablet should be used in children only when advised by the doctor.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Alcetra Plus Tablet may interact with anti-allergic drugs (diphenhydramine), antidepressants (duloxetine), cough suppressants (hydrocodone), anticonvulsants (pregabalin), antianxiety drug (alprazolam), central nervous system stimulants (dextroamphetamine, amphetamine), respiratory medicines (albuterol) and Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).

Drug-Food Interaction: Limit alcohol intake since it may worsen the side effects like dizziness, drowsiness and difficulty concentrating.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Alcetra Plus Tablet should be administered with caution in patients with heart, liver, kidney diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, stomach ulcer, prostate enlargement, urinary retention, diabetes and eye disorders like cataract and glaucoma.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • DIPHENHYDRAMINE
  • DULOXETINE
  • HYDROCODONE
  • PREGABALIN
  • ALPRAZOLAM
  • DEXTROAMPHETAMINE
  • AMPHETAMINE
  • ALBUTEROL
  • ASCORBIC ACID (VITC)

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Take Alcetra Plus Tablet as directed by the doctor and at regular intervals. Do not use other over the counter medications, herbal or vitamin supplements without informing your pharmacist or doctor when you take Alcetra Plus Tablet.
  • Know your triggers like allergens, such as pollen, dust and food items that make your asthma and other respiratory diseases severe.
  • Quit smoking and avoid passive smoking.
  • Drink warm fluids while you take Alcetra Plus Tablet to help loosen congestion.
  • Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly to strengthen your breathing muscles and boost your immune system.
  • Learning breathing exercises will help you move more air in and out of your lungs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol with Alcetra Plus Tablet as it may cause tiredness, drowsiness or lack of concentration.

Special Advise

  • Regularly monitor your blood sugar levels while using Alcetra Plus Tablet since decongestants like Pseudoephedrine can increase blood glucose levels.
  • Consult your diabetologist if you have diabetes before using Alcetra Plus Tablet so that your insulin or other diabetic medication can be adjusted accordingly to maintain your blood sugar levels.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Common cold: The common cold is an infection caused by the viruses, mainly 'rhinovirus' affecting your nose and throat (upper respiratory tract). Children younger than six years of age are at the most significant risk of colds, but healthy adults can also be affected to have 2-3 colds annually. In most cases, cold symptoms are recovered within a week or ten days. However, symptoms might last longer in people who smoke or exposed to allergens like dust, pollutants etc. Symptoms of a common cold might include stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, cough, congestion, mild body pain or a mild headache, sneezing, low-grade fever and feeling unwell (malaise).

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Alcohol

Caution

It is advised to avoid consuming alcohol with Alcetra Plus Tablet as it could lead to increased drowsiness or dizziness.

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Pregnancy

Caution

There are limited studies on how Alcetra Plus Tablet affects pregnancy. Please consult your doctor before using Alcetra Plus Tablet, if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

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Breast Feeding

Caution

There is limited data on how Alcetra Plus Tablet affects breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor before starting Alcetra Plus Tablet if you are a breastfeeding mother.

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Driving

Caution

Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience sleepiness, dizziness and shakiness while using Alcetra Plus Tablet. This may affect your ability to drive. Seek medical attention if the symptoms persist longer.

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Liver

Caution

Alcetra Plus Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases or hepatic impairment. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and potential risks before prescribing Alcetra Plus Tablet.

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Kidney

Caution

Levocetirizine in Alcetra Plus Tablet is contraindicated in patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking Alcetra Plus Tablet in cases of renal impairment.

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Children

Caution

Alcetra Plus Tablet is not recommended for children less than two years of age. However, it can be given to the children above two years of age if prescribed by the doctor.

Country of origin

India
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FAQs

Alcetra Plus Tablet is used to treat common cold symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, nasal and sinus congestion, stuffy nose or watery eyes.
Alcetra Plus Tablet consists of Levocetirizine, Pseudoephedrine and Ambroxol. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine (anti-allergic) drug that reduces the effects of histamine, a chemical substance that causes allergies like runny nose and skin rash. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant that shrinks/narrows the blood vessels in nasal passages and provides relief from nasal blockage. Ambroxol is a mucolytic agent that works by thinning and loosening phlegm (mucus) in lungs, windpipe and nose.
No, you are not recommended to stop taking Alcetra Plus Tablet without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition or cause recurring symptoms. Therefore, take Alcetra Plus Tablet for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking Alcetra Plus Tablet, please consult your doctor.
Alcetra Plus Tablet may cause drowsiness. It is not necessary for everyone taking Alcetra Plus Tablet to experience this side effect. Therefore, avoid driving if you feel drowsy after taking Alcetra Plus Tablet.
The pseudoephedrine in Alcetra Plus Tablet may increase the blood sugar/blood glucose levels. You are advised to monitor your blood glucose levels while taking Alcetra Plus Tablet regularly. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes before consuming Alcetra Plus Tablet.
Levocetirizine in Alcetra Plus Tablet is contraindicated in patients undergoing dialysis treatment. Please consult your doctor before taking Alcetra Plus Tablet in cases of renal impairment.
Alcetra Plus Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with prostate enlargement, since Pseudoephedrine may cause or worsen urinary difficulty in patients with prostate enlargement. It is advised to consult your doctor before using Alcetra Plus Tablet.

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