Alerid

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Alerid Information

Alerid is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Syrup,Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Allergy, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Common Cold. The alternative uses of Alerid have also been explained below.

The optimal dosage of Alerid is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

While these are the most often observed Alerid side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Alerid go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Alerid's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. In addition, Alerid's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Alerid related warnings section.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Alerid are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Alerid may also adversely react with other medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Alerid is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Alerid Benefits & Uses

Alerid is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Alerid Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 2.5 ml
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Alerid Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Alerid safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Alerid safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Alerid safe during breastfeeding?


    Alerid may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alerid on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Alerid on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alerid on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Alerid on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Alerid on the Heart?


    Alerid is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Alerid with Other Drugs

Alerid should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate

Mild



Alerid Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Alerid unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Alerid

  • Is this Alerid habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Alerid.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Alerid, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Alerid can make you drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Alerid is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Alerid for mental disorders.

    No

Alerid Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Alerid


    You can take Alerid with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Alerid


    Consumption of alcohol and Alerid together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Alerid

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Alerid safe?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Alerid is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor. However, very few side effects are observed such as drowsiness, diarrhea, constipation, weakness, and tiredness.

Question about 5 years ago

What is Alerid?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Alerid is a brand name of Cetirizine. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of medications called antihistamine (H1 receptor blocker). It is used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, urticaria, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing and other types of allergies.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Alerid without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Alerid is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Alerid cause weight gain?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

No, taking Alerid does not cause weight gain. However, long-term usage of this drug may rarely cause some weight gain. You are recommended to inform your doctor if you are experiencing any weight gain while consuming Alerid.

Question over 4 years ago

Is Alerid a decongestant?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

No, Alerid is not a decongestant. It is an antihistamine, used to relieve symptoms of allergic rhinitis, urticaria, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, and sneezing.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 166-167

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 316-317

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; ZYRTEC® (cetirizine hydrochloride) Tablets and Syrup For Oral Use

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