Carcet

Manufactured by: Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Contains / Salt: Cetirizine (5 mg) + Carbamazepine (150 mg)

Prescription Required

195 people have bought this recently

Carcet

Manufactured by: Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Contains / Salt: Cetirizine (5 mg) + Carbamazepine (150 mg)

Prescription Required

195 people have bought this recently

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Carcet Information

Carcet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. Allergy, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Common Cold are some of its major therapeutic uses. The alternative uses of Carcet have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Carcet. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Carcet side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Normally, these side effects of Carcet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Carcet is Severe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Carcet related warnings talks about Carcet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Depression, Liver Disease, Kidney Disease must refrain from the use of Carcet since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Carcet contraindications section.

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

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Carcet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

  1. Carcet Benefits & Uses
  2. Carcet Dosage & How to Take
  3. Carcet Side Effects
  4. Carcet Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Carcet with Other Drugs
  6. Carcet Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Carcet
  8. Carcet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Carcet Benefits & Uses

Carcet is used to treat the following -

  1. Allergy Primary
  2. Urticaria Pigmentosa Primary
  3. Hives
  4. Phlegm
  5. Runny Nose
  6. Itching
  7. Allergic Rhinitis
  8. Common Cold Primary
  9. Allergic Angiitis and Granulomatosis Primary
  10. Epilepsy Primary
  11. Trigeminal Neuralgia Primary
  12. Bipolar Disorder
  13. Diabetic Neuropathy

Carcet Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Carcet

Cetirizine
Carbamazepine

Carcet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Carcet is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Conjunctivitis Moderate
  3. Blurred vision
  4. Headache Mild
  5. Fatigue Mild
  6. Dry Mouth Mild
  7. Dizziness Mild
  8. Nausea or vomiting
  9. Cough Mild
  10. Vertigo Mild
  11. Rash
  12. Constipation Moderate
  13. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  14. Tremor
  15. Blue colored skin
  16. Anemia Moderate

Carcet Related Warnings

Is the use of Carcet safe for pregnant women?

Carcet has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Carcet without medical advice.

Is the use of Carcet safe during breastfeeding?

Carcet may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

What is the effect of Carcet on the Kidneys?

Carcet has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

What is the effect of Carcet on the Liver?

Carcet is rarely harmful for the liver.

What is the effect of Carcet on the Heart?

Side effects of Carcet rarely affect the heart.

Severe Interaction of Carcet with Other Drugs

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

Pseudoephedrine

Carcet Contraindications

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

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Depression
  4. Suicidal Tendency
  5. Hemolytic Anemia
  6. Neutropenia
  7. Porphyria
  8. Liver Disease
  9. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Carcet

Is this Carcet habit forming or addictive?

Yes, Carcet can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Carcet can make you feel drowsy.

Is it safe?

Yes, but take Carcet only as per medical advice.

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, Carcet is useful in treating mental disorders.

Carcet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Carcet

Some foods when eaten with Carcet can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

Interaction between Alcohol and Carcet

Taking alcohol with Carcet can be dangerous.

Carcet FAQs

Question over 1 year ago

Can Carcet cause drowsiness?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Although, Carcet is classified as a non-drowsy antihistamine, but it can still cause drowsiness in some people. If you are taking this drug and feeling drowsy, then you are recommended not to drive or use heavy machinery. Please consult your doctor if you experience any unwanted side- effects.

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I take Carcet without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Carcet 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 about 2 years ago

How to take Carcet?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Carcet can be taken safely once in a day preferably in the evening with or without food. However, take it exactly as your doctor has recommended you to take it.

Question over 1 year ago

Can I take Carcet with montelukast?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Carcet can be taken with montelukast. As per clinical studies, no harmful interaction has been reported after taking them. However, do not take it without doctors advise. A fixed-dose combination of [Medicinie] and montelukast is available in the market which is used in the treatment of respiratory tract inflammation.

Question about 2 years ago

How does Carcet work?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , General Physician

Carcet works by blocking the action of histamine which is responsible for allergies in our body. This helps to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and redness, watery, itchy eyes. This drug also helps to relieve itching caused due to urticaria (hives).

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

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