Cetriz (Moxy)

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Cetriz (Moxy) Information

Cetriz (Moxy) is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Allergy, Urticaria Pigmentosa, Common Cold. Secondary and off-label uses of Cetriz (Moxy) have also been mentioned below.

The right dosage of Cetriz (Moxy) depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Cetriz (Moxy) side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Cetriz (Moxy) are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Cetriz (Moxy)'s effect is Safe during pregnancy and Mild for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Cetriz (Moxy) related warnings talks about Cetriz (Moxy)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Cetriz (Moxy) contraindications section.

Drug reaction of Cetriz (Moxy) with other medicines has been reported. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Cetriz (Moxy), it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Cetriz (Moxy) Benefits & Uses

Cetriz (Moxy) is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Cetriz (Moxy) 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
Adult
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Allergy
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 7 days
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Cetriz (Moxy) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Cetriz (Moxy) safe for pregnant women?


    Cetriz (Moxy) is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Cetriz (Moxy) safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can take Cetriz (Moxy) as it bears very minor side effects for them.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Cetriz (Moxy) on the Kidneys?


    Very few cases of side effects of Cetriz (Moxy) on kidney have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Cetriz (Moxy) on the Liver?


    Cetriz (Moxy) is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Cetriz (Moxy) on the Heart?


    Cetriz (Moxy) is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Cetriz (Moxy) with Other Drugs

Cetriz (Moxy) should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate

Mild



Cetriz (Moxy) Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Cetriz (Moxy)

  • Is this Cetriz (Moxy) habit forming or addictive?


    Cetriz (Moxy) does not cause addiction.

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


    After taking Cetriz (Moxy) you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Cetriz (Moxy) is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

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


    No, Cetriz (Moxy) is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Cetriz (Moxy) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Cetriz (Moxy)


    You can take Cetriz (Moxy) with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Cetriz (Moxy)


    Consumption of alcohol and Cetriz (Moxy) together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe


Frequently asked Questions about Cetriz (Moxy)

Question over 4 years ago

Does Cetriz (Moxy) cause weight gain?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

No, taking Cetriz (Moxy) 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 Cetriz (Moxy).

Question almost 5 years ago

When to take Cetriz (Moxy)?

Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

Absorption of Cetriz (Moxy) is not affected by food and hence can be taken with or without food. Preferably it should be taken in the evening. However, you are recommended to take it as per the doctor's instructions.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Cetriz (Moxy) cause high blood pressure?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

No, taking Cetriz (Moxy) does not cause high blood pressure. However, if you are experiencing fluctuations in blood pressure while taking this drug. Do not delay, inform your doctor immediately.

Question over 4 years ago

Can I take Cetriz (Moxy) with phenylephrine?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Cetriz (Moxy) can be taken with phenylephrine. No harmful drug interactions have been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort or unpleasant effects after taking this drug to inform your doctor immediately.

Question over 5 years ago

What is Cetriz (Moxy)?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Cetriz (Moxy) 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.



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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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