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Active ingredients: cetirizine
What it is used for
In adults and children 6 years and over, cetirizine is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with:,. Season allergic rhinitis (hay fever). Symptoms treated effectively include sneezing, rhinorrhoea, post-nasal discharge, nasal pruritus, ocular pruritus and tearing and redness of the eyes.,. Perennial allergic rhinitis. Symptoms treated effectively include sneezing, rhinorrhoea, post-nasal discharge, nasal pruritus, ocular pruritus and tearing.,. The uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria. It significantly reduces the occurence, severity and duration of hives and markedly reduces pruritus. As with other antihistamines, patients should be advised to seek medical advice about the possibility that their urticaria is associated with ingestion of certain foods.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White, capsule-shaped, film-coated tablet, approximately 8.5 mm by 4 mm, marked "CZ" breakline "10" on one side and "G" on the reverse.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient cetirizine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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