Arcet

Cetirizine Dihydrochloride
10 mg Tablet & 5 mg/5ml Syrup
Description:

Arcet (Cetirizine Dihydrochloride) is a potent H1 receptor antagonist without any significant anticholinergic and antiserotonic effects. At pharmacologically active dose levels, it has almost no drowsiness effect and does not cause behavioural changes. It inhibits the histamine mediated early phase of the allergic reaction and also reduces the migration of inflammatory cells and the release of mediators associated with the late phase of the allergic reaction.


  • Composition

    Arcet Tablet : Each film coated tablet contains Cetirizine Dihydrochloride BP 10 mg.

    Arcet Syrup : Each 5 ml syrup contains Cetirizine Dihydrochloride BP 5 mg.
  • Indication

    It is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal & perennial allergic rhinitis. It is also indicated for the treatment of the uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria and allergen induced asthma.
  • Dosage & Administration

    Adults and Children 6 years and older : 1 tablet or 2 teaspoonfuls daily (or 1 teaspoonful twice daily).

    Children 2-6 years : 1 teaspoonful once daily or 1/2 teaspoonful twice daily.

    Children 6 months - <2 years : 1/2 teaspoonful once daily. The dose in children 12-23 months of age can be increased to a maximum dose as 1/2 teaspoonful every 12 hours.
  • Contraindication

    It is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Cetirizine or hydroxyzine.
  • Precaution

    Caution should be exercised when driving a car or operating a heavy machinery
  • Side Effects

    The most common side effects that occurred more frequently on Cetirizine is somnolence.
  • Drug Interaction

    No clinically significant drug interactions have been found with Theophylline, Azithromycin, Pseudoephedrine, Ketoconazole or Erythromycin and with other drugs.
  • Overdose

  • Pregnancy & Lactation

    US FDA Pregnancy Category of Cetirizine Dihydrochloride is B. There are, however, no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Cetirizine Dihydrochloride has been shown to be excreted in human milk. So, caution should be exercised when Cetirizine Dihydrochloride is administered to a nursing woman.
  • Storage Condition

    Keep in a dry place away from light and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
  • How Supplied

    Arcet Tablet: Each box contains 20 tablets in Alu-PVC blister pack.

    Arcet Syrup: Each amber PET bottle contains 60 ml Syrup.