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In adults and paediatric patients 6 years and above: - Cetirizine is indicated for the relief of nasal and ocular symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. - Cetirizine is indicated for the relief of symptoms of chronic idiopathic urticaria.
Children aged from 6 to 12 years: 5mg twice daily (a half tablet twice daily). Adults and adolescents over 12 years of age: 10mg once daily (1 tablet) The tablets need to be swallowed with a glass of liquid. Elderly subjects: data do not suggest that the dose needs to be reduced in elderly subjects provided that the renal function is normal.
Hypersensitivity to cetirizine hydrochloride, to any of the excipients l to hydroxyzine or to any piperazine derivatives. At therapeutic doses, no clinically significant interactions have been demonstrated with alcohol (for a blood alcohol level of 0.5 g/L). Nevertheless, precaution is recommended if alcohol is taken concomitantly. Caution should be taken in patients with predisposition factors or urinary retention (e.g. spinal cord lesion, prostatic hyperplasia) as cetirizine may increase the risk of urinary retention. Caution in epileptic patients and patients who are at risk of convulsions is recommended. Allergy skin tests are inhibited by antihistamines and a wash-out period (of 3 days) is required before performing the Patients with severe renal impairment at less than 10 ml/min creatinine clearance. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take this medicine.
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Objective measurements of driving ability, sleep latency and assembly line performance have not demonstrated any clinically relevant effects at the recommended dose of 10 mg. Patients intending to drive, engaging in potentially hazardous activities or operating machinery should not exceed the recommended dose and should take their response to the medicinal product into account. In sensitive patients, concurrent use with alcohol or other CNS depressants may cause additional reductions in alertness and impairment of performance.Clinical studies have shown that cetirizine at the recommended dosage has minor undesirable effects on the CNS, including somnolence, fatigue, dizziness and headache. In some cases, paradoxical CNS stimulation has been reported. Although cetirizine is a selective antagonist of peripheral H1-receptors and is relatively free of anticholinergic activity, isolated cases of micturition difficulty, eye accommodation disorders and dry mouth have been reported.