Cetirizine Hcl is used in the treatment of allergies and the symptoms it can cause.
How it Works
Cetirizine Hcl is an antihistamine- anti-allergy medicine. There is a natural substance produced in the body called histamine, histamine is stored in the mast cells throughout the body. When an allergic reaction occurs due to exposure of pollen, dust etc. , cells in the body release histamine, this causes histamine to bind to certain receptors in the body, which then leads to allergy symptoms. By taking Cetirizine Hcl histamine is prevented from binding to its receptors, which helps to provide relief from hay fever symptoms and allergies.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Cetirizine Hcl may suffer from such side effects; Cough, Headaches, Vertigo and somnolence, Uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, Dry sensation affecting the inside of the mouth, Diarrhoea, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Stomach pain, Vomiting