Cetral D is a drug that belongs to the group of antihistamines and is prescribed to combat the characteristic symptoms of allergy, rhinitis, urticaria, among others. This drug is used to calm the body itching caused by external allergens, it also helps to reduce sneezing caused by allergic particles that are found in the air; and also serves to calm the itching in the tear ducts produced by the same allergy.

What is Cetral D for

The main component of Cetral D is responsible for blocking the effects of histamines which are present in nature, especially in those elements that can cause allergies, such as plants or animals.

Cetral D is used to combat acute rhinitis

This disease can cause a runny nose, irritation, swelling of the face and even bleeding from the nasal passages. Cetral D helps to block the receptors of the pathogen that is causing the allergy and thus can reduce symptoms.Cetral D reduces hives or itching due to allergies

Histamines can also make skin sensors react and alert you to something that is doing harm. Hives become visible in the most delicate areas of the body and Cetral D calms this reaction to avoid constant itching, redness and inflammation.

Cetral D is used for coughing

Cetirizine, the main component of Cetral D, has been tested in studies with placebos to cure coughs caused by allergies. The benefit has been greater, especially in children, considerably reducing the violent expulsion of air that tries to eliminate allergic pathogens.

Directions for taking Cetral D

If the presentation is in syrup or tablets, these should be taken orally without exception. In the case of the drops, they should be applied in the nostrils, they should never be ingested directly or placed on irritated skin.

Cetral D dosis recommended

In children over twelve years of age and adults, the ideal is to take one dose (5 mg) twice a day when the allergy is persistent. If symptoms are reduced with a single daily intake, it means that this long-acting antihistamine has been effective.

People over the age of 60 should not take any dose of Cetral D unless directed by their doctor.

Take the last dose before bed

It is advisable to take the corresponding dose of Cetral D before sleeping to minimize the risk of drowsiness, and thus start the day without allergy symptoms.

Set a time to take each dose

For people who require more than one dose a day, it is ideal to set the same time to take it. This with the intention of measuring the effectiveness of the drug and thus avoid accidentally consuming more than the recommended dose.

If for any reason more than the prescribed dose is ingested, the symptoms may be: dizziness, disorientation, diarrhea, rapid heartbeat or anxiety. In any of these cases you should consult your doctor and remember exactly how much medicine you consumed.

Cetral D composition

A dose of Cetral D contains 5 mg of Cetirizine and 60 mg of Pseudoephedrine, the concentration of the drug can vary depending on the laboratory that manufactures it. This combination of medications works to alleviate the two characteristic symptoms of allergies, as well as being combined in a capsule or dose of Cetral D, they can be obtained together in other types of medications without causing harm.

What is cetirizine for

Cetirizine is responsible for reducing allergy symptoms due to airborne particles or hay fever. External allergens can be pollen, animal fur, mites, smoke, dirt particles, strong odors from chemicals, etc. In all cases, Cetirizine can reduce rhinitis and relieve discomfort.

What is pseudoephedrine for

The second symptom that a person with allergies develops is hives or itching in certain parts of the body. They are common in the eyes, nose, neck, face, etc. Pseudoephedrine reduces itching and redness on the skin, a benefit that Cetirizine does not have and together they become a powerful antihistamine.

Presentation of Cetral D

This medicine is available in pharmacies in capsules, tablets and tablets, although it can also be found in syrup, an ideal presentation for children and adolescents.

Cetral D jarabe  

There are two presentations of the drug, one of them is Cetral and the other Cetral D, the presentations are almost identical but they differ in the components. The first one only contains 5mg Cetirizine and Cetral D or Cetral Dihydrochloride comes in combination with Pseudoephedrine already described above.

This presentation is the most recommended for minors who suffer from allergies and require a less uncomfortable presentation such as pills and tablets.

Cetral D 5mg 60mg

It is the most common presentation of this drug and the most sold and prescribed by doctors. The label may simply say Cetral D or Cetral Dihydrochloride and indicate the strength of each drug. There are other similar combinations that can have 120 mg of Pseudoephedrine; This makes it a stronger drug but it is not prescribed as often.

Cetral D Pediatric exists?

There is no presentation for pediatric use, but it can be given to children over twelve years of age as long as their doctor considers that it is indicated. The recommended dose is set according to the patient’s weight and general physical conditions. The common thing is that children start taking the oral or nasal solution.

Cetirizine drops for babies

This presentation of cetirizine is for use only by infants and young children. It works directly to eliminate rhinitis, is applied through the nostrils and also helps with decongestion.

Cetral D side effects

Side effects occur in case the patient is allergic to any of the drug’s components. In which case you must suspend its use immediately. If the person is already aware of a history of allergy to Cetirizine or Pseudoephedrine, they should avoid consuming Cetral D and thus not run any risk. Side effects can be:

Frequent side effects

  • Diarrhea, stomach pain, fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache and dizziness

Less frequent side effects

  • Tachycardia or increased blood pressure
  • Anaphylactic shock product of allergic reactions to the components
  • Swelling or weight gain
  • Generalized urticaria
  • Nervous tic
  • Diuretic effect
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching

Contraindications Cetral D

During the intake of Cetral D, the contraindications of the drug should be considered to ensure the effectiveness of the drug and to avoid other types of unwanted effects from being triggered.

Cetral D in allergy sufferers

Cetral D should not be taken if there is a possibility of manifesting allergies to its components. For this, an allergist can perform tolerance tests and conclude if the person is a candidate to take this drug.

Cetral D use in children

Cetral D should not be given to children under 12 years of age, it is not intended or manufactured for pediatric use. Instead there are other drugs for this purpose. Only those who already have the appropriate height, weight and development will be able to take it.

Cetral D in patients with kidney problems

Patients who have a history of kidney damage, problems processing food, drugs or the elimination of liquids, should not take Cetral D. They will have difficulty processing the components of the medicine and this involuntary retention can turn into long-term illnesses.

Patients with heart problems

This drug is also not recommended for patients with heart problems, who have suffered a heart attack, who suffer from hypertension, clotting, thrombosis, or who have a bypass, etc.

Cetral D and the combination with other medicines

Not all drugs can be taken at the same time, there are a number of drugs that cannot be ingested while under treatment with Cetral D, these are: anticoagulants, alkalinizers, thyroid hormones, theophylline, antacids, amphetamines or anesthetics. Some of these drugs cause the components of Cetral D to be eliminated more slowly, thus increasing its toxicity.

Cetral D in pregnant or lactating women

Like almost all high-impact drugs, Cetral D is contraindicated in pregnant women, who suspect the presence of pregnancy or those who are undergoing fertility treatments. It also applies to those who are breastfeeding.

Conclusion on the use of Cetral D

The uncomfortable symptoms of allergy, rhinitis and urticaria, can be perfectly controlled with Cetral D. However, its use, like other medicines, requires great caution, especially in patients under 12 years of age.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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