Why it's used

Xaltec tablet is used to relieve seasonal and year-round allergies. This medicine works by blocking certain organic substances, called histamines, in the brain and other areas of the body. Xaltec is also used to treat severe allergies due to food, medicines, or other causes. This medicine helps by treating the symptoms of the allergic reaction including skin rashes.
Antihistamines
Xaltec belongs to a class of medicines called Antihistamines. Antihistamines help in relieving allergic symptoms. They do so by blocking the effects of histamines. Histamines are produced by the body and in-turn cause fever, itching, sneezing, a runny nose, or watery eyes in allergic conditions.

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How to use

Read the medicine guide provided by your pharmacist, your doctor, or the medicine company. If you have any questions related to Xaltec, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Use Xaltec tablet as per the instructions provided by your doctor.
Xaltec is consumed with or without food. Take this medicine as a single dose. Xaltec is consumed usually in the evening. This is because Xaltec may cause dizziness.

Typical Dosage

The typical dose of Xaltec for adults is 5 mg once a day. The usual dose for children is 2.5 mg once a day. Xaltec is commonly used at the same time every day. It takes 1 hour for this medicine to start its action. This medicine is not known to be addictive or habit-forming.
This medicine should be used on an as-needed basis. If used for the treatment of allergies, the medicine can be stopped once the symptoms have disappeared and can be restarted again if symptoms reappear. If you experience symptoms for more than four days a week or for more than four weeks a year, your doctor may ask you to continue the treatment. Your treatment may continue as long as you are exposed to substances that cause your allergy.
If using the liquid form of this medicine, measure the dose using the provided measuring cup, spoon, or dropper. Before pouring the medicine into the measuring device, you should check the measurement markings carefully. Then, pour the dose amount into the device. After use, clean and store the measuring device in a safe place for your next use. You should not use a tablespoon or teaspoon as the dose measuring devices since it can result in an incorrect dose. If indicated on the product package, shake the medicine before use.

Talk to Your Doctor

Discuss with your doctor if your condition does not improve. If you have any kidney disease, a low dose of Xaltec will usually be given.
Taking a higher dose of this medicine may increase the risk of side-effects. Older patients may see an increase in the incidence of side-effects. As a result, a lower dose may be recommended for older patients.

Use in Children

If you are giving Xaltec tablet to a child, be sure to use a product that is for use in children. Use the child's weight or age to find the right dose from the product package or medicine label. You can also read the dosage section of this page to know the correct dose for your child. Else, consult with your doctor and follow their recommendation.

Avoid Alcohol

Avoid consuming alcohol together with Xaltec.
Medicines may be recommended for uses other than those listed in the medicine guide. You should not use Xaltec tablet for conditions or symptoms for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Xaltec tablet to other people, even if they have the same conditions or symptoms that you have. The use of this medicine without the advice of a doctor may cause harm.

Storage

Follow storage instructions on the product package if available. Store Xaltec tablet at 20-25°C (68-77°F). Store this medicine away from children and pets.

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How to take Xaltec

Your dose and how often you take Xaltec will depend on the following factors:
  • age
  • weight
  • patient's health
  • the health of the patient's liver
  • medicines recommended by the doctor
  • any other medicines being used
  • herbal supplements in use

Xaltec Dosage

Dosage for a sore throat, runny nose, and eye irritation

Adult (12 years and older)
  • Recommended: 5 mg once daily in the evening
  • Maximum: 5 mg once daily in the evening
Children (6 - 11 years)
  • Recommended: 2.5 mg once daily in the evening
  • Maximum: 2.5 mg once daily in the evening
Older Adults
  • Recommended: 5 mg once daily in the evening

Dosage for severe allergies

Adult (12 years and older)
  • Recommended: 5 mg once daily in the evening
Children (6 - 11 years)
  • Recommended: 2.5 mg once daily in the evening
  • Maximum: 2.5 mg once daily in the evening
Older Adults
  • Recommended: 2.5 mg once daily in the evening

Minimum Age

6 years

Dosage calculation for children

To calculate the dosage for children please use the weight based dose calculator to calculate the appropriate dosage as per the weight of your child.

Forms

Tablet
Strength: 5 mg
Oral solution
Strength: 0.5 mg/mL

Special Instructions

Dosage for minor kidney issues
In this condition, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg once a day.
Dosage for moderate kidney issues
In this condition, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg once every two days.
Dosage for severe kidney issues
In this condition, the recommended dose is 2.5 mg once every three days.
Tablet
Take this medicine in a single dose.
Oral solution
Take this oral solution daily without regard to meals.

Missed Dose

Skip the missed dose and take the next dose as per your regular schedule.

Overdose

What to do if you overdose on Xaltec?
No specific solution is known to cancel the effects of an overdose of Xaltec.
Symptoms of an overdose of Xaltec
If you use too much of this medicine, it could lead to dangerous levels of the medicine in your body. In such cases, symptoms of an overdose may include:
  • agitation
  • drowsiness
  • restlessness
If you think you have overdosed on Xaltec tablet, call a poison control center immediately. You can look up the poison control center information from the Poison Center Finder at TabletWise.com.

Precautions while using Xaltec

Before you use Xaltec, tell your doctor of your medical and health history including the following:
The risk of side-effects is higher in patients with kidney disease.
Before you use Xaltec tablet, discuss with your doctor if you are allergic to it or its ingredients. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine and update your medical records to record this information.
The use of this medicine may change function of the kidneys. If you have a kidney disease, the functioning of your kidneys should be monitored regularly.

Dizziness

Xaltec tablet can make you feel sleepy. Be careful when using any machinery, driving a vehicle, or doing any other activity that needs you to be fully alert. The consumption of alcohol with Xaltec tablet can worsen the sleepiness.

Use in Pregnancy

The use of Xaltec during pregnancy should only be when required.

Use while Breastfeeding

The use of Xaltec tablet is not safe for use in women who are breastfeeding. If you are breastfeeding a baby, discuss with your doctor if you should either discontinue breastfeeding or stop using this medicine while breastfeeding. This medicine may pass into breast milk and hence use in mothers who breastfeed is not recommended.

Use while Conceiving

It is not known if this medicine is safe for use in women who are conceiving. Consult with your doctor before you use Xaltec.

Alcohol

Avoid consuming alcohol together with Xaltec. Drinking alcohol may cause with Xaltec leads to a reduction in alertness and can cause accidents if you are driving, operating any machine, or any other activity that requires full mental awareness.

What precautions should be taken during Pregnancy and Nursing, and administering Xaltec to Children or the Older Adults?

Pregnant Women

Only When Necessary
Warning: Use this medicine only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the baby.

Breastfeeding

Contraindicated or Not Recommended
Warning: Use this medicine only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant.

Younger Adults Population

No Known Risk
Warning: In children of 6 to 11 years, the recommended dose of 2.5 mg once daily should not be exceeded.

Older Adults Population

Management or monitoring precaution
Warning: In elderly patients, the dose of the Xaltec should be given in consultation with the doctor depending on the functioning of the kidneys.

Xaltec Side-effects

The following side-effects may commonly occur when using Xaltec tablet. If any of these side-effects worsen or last for a long time, you should consult with your doctor:
The following side-effects may commonly occur in children when using Xaltec tablet. Discuss with your doctor if any of these side-effects last for a long time or are severe:
Rarely, the use of Xaltec tablet may cause the following side-effects:
  • abnormal liver function
  • confusion
  • depression
  • feeling of anger
  • hallucination
  • increase in the rate of the heartbeat
  • painful urination
  • sleeplessness
  • swelling from excessive accumulation of fluid in tissues
  • uncontrollable body movements
  • uncontrolled urination
The following severe side-effects may also occur when using Xaltec tablet:
  • Life-threatening allergic reaction
    Symptoms: irritation in the eyes, swelling in the throat shortness of breath
Your doctor has prescribed this medicine because they judge that the benefit is greater than the risk posed by side-effects. Many people using this medicine do not have serious cases of side-effects. This page does not contain a complete list of all possible side-effects.
If you experience side-effects or notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority. You can look up the drug authority contact information from the Drug Authority Finder at TabletWise.com.

Side-effects and Allergic Reactions of Xaltec by Severity and Frequency

Common Side-effects

Following are the common side-effects of this medicine:

Infrequent and Rare Side-effects

Following are the infrequent and rare side-effects of this medicine:

Severe Side-effects

Following are the severe side-effects of this medicine:

Side-effects in Children

Following are the side-effects of this medicine in young patients:

Mild Allergic Reactions

Following are the symptoms of mild allergic reactions to this medicine:

Serious Allergic Reactions

Following are the symptoms of serious allergic reactions to this medicine:
If you experience side-effects or notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority. You can look up the drug authority contact information from the Drug Authority Finder at TabletWise.com.

Warnings

Central Nervous System Depressants

Patients using medicines called as "central nervous system depressants" are at an increased risk when using this medicine. These patients may have a reduction in alertness. Such patients should be monitored closely for these changes.

Alcohol Consumption

Patients who drink alcohol are at an increased risk when using this medicine. Reduction in alertness can happen when using Xaltec with alcohol. As a result, this medicine should not be used in patients who drink alcohol.

Hazardous Occupations

Patients engaged in hazardous occupations are at an increased risk when using this medicine as this medicine causes you to feel tired, drowsy, and sleepy. Patients should not drive, or use machines, or get involved in activities that require mental alertness while using this medicine.

Interactions with Xaltec

When two or more medicines are taken together, it can change how the medicines work and increase the risk of side-effects. In medical terms, this is called as a Drug Interaction.
This page does not contain all the possible interactions of Xaltec tablet. Share a list of all medicines that you use with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any medicines without the approval of your doctor.

Central Nervous System Depressants

Xaltec tablet interacts with central nervous system depressants which are used to slow down the brain activities. Using Xaltec with brain depressants may lead to a greater reduction in mental awareness.

Antiviral Drugs

There may be an interaction of Xaltec with ritonavir, which is used to treat HIV infections. Ritonavir decreases the removal of Xaltec from the body. This can increase the effects of Xaltec on the body.

Xanthine Derivatives

Xaltec tablet may interact with theophylline, which is used to treat asthma and other lung related problems. Theophylline reduces the removal of Xaltec from the body. This can increase the effects of Xaltec on the bidy.

Antihistamines

Special instructions need to be followed while taking this medicine along with cetrizine, which is used to treat allergies. Xaltec increases the effects of cetrizine on the body.

Interactions of Xaltec by Severity

Severe

The following medicines are usually not to be taken together without consulting with your doctor or pharmacist.

Moderate

The following medicines may interact when taken together and can increase your risk of harmful effects. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before taking these medicines together.

When should Xaltec be not used?

Allergy

This medicine should not be in patients who are allergic to it. Patients may have an increased risk of skin rash induced by the severe allergic reaction. These patients may have the following symptoms if they use this medicine:
  • itchy and swollen skin
  • life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylactic shock

End-Stage Kidney Disease

This medicine should not be used in patients with end-stage kidney disease.

Kidney Diseases

This medicine should not be used in children who have kidney disease.

Family History of Galactose Intolerance

This medicine should not be used by patients who have a family history of galactose intolerance.

Lapp Lactase Deficiency

This medicine should not be used by patients with Lapp lactase deficiency.

Glucose-Galactose Absorption Issues

This medicine is should not be used by patients who have problems with glucose-galactose absorption.

Expired Medication

Taking a single dose of expired Xaltec is unlikely to cause a side-effect. However, please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, if you feel unwell or sick. An expired medicine may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use an expired drug. You are much safer by always keeping a fresh supply of unexpired medicines.

Safe Disposal of Medication

  • If there are disposal instructions on the package, please follow the instructions.
  • If there are medicine take-back programs in your country, you should contact the respective authority to arrange for the disposal of the medicine. For example, in the USA, the Drug Enforcement Administration regularly hosts National Prescription Drug Take-Back events.
  • If there are no take-back programs, mix the medicine with dirt and place them in a sealed plastic bag. Throw the plastic bag in your household trash. Separately, remove all personal information including the prescription label from the medicine packaging and then dispose off the container.
  • If specifically indicated on the medicine package that it needs to be flushed down the toilet when no longer needed, perform the required step.
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