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Revised: 10/2016

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Zyrtec Tablet 5
 Active ingredient:
Cetirizine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white tablet (diameter: approx. 6mm, thickness: approx. 3mm)
 Print on wrapping:
(front) ジルテック錠5mg, 622ZYR5, (back) Zyrtec5, ジルテック錠5

Effects of this medicine

This medicine exhibits histamine H1 receptor antagonism and improves symptoms caused by allergy.
It is usually used to treat allergic rhinitis, hives, eczema/dermatitis, prurigo, and dermal pruritus in adults, and to treat allergic rhinitis, hives, itch of skin disorder (eczema/dermatitis, dermal pruritus) in children.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you have: renal or liver disorder, convulsive disorder such as epilepsy, or history of this disorder.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For adults: In general, take 2 tablets (10 mg as active ingredient) at a time, once a day, before bedtime. The dose may be adjusted according to your age and symptoms. The dose can be increased up to 4 tablets (20 mg) per day according to need.
    For children: In general, for children aged between 7 to under 15 years, take 1 tablet (5 mg) at a time, twice a day, after breakfast and before bedtime. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed last dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume taking the medicine at the time of next dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may make you sleepy. Avoid operating dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
  • Pay attention that drinking alcohol may intensify sleepiness or malaise.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include sleepiness, malaise, dry mouth, nausea, floating dizziness, headache and rash in adults, and sleepiness in children. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • respiratory distress, decrease in blood pressure, hives [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • convulsion [convulsion]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of the eye [liver dysfunction, jaundice]
  • nose/gums bleeding, subcutaneous bleeding [thrombocytopenia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat, moisture and direct sunlight.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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