HICOPE 10 mg 15 Tablets

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Prescription status:

Prescription required

 

Manufacturer Name: 

MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD

 

Drug classification: 

Antihistamines, 1st Generation; Antihistamines, Piperazine Derivatives; Antiemetic Agents

 

What is this used for:

  • To relieve itching caused by allergic skin reactions
  • Treatment of nervousness and tension 

 

When to not take this medicine:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Heart problems
  • You have long QT syndrome;
  • You are allergic to cetirizine (Zyrtec) or levocetirizine

 

How should i take the medicine:

 

Take this medicine with an adequate amount of water as directed by the physician. Do not take this medicine in small or larger amounts than recommended.

 

How this medicine works:

It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. It also works by decreasing activity in the brain

 

Side effects

  • Dry mouth (common)
  • Drowsiness (common)
  • Involuntary motor activity (rare)
  • Allergic reactions (less common)
  • Headache (common)
  • Hallucinations (rare)
  • Itching (less common)
  • Rash (rare)
  • Hives (rare)

 

Pregnancy warning: Not Assigned 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant unless absolutely necessary as the safety and efficacy of this medicine is not well established. Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Lactation warning:

 

Use of this medicine is not recommended for lactating and breastfeeding mothers unless absolutely necessary. Inform your doctor about the use of this medicine. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

 

Renal dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with kidney disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative on the basis of creatinine clearance values.

 

Hepatic dose adjustments:

 

Care must be taken for individuals with liver disease while taking this medicine. Please discuss appropriate dose adjustments with your doctor. Your doctor may also prescribe a suitable alternative.

 

Drug interactions:

  • Diphenhydramine- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems, then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Ibuprofen- Unknown

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.

 

  • Cyclobenzaprine- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems, then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Aripiprazole- Moderate

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together,may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems, then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Hydroxyzine- Major

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. When these medicines are taken or used together can cause central nervous system depression can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. If you experience any signs and symptoms like dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in judgment, reaction speed and motor coordination then inform the doctor on priority. Appropriate dose adjustments may be done, or suitable alternate medicine may be considered based on the condition.


  • Alprazolam- Unknown

Inform your doctor about the use of either medicines. The use of these medicines are contraindicated since they may give serious adverse reactions which may lead to coma or death. Suitable alternatives may be considered based on the condition of the patient.

 

Alcohol interactions:

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended while receiving/taking this medicine as it may cause interactions and lead to serious adverse effects and may worsen the health condition

 

Food interactions: N/A.

 

Expert Advice:

 

  1. Food instruction: Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, continue your normal diet.
  2. Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery
  3. Report any side effects like nausea, vomiting, etc.experienced immediately to the doctor.
  4. Do not exceed recommended dosage

 

Missed dose instructions:

 

Take this medicine as soon as you remember. However if it is almost the for your next dose skip the dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double dose to make up for the missed dose.

 

Over dose Instructions:

 

Seek emergency treatment or contact your physician in case if you experience any unusual signs and symptoms during the treatment with this medicine.

 

Storage Instructions:

  • Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed
  • Keep out of reach of children. 
  • Store it at room temperature and away from light, excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).


References:


Drugs H. Hydroxyzine: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a682866.html#:~:text=Hydroxyzine%20is%20in%20a%20class,body%20that%20causes%20allergic%20symptoms.


Hydroxyzine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Hydroxyzine#section=Melting-Point


[Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2020 [cited 2 November 2020]. Available from: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1063.pdf

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