Allergy is a common disease that requires careful selection of a drug that will eliminate the allergic reaction and minimize the external signs of its manifestation. Glencet is a reliable and proven drug that occupies a well-deserved place in the home medicine cabinet of many people.
Features of the preparation
Glencet is an Indian drug( Glencet), used to treat allergies and eliminate its symptoms. Its undoubted advantage against the backdrop of numerous analogues is the speed of achieving therapeutic effect, as well as the possibility to take the medicine for a long time.
You can purchase Glenceth at pharmacies without a prescription form from a doctor.
Glenzet is available in the form of oval tablets, with two engravings in the form of the letter "G" on one side of the tablet, symmetrically on opposite sides of the risks. The tablets are placed in blisters with foil and packed in a cardboard box. There are several variations in the number of tablets in the blister( 7, 10 or 14 pieces) and the number of blisters in the package( 1, 2 or 5).
Composition of Glencet
The main active ingredient of the drug providing a curative effect is levocetirizine dihydrochloride - an antihistamine drug of a new generation. Generations of antiallergic drugs - a kind of scale of their quality. With each new generation, the medicine reduces the number of side effects.
So, first-generation antihistamines are almost not used, second-generation drugs cause drowsiness and affect the heart rhythm, and drugs against the allergy of the new generation, which include levocetirizine, are transferred by patients easily, without undesirable side effects.
Excipients of the preparation are:
- lactose monohydrate - filler;
- silicii dioxydum colloidale - enterosorbent;
- magnesium stearate is an emulsifier.
The cost of packing with the Glencet tool depends on the number of tablets in the package:
- 10 pieces - about 480 rubles;
- 14 pieces - about 565 rubles.
Pharmacological action of
Glenzet has three main directions of action: anti-allergic, that is, antihistamine, which removes the itching of the skin and prevents the increased permeability of the walls of the vessels.
After penetration of the drug into the body of levocetirizine dihydrochloride produces a blocking of H-1 histamine receptors. In other words, it interrupts the chain of reactions that form allergies.
Simultaneously, Glenceth provides a reduction in the intensity of the symptoms, that is, the person taking the pill instantly feels relieved and improves overall health and well-being.
Active components are rapidly absorbed and distributed throughout the body, by binding to blood protein molecules. Primarily, the drug is excreted through the urinary system, while the half-life of Glenzent is no more than 10 hours( with normal functioning of the liver and kidneys).Completely the components of the drug leave the body 4 days after ingestion.
Glenzeth may be needed by a person with the following ailments:
- Quincke edema;
- dermal urticaria;
- is an allergic dermatitis.
Instructions for Use
The tablet should be taken whole, not crushing and not chewing. The daily dose is 5 mg, that is, 1 tablet, and it must be taken 1 time per day.
The drug is taken with signs of an allergic reaction. By default, the daily dose is 5 mg, but if the patient has a history of diseases of the body's filtration systems( liver and kidneys), the dosage should decrease according to the indicators of laboratory blood tests.
The duration of the course is determined by the attending physician, usually Glenceth reception ceases after the symptoms of the disease have disappeared. If after the end of the course under the influence of the allergen the symptoms return, the drug can be resumed.
If you live in an environment where the allergen acts continuously, you can not interrupt the reception of tablets. But in total the course should not last more than 18 months.
For children and newborns
Newborns and preschool children should not use Glenzeth as a remedy for allergies. After reaching the age of six, the dosage of the drug for a child is similar to that for an adult.
In pregnancy and lactation
With breastfeeding and bearing a child, Glencet can not be drunk. In case of acute need, nursing mothers can use the drug, temporarily interrupting lactation. Breastfeeding can be resumed after the complete elimination of the components of the composition, that is, after 4-5 days.
Contraindications to the appointment of Glenzet are:
- functional deficiency of the liver and kidney;
- preschool age;
- is an allergy to any component of the formulation;
- pregnancy and lactation.
Side effects of
During treatment, the following side effects are noted:
- feeling of thirst;
- abdominal pain;
- increase in the level of ALT and AST;
These common symptoms are listed in order of gradation from the most common - to rare.
Despite the fact that antihistamines of the latest generation do not cause changes in psychomotor reactions, individual sensitivity of the drug can be any. Therefore, when you first take medication, you should be extremely careful while driving a car or doing work that requires quick reactions.
Interaction with other drugs and alcohol
- Studies on the interaction of Glenceth components with other drugs have not revealed any physiological reactions.
- If you combine the use of the drug with alcohol, there may be an increase in unwanted symptoms from the nervous system.
- Simultaneous food intake with taking the drug does not reduce its effect, however it hinders the rate of absorption.
Glencet is very popular with buyers in Russia due to its moderate cost, good efficiency and the ability to take the drug for a long time.
Glenceth analogues can be found among domestic drugs, such as:
- Eltset - cost about 260 rubles;
- Levociteresin - the cost is about 300 rubles.
There are also import analogues of antihistamine:
- Zodak Express( Czech Republic) - the price is 250 rubles;
- Suprastinex( Hungary) - the price is 400 rubles;
- Xizal( Belgium) - 450 rubles.
- Alerzin( Ukraine) - from 50 UAH.
Thus, the buyer can find a drug with a lower cost than Glenceth.