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Is Okacet safe during pregnancy?

 
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Yes, Okacet is considered to be safe during pregnancy, but it is recommended to be taken only under the doctor's supervision. Okacet is the brand name of Cetirizine. Okacet has a pregnancy category B rating by FDA, and it should be used during pregnancy only if needed. However, it should not be used during breastfeeding as it is found to be present in breast milk of nursing mothers. There are no well-controlled studies available in pregnant women. Oral reproduction studies have been performed in rats and rabbits that showed no harm to the fetus or impaired fertility with the use of Okacet.

Okacet is a second-generation antihistaminic drug used in the treatment of various allergies, hay fever, angioedema, and urticaria. It acts as a selective antagonist of the histamine H1 receptor.

Okacet is safe to use in pregnancy but to be absolutely sure, the patients should consult their gynaecologist or physician before taking the drug.

References
1. Wikipedia Levocetirizine URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levocetirizine Accessed January 08, 2018
2. MedlinePlus Levocetirizine URL: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607056.html Accessed January 08, 2018
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Okacet Tablet

Okacet Tablet is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic inflammation of the nasal airways due to allergens. This medicine works by blocking the action of an allergic substance in the body. Okacet is also used to relieve allergic symptoms present throughout the year (perennial allergic rhinitis), and to treat long-term hives induced by allergies caused by food or medicines.

Antihistamines
Okacet 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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