Zodak is a synthetic drug with antiallergic action.
Release form and composition
Zodak produced in the form of:
- Tablets, film-coated (oblong, white or almost white, on the one hand with a risk to divide), 7 pcs. or 10 pcs. in blisters;
- Drops for oral administration (clear solution from colorless to light yellow color), 20 ml in dark glass bottles with dropper cap;
- Syrup (clear liquid from colorless to light yellow color), 100 ml in dark glass bottles complete with a measuring spoon.
The composition of 1 tablet, 1 ml of drops (20 drops) and 10 ml of syrup (2 measuring spoons) includes 10 mg of the active substance - cetirizine dihydrochloride.
Auxiliary components that make up the drug:
- Tablets - lactose monohydrate, povidone 30, corn starch, magnesium stearate;
- Drops for ingestion - sodium saccharinate dihydrate, glacial acetic acid, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, propylene glycol, glycerol, sodium acetate trihydrate, purified water;
- Syrup - sodium saccharinate dihydrate, sorbitol, propyl parahydroxybenzoate, sodium acetate trihydrate, banana flavoring, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, glycerol, propylene glycol, glacial acetic acid, purified water.
Indications for use
Zodak prescribed for the treatment of:
- Seasonal and year-round allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis;
- Itchy allergic dermatosis;
- Pollinosis (hay fever);
- Urticaria (including chronic idiopathic);
- Swelling Quincke.
The use of Zodak in all dosage forms is contraindicated:
- Nursing and pregnant women;
- With increased sensitivity to the components of the drug.
Children can take:
- Tablets - from 6 years;
- Drops - from 1 year;
- Syrup - from 2 years.
Caution should be exercised during therapy:
- Patients with chronic renal failure are severe and moderate in severity (correction of the dosing regimen is necessary);
- Older people (possibly lowering glomerular filtration).
Tablets should be taken with caution in chronic liver diseases (with hepatocellular, cholestatic or biliary cirrhosis, correction of the dosage regimen is necessary only with a concomitant decrease in the glomerular filtration rate).
Dosing and Administration
Zodak should be taken orally, regardless of the meal. The tablets are swallowed whole, washed down with a small amount of water. Drops before taking must be dissolved in water.
Depending on the dosage form is usually prescribed:
- Adults and children from 12 years old - 1 tablet a day, 2 measuring spoons of syrup or 20 drops (10 mg of cetirizine);
- Children 6-12 years old - 1 tablet 1 time per day, 2 measuring spoons of syrup or 20 drops (10 mg of cetirizine). If necessary, the daily dosage can be divided into 2 doses (in the morning and in the evening);
- Children 2-6 years old - once a day, 10 drops or 1 scoop of syrup (5 mg of cetirizine). If necessary, the daily dosage can be divided into 2 doses (in the morning and in the evening);
- Children 1–2 years old — 5 drops (2.5 mg cetirizine) 2 times a day.
Elderly patients with normal renal function dose adjustment is not required.
In case of kidney failure, the recommended dose should be reduced by 2 times. In case of abnormal liver function, the dosage should be selected individually, especially with simultaneous renal failure.
If you accidentally skip the time of reception Zodaka, the next dosage should be taken at the earliest opportunity. If the time of the next drug intake is approaching, the total dose should not be increased.
The side effects that occur while taking Zodak are usually transient. As a rule, they appear in the form:
- Dyspepsia, dry mouth (digestive system);
- Headache, drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, agitation, migraine (central nervous system);
- Skin rash, angioedema, urticaria, pruritus (allergic reactions).
Overdose may develop:
- Dry mouth;
- Delayed urination;
- Increased irritability;
- Constipation (usually when taking 50 mg of the drug per day).
Patients with impaired liver or kidney function and elderly patients should receive a consultation with a physician before taking Zodak.
The composition of the drops does not include sugar, so they can be taken by persons suffering from diabetes.
2 scoops of syrup (10 ml) contain 3 g of sorbitol, which corresponds to 0.25 XE.
The simultaneous use of Zodak with drugs and alcohol which depress the central nervous system is not recommended.
During the period of therapy, one should refrain from practicing potentially hazardous activities that require high concentration of attention and speed of psychomotor reactions from patients.
Analogs of Zodak are:
- According to the active substance - Zinzetz, Cetrin, Allertek, Zetrinal, Tetirinaks, Parlazin, Alerza, Cetirizine, Zyrtec, Letizen;
- On the mechanism of action - Ksizal, Glentset, Eltset, Suprastenex, Alerset-L, Zenaro.
Terms and conditions of storage
Keep out of reach of children at a temperature not exceeding 25 ° C.
The shelf life of the drug in any dosage form is 3 years.