Levocetirizine is used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions such as allergic fever (hay fever), year-round allergies like dust or pet allergies and chronic nettle rash. Mechanism of Action
Levocetirizine belongs to a group of medications c Dosage
Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding the dosage and duration.Adult: 5 mg once daily in the evening.Children:6-12 years: 2.5 mg once daily.6 months to 5 years: 1.25 mg once daily. Side Effects
Common: dizziness, headache, sore throat, infection of nose, throat, or chest (in children), dry mouth, feeling sick, tiredness, abdominal pain, sleepiness.Uncommon: sensation of tingling or numbness of the skin (paraesthesia), rash, itching, weakness, feeling of discomfort, agitation, diarrhea. Warnings/Precautions
It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowzyDo not take levocetirizine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to levocetirizineTake special care with levocetirizine and follow the advice of your doctor:if you suffer from epilepsy or are in any risk of having fits.if you suffer from kidney failure, because you may require a lower dosage.Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs like antidepressants; medications for anxiety, mental illness, or seizures; ritonavir; sedatives; sleeping pills; theophylline; and tranquilizers, as it may worsen the side effects.Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.Levocetrizine can cause drowsiness. Avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery when taking.Do not take alcohol with cetirizine, as it may worsen the side effects.