Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablets IP 5mg



COMPOSITION: Levocetirizine 5mg Tablets

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Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablets IP 5mg are used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis that includes watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, hives, and itching. The medication contains Levocetirizine (Levocetirizine dihydrochloride) which is considered a second-generation antihistamine. It is prescribed by doctors very frequently as it has fewer sedating effects compared to older antihistamines. 

The medication functions by decreasing the activity of histamine H1 receptors. Consequently, prevents the release of other allergy chemicals as well as increases the blood supply to the area. And after that, the medicine provides relief from allergic symptoms. It should be taken by the patient as per the direction of the physician, doctor, or pharmacist with, or without food.

Side effects

Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablets IP 5mg are an effective medication that offers mild to moderate side effects that are temporary as well. The following side effects are most common:

  • Sleepiness,
  • Dry mouth,
  • Cough,
  • Vomiting, and diarrhea.

Well, these side effects never worsen or bother the patient. But in case the condition starts getting worse then consultation with the doctor is a must.

Precautions for Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride Tablets IP 5mg

Levocetirizine 5mg Tablets are an effective medicine so the dosage of the medication is dependent on the age, response, and medical condition of the body. Neither the dose should be increased nor should be decreased as it can create trouble. Further, the patient should consider the below-listed points while taking this medicine:-

  • Don’t do anything that requires alertness like driving, or operating any heavy machinery.
  • Levocetirizine 5mg Tablets passes through breast milk so consult the doctor before taking it.
  • Patients allergic to cetirizine, or hydroxyzine should inform their doctor as the medicine contains some inactive ingredients.
  • Alcohol consumption while taking Levocetirizine Tablet should be avoided as it may cause excessive drowsiness.
  • In case of pregnancy, use the medication if clearly needed and after discussing the risk and benefits with the doctor.
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