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General Information on Levocabastine

Generic Name : Levocabastine

Pronunciation : lee voe CAB as teen

Latest prescription information about Levocabastine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y43.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Names/Brand Names of Levocabastine

International- Livostin.

Why is Levocabastine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis. It inhibits processes in the body that cause allergic symptoms after exposure to an allergen.

When should Levocabastine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Levocabastine?

Adult:
Ophthalmic allergic conjunctivitis- As 0.05% suspension instill 1 drop 2-4 times/day.
Nasal allergic rhinitis- As 0.05% nasal spray, 1 spray into each nostril 2-4 times/day.

How should Levocabastine be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Levocabastine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of severe kidney impairment, and during pregnancy.

• Remove your contact lenses during the treatment period.

• It may cause blurred vision, drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while using this medication.

What are the side effects of Levocabastine?

•   Eye : Transient stinging, burning of the eyes, hives, difficulty in breathing, drowsiness and headache.

What are the other precautions for Levocabastine?

• Use in children below 6 years requires medical advice
• Keep the container tightly closed when not in use

What are the storage conditions for Levocabastine?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15ē to 30ēC).

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