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Levocetirizine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Levocetirizine

Generic Name : Levocetirizine
Pronunciation : LEE-voe-se-TIR-i-zeen
Latest prescription information about Levocetirizine. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Levocetirizine

India : 


International : 


Why is Levocetirizine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for allergic conditions. It blocks histamine action, which reduces allergy symptoms.


When should Levocetirizine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with end-stage kidney disease and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Levocetirizine?

Adult: Oral- 2.5-5 mg/day in the evening. Max: 5 mg/day.

How should Levocetirizine be taken?

It comes as a tablet, syrup to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Levocetirizine?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney or liver problems, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Levocetirizine?

Fatigue, drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, inflammation of nasopharynx, fever, urinary retention, cough and nosebleed.

What are the other precautions for Levocetirizine?

Avoid alcohol consumption and excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Levocetirizine?

Store it at room temperature (20-25C).

Learn more about Levocetirizine's interaction with Alcohol

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Sheza.123, India

I want to know whether levoset tab cause any adverse effect to baby when taken by lactating mother

ragav5789, India

i want to know if we take more den 5tabs at a time what will happen ?

Dr.Chaturvedi., India

Very informative and useful information.
Thanks a lot.

Dr.KS, India

Precised reports given.Nice

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