What is Levocetirizine?
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to reduce symptoms caused by allergies. Antihistamines work by reducing the production of histamines, which are natural substances created by your body in response to an allergic reaction. It is also available as a branded version Xyzal.
How does Levocetirizine work?
Levocetirizine works by blocking histamines that are made by the body in response to an allergic reaction. It is an effective hay fever and allergy treatment.
How long does it take to work?
It starts working one after hour after it is taken. The antihistamine effects of levocetirizine usually last for about 24 hours.
Do I need a prescription for Levocetirizine?
You need a prescription to purchase levocetirizine.
Levocetirizine 5mg storage
- Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
- Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
- Keep in its original packaging to protect against moisture
- Do not use levocetirizine after the expiry date stated on the packaging
- Do not throw away levocetirizine via wastewater or household waste. Contact your pharmacist to learn how to dispose of it.
What is Levocetirizine used for?
Levocetirizine is used for the treatment of symptoms associated with allergic conditions, such as hay fever, year-round allergies (such as dust or pet allergies), chronic allergic rhinitis (including persistent allergic rhinitis) and itchy skin caused by insect bites or nettle stings (urticaria/hives).
Will Levocetirizine make me drowsy?
Levocetirizine is classified as a non-drowsy antihistamine. However, it may cause drowsiness in a small number of people.
What if I take more tablets than I should?
Taking more than one tablet will not make it more effective. If you take more than you should, you may experience the following symptoms: confusion, diarrhoea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, feeling unwell, dilation of the pupils, itching, restlessness, drowsiness, sleepiness, fast heartbeat, shaking and difficulty passing urine. Contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
What happens if I forget to take a tablet?
If you miss a dose of levocetirizine, do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. Skip this dose and ensure the next tablet is taken on time.
What happens if I stop taking Levocetirizine tablets?
If you stop taking levocetirizine, you are unlikely to experience side effects. The symptoms that Levocetirizine was treating can reappear, although they should not be any worse than before you started treatment. If you have any queries or concerns with this medicine, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Who should not use Levocetirizine?
You should not use levocetirizine if:
- You are allergic to levocetirizine or to other antihistamines (such as Cetirizine hydroxyzine) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, which can be found here.
- You suffer from severe kidney failure
- You have a rare inherited blood disorder (porphyria)
- You suffer from Epilepsy
You may still be able to use levocetirizine, but you should check with your doctor or pharmacist beforehand. If you are taking any medication, you should also check with your doctor or pharmacist.
What is the difference between Levocetirizine and Cetirizine?
Levocetirizine and cetirizine are structurally very similar, but do vary slightly. Levocetirizine was developed later, and some research suggests that it is less sedating and more potent.
Can I buy Levocetirizine tablets online?
You can buy levocetirizine online from Chemist Click. Before your order can be released, you will need to fill out an online consultation to make sure that this medication is safe for you to take.