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L Alerid Tablet

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By CIPLA LIMITED
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
28.31*
43.56
35% OFF
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Levocetirizine(5.0 Mg)
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Anti-allergic

Medical Description

L Alerid Tablet contains Levocetirizine. It is an antiallergic medicine used in allergic conditions such as common cold, allergic rhinitis (running nose), urticaria, insect bite and hives. It is also useful to treat symptoms such as allergy due to dust, pet allergies and insect bite. Allergic symptoms appear due to the production of a chemical in the body, namely Histamine. L Alerid Tablet works by blocking the actions of Histamine. Do not use it if you are allergic to Levocetirizine. Avoid driving and handling any machinery, as this medicine makes you less alert.
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Uses of L Alerid Tablet

  • L Alerid Tablet is used to treat allergic symptoms such as common cold, allergic rhinitis (running nose), urticaria,
  • insect bite and hives.
  • It is also used to relieve symptoms of allergy due to dust, pet allergies and insect bite.

Contraindications of L Alerid Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Levocetirizine or any other ingredients of this medicine
  • If you have any liver disease

Side effects of L Alerid Tablet

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Somnolence (excessive sleepiness)
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Palpitations
  • Fits
  • Altered sense of taste
  • Visual disturbances

Precautions and Warnings of L Alerid Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take L Alerid Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Limited information is available on the safety of L Alerid Tablet in pregnant women. Hence, it is better to avoid this medicine in pregnancy unless specified by your physician.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take L Alerid Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
A small and occasional dose of L Alerid Tablet is probably acceptable if you are breastfeeding but larger doses or more prolonged use may lead to cause drowsiness and other effects in the infant or decrease the milk supply. Consult with your doctor before consuming this medicine.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed L Alerid Tablet?
A:
Caution is advised as taking L Alerid Tablet may lead to drowsiness, tiredness and exhaustion. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with L Alerid Tablet?
A:
Avoid drinking alcohol as it may cause an additional reduction in alertness and impairment of performance.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You have kidney problems or urinary retention problems, your doctor may suggest lowering the dose of this medicine. You are suffering from fits (epilepsy). You may experience certain skin reactions like swelling, itching and redness immediately after you stop taking this medicine. You are going to take for any allergic skin test, as it may interfere with the diagnosis.
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Mode of Action of L Alerid Tablet

How Does It Work?

Histamine is a substance produced in our body in case of allergies and responsible for itching, runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. L Alerid Tablet works by blocking the action of Histamine and relieves allergy symptoms.
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Directions for Use of L Alerid Tablet

  • Take L Alerid Tablet as a whole with a sufficient amount of water as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.

Interactions of L Alerid Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

Medications that may interact with L Alerid Tablet are Theophylline (used to treat symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and Ritonavir (used to treat HIV).

Storage and disposal of L Alerid Tablet

  • Store L Alerid Tablet at room temperature and away from excessive heat and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of L Alerid Tablet

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include dizziness, nausea, rash or severe allergic reactions. If this happens to you, inform your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose of L Alerid Tablet as early as you remember. Skip the missed dose and avoid taking extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does it take for L Alerid Tablet to work?

A: You can see the improvement within an hour of taking L Alerid Tablet. However, it may take some time to notice the full benefits.

Q: Does L Alerid Tablet make you tired and drowsy?

A: Yes, L Alerid Tablet can make you tired, sleepy and weak.

Q: How long should I continue taking L Alerid Tablet?

A: The duration of the medicine depends upon the condition for which you are taking L Alerid Tablet. You may have to take this medicine for a longer duration if you are using it to treat symptoms of chronic urticaria or chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of the nose). Consult with your doctor if you are not sure about the duration of using this medicine.

Q: Can I take L Alerid Tablet along with paracetamol?

A: Yes, L Alerid Tablet can be taken along with paracetamol as no interaction is found between these two. Consult your doctor before taking it.

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Last Updated on: 08 Nov 2020 | 08:09 PM (IST)
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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