Laveta 5mg Tab
By ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
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Laveta 5mg Tab 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. Laveta 5mg Tab 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.
Uses of Laveta 5mg Tab
- Laveta 5mg Tab 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 Laveta 5mg Tab
- If you are allergic to Levocetirizine or any other ingredients of this medicine
- If you have any liver disease
Side effects of Laveta 5mg Tab
- Dry mouth
- Somnolence (excessive sleepiness)
- Increased heart rate
- Altered sense of taste
- Visual disturbances
Precautions and Warnings of Laveta 5mg Tab
Can I take Laveta 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
Limited information is available on the safety of Laveta 5mg Tab in pregnant women. Hence, it is better to avoid this medicine in pregnancy unless specified by your physician.
Can I take Laveta 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A small and occasional dose of Laveta 5mg Tab 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.
Can I drive if I have consumed Laveta 5mg Tab?
Caution is advised as taking Laveta 5mg Tab may lead to drowsiness, tiredness and exhaustion. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Can I consume alcohol with Laveta 5mg Tab?
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.
Mode of Action of Laveta 5mg Tab
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. Laveta 5mg Tab works by blocking the action of Histamine and relieves allergy symptoms.
Directions for Use of Laveta 5mg Tab
- Take Laveta 5mg Tab as a whole with a sufficient amount of water as prescribed by your doctor.
- Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
Interactions of Laveta 5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
Medications that may interact with Laveta 5mg Tab are Theophylline (used to treat symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and Ritonavir (used to treat HIV).
Storage and disposal of Laveta 5mg Tab
- Store Laveta 5mg Tab at room temperature and away from excessive heat and moisture.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Laveta 5mg Tab
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 Laveta 5mg Tab as early as you remember. Skip the missed dose and avoid taking extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does it take for Laveta 5mg Tab to work?
A: You can see the improvement within an hour of taking Laveta 5mg Tab. However, it may take some time to notice the full benefits.
Q: Does Laveta 5mg Tab make you tired and drowsy?
A: Yes, Laveta 5mg Tab can make you tired, sleepy and weak.
Q: How long should I continue taking Laveta 5mg Tab?
A: The duration of the medicine depends upon the condition for which you are taking Laveta 5mg Tab. 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 Laveta 5mg Tab along with paracetamol?
A: Yes, Laveta 5mg Tab 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: 16 Dec 2020 | 05:14 PM (IST)
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