Lecope Syrup 30ml
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Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML Description
The composition of Lecope Syrup 30ml is levocetirizine of the antihistamine group of medicines, which are mainly anti-allergens.
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Uses of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
The uses of Lecope Syrup 30ml include treatment of allergies, specifically temporary seasonal allergies of common cold; skin conditions such as urticaria; and insect bites.
Contraindications of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
The medicine should not be taken by those who are allergic to its content or to similar medicines, such as cetirizine. Patients having severe kidney or liver disorders should not take the medicine.
Side effects of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
- The side effects of Lecope Syrup 30ml include headache, constipation, altered taste sensation, drowsiness, sleeping problems, seizures, dry mouth, increased heart rate, tremors, visual, disturbances and allergic reactions such as skin rash....
Precautions and Warnings of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
Can I take Lecope Syrup 30ml during pregnancy?
Information regarding the safety of this medicine in pregnant women is insufficient. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid it, unless considered essential by a physician.
Can I take Lecope Syrup 30ml while breastfeeding?
If taken in large doses while breastfeeding, the medicine can cause side effects, such as drowsiness, in the infant. However, smaller doses can be taken by a breastfeeding mother.
Can I drive if I have consumed Lecope Syrup 30ml?
One may feel extremely tired and drowsy after taking this medicine; hence, it is best to avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Lecope Syrup 30ml?
Alcohol may cause additional drowsiness, lack of alertness and disorientation, adding to the side effects of the medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Give your doctor a complete medical history along with details of all the past medications. It is also crucial to inform them about any nutritional supplements that you may be taking.
Mode of Action of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
How Does It Work?
The activity of histamine is blocked by the medicine, which reduces the intensity of the symptoms.
Directions for Use of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
The syrup should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor and at the correct time and frequency.
Interactions of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
Interactions with other medicines
Some medicines that can aggravate the side effects of this syrup are ritonavir (used in HIV treatment) and theophylline (used in lung disorders, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and asthma)...
Interactions with food items
There are no known interactions with food.
Other general Interactions
In patients with kidney ailments, such as urinary bladder dysfunction, urine retention may be increased by the medicine.
Storage and disposal of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
Store this medicine in a safe place at room temperature and away from extreme heat, sunlight or moisture. Keep away from children.
Dosage of Lecope 2.5 MG/5ML
If you suspect that you have overdosed the medicine, seek medical care immediately. Symptoms include nausea, drowsiness, severe allergic reaction, rashes, etc.
Missed a Dose
Take the medicine when you remember about the missed dose. However, do not take a double dose if the time for the subsequent dose is approaching or to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is this medicine safe for children?
A: This medicine should not be given to children under the age of six years. The paediatric dosage varies, and one must consult a doctor before giving any medication to a child.
Q: How long does Lecope Syrup 30ml take to show its effect?
A: Research shows that the medicine acts within one hour of being taken orally.
Q: What time of the day should Lecope Syrup 30ml be taken?
A: This medicine can be taken with or without food and is usually prescribed to be taken in the evenings. However, you must follow the instructions of your prescribing doctor.
Q: Does this medicine affect the effectiveness of vaccines?
A: This medicine is not known to affect the efficacy of vaccines.
Q: Is Lecope Syrup 30ml used in combination therapy?
A: If considered beneficial by your doctor, this medicine may be given in combination with other medicines.
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