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Levact 5mg Tab

By KINEDEX HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
10 Tablet(s) in Strip
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MRP 85.00
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Medical Description

Levact 5mg Tab is an antiallergic medicine used in allergic conditions such as common cold, allergic rhinitis (running nose), urticaria, insect bite and hives. It contains levocetirizine as its activ...
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ContainsLevocetirizine
UsesAllergic rhinitis and skin allergy
Side effectsTiredness, headache, sleepiness, drowsiness, dizziness
ClassificationANTI-ALLERGIC
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Uses of Levact 5mg Tab

  • Levact 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 and pet allergies.

Contraindications of Levact 5mg Tab

  • If you are allergic to levocetirizine or any other ingredients of Levact 5mg Tab .
  • If you have any liver disease.

Side effects of Levact 5mg Tab

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

Precautions and Warnings of Levact 5mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Levact 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
Limited information is available on the safety of Levact 5mg Tab in pregnant women. Hence, it is better to avoid this medicine in pregnancy unless specified by your physician.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Levact 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Contents of Levact 5mg Tab pass into breast milk; therefore, it is advised not to take this medicine while breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Levact 5mg Tab ?
A:
Caution is advised as taking Levact 5mg Tab may lead to drowsiness, tiredness and exhaustion. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Levact 5mg Tab ?
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 an allergic skin test, as it may interfere with the diagnosis.

Mode of Action of Levact 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. Levact 5mg Tab works by blocking the action of histamine and reli...
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Directions for Use of Levact 5mg Tab

  • Take Levact 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 Levact 5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Levact 5mg Tab works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Medications that may interact with Levact 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 Levact 5mg Tab

  • Store Levact 5mg Tab at room temperature and away from excessive heat and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Levact 5mg Tab

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 Levact 5mg Tab as early as you remember. Skip the missed dose and avoid taking extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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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 Levact 5mg Tab to work?

A: You can see the improvement within an hour of taking Levact 5mg Tab . However, it may take some time to notice the full benefits.

Q: Does Levact 5mg Tab make you tired and drowsy?

A: Yes, Levact 5mg Tab can make you tired, sleepy and weak.

Q: How long should I continue taking Levact 5mg Tab ?

A: The duration of the medicine depends upon the condition for which you are taking Levact 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 Levact 5mg Tab along with paracetamol?

A: Yes, Levact 5mg Tab can be taken along with paracetamol as no interaction is found between these two. Consult your doctor before taking it.
Last Updated on: 06 May 2021 | 10:02 PM (IST)
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