Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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Levocet tablet is an antiallergic medicine. It is used to relieve symptoms of seasonal allergy or allergic rhinitis. It is also used to treat itching and swelling caused by skin allergy or urticaria (hives) and insect bite. It reduces the symptoms of allergy such as sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, itching, rashes and redness. Levocet tablet contains Levocetirizine as an active ingredient. It works by blocking the action of a chemical called Histamine, which is produced during allergic reactions and causes allergic symptoms. This medicine can make you drowsy and sleepy. Thus, it is advised to take it before bedtime.
Uses of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- For relieving seasonal allergies, common cold, runny nose and sneezing.
- It also helps in reducing swelling and itching due to skin allergies and insect bite.
Contraindications of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to Levocetirizine or any ingredient of Levocet tablet.
Side effects of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Dry mouth
- Sleep disorders
- Increased heart rate
- Visual disturbances
- Altered sense of taste
Precautions and Warnings of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Can I take Levocet tablet during pregnancy?
There is no information available for the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Can I take Levocet tablet while breastfeeding?
Consult your doctor before taking it. A small or occasional dose is acceptable while breastfeeding but a larger dose or prolonged use may cause drowsiness in an infant or decrease the milk supply.
Can I drive if I have consumed Levocet tablet?
Be cautious as this medicine may lead to drowsiness, tiredness and exhaustion. Do not drive if you feel unwell.
Can I consume alcohol with Levocet tablet?
Alcohol consumption can cause an additional reduction in alertness and impairment of performance.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have difficulty in urination or gallbladder-related problem.
- You have epilepsy or you experience fits and tremors.
- You are experiencing skin allergies after taking this medicine.
- The use of this medicine is not recommended in children below 6 years of age.
Mode of Action of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
How Does It Work?
Levocet tablet works by blocking the action of a chemical substance in the body called Histamine, which is responsible for allergic symptoms and hence helps in reducing allergy symptoms and hives.
Directions for Use of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Consume this medicine as per doctor's advice. Swallow the tablet with water.
Interactions of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
Certain medications that may interact with Levocetirizine and increase the side effects are theophylline (used to treat lung and airway problems) and ritonavir (Anti-HIV).
Storage and disposal of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
- Keep Levocet tablets in the original package in a cool and dry place.
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Levocet 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
Overdose of Levocet tablet may cause some side effects such as dizziness, nausea, rash or severe allergic reactions. Contact your doctor immediately in case of an overdose or reach out to the nearby hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you forget to take a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. Skip the dose if it is already time for the next dose. Do not consume another one to make up for the missed dose. Take the next dose as usual.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Does Levocet tablet pass into breastmilk?
A: Yes, it passes into breastmilk. Lactating women should avoid breastfeeding while taking this medicine.
Q: What is Levocet tablet used for?
A: Levocet is an antiallergic medicine, used for the treatment of seasonal allergies, hay fever, hives and insect bite.
Q: When should I take Levocet tablets?
A: Follow your doctor's instruction for taking this medicine. It should be ideally taken in the evening or before bed as it can make you feel drowsy.
Q: How do I store Levocet tablet?
A: Store this medicine at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
Q: What all should my doctor know before I take this medicine?
A: Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Levocet or similar medicines. Also, inform them about all the other medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements you are currently taking or might take and if it is safe to use Levocet tablet in case of any existing medical conditions.
Last Updated on: 05 Apr 2021 | 10:36 AM (IST)
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