Levosiz 5mg Strip Of 10 Tablets
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This is an anti-allergy medicine, belonging to the anti-histamine group. They reduce the allergic reaction in the body.
Uses of Levosiz 5mg Tab
- Common uses include
- seasonal allergies
- hives, insect bites
- urticaria and other skin conditions
Contraindications of Levosiz 5mg Tab
This tablet contains cetirizine and should not be taken by those allergic to it, or similar medicines. Those with liver or kidney diseases should avoid this medicine.
Side effects of Levosiz 5mg Tab
- Some side effects are
- sleep disturbances
- changes in taste sensation
- drying up of the mouth
- blurred vision
- increased heart rate
- severe allergic skin reaction
Precautions and Warnings of Levosiz 5mg Tab
Can I take Levosiz 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
The effect of this medicine on pregnant women is unknown, therefore it should only be taken if advised by a medical professional.
Can I take Levosiz 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
The medicine can be taken in small doses while breastfeeding. In larger doses, it may cause drowsiness in the new born.
Can I drive if I have consumed Levosiz 5mg Tab?
Fatigue, tiredness and drowsiness are possible side effects of the medicine and hence one should avoid driving.
Can I consume alcohol with Levosiz 5mg Tab?
One may feel more disoriented and sleepy if they have alcohol after taking this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Before taking Levosiz 5mg Tab, you must give your doctor a detailed past and present medical history. Also inform him about any herbal medicines or nutritional supplements that you are taking.
Mode of Action of Levosiz 5mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Being an anti-histamine, it inhibits the activity of histamine which further improves the symptoms of allergy.
Directions for Use of Levosiz 5mg Tab
Take the tablet as prescribed by the doctor, in the exact dose and frequency.
Interactions of Levosiz 5mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- The side effects of this medicine are worsened by
- ritonavir (used in HIV treatment)
- theophylline (used in COPD, asthma, bronchitis)
Interactions with food items
Levosiz 5mg Tab is not known to have any adverse interactions with food.
Other general Interactions
Some patients who suffer from disorders of the urinary bladder may experience urine retention after taking this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Levosiz 5mg Tab
This tablet can be stored at room temperature in a safe place away from the reach of children. Also keep it away from extreme heat, moisture and sunlight.
Dosage of Levosiz 5mg Tab
Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, rashes, nausea, etc. One must seek emergency medical care if they suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
It is advised not to miss a single dosage. However, if you have missed it, then consume the dose immediately. If the time is already of the next dose, then skip the missed one.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take a vaccine while taking this medicine?
A: If your doctor prescribes a vaccine during treatment, you can take one since it is not known to affect the efficacy of vaccinations.
Q: Can the medicine be given to children?
A: The dose of the tablet varies for children, and is not given to those under 6 years of age.
Q: Does the medicine have to be taken at a specific time of the day?
A: Your doctor will advise the best time to take the tablet, but it is commonly advised to be taken in the evening.
Q: Is the medicine used in combination therapy?
A: This medicine can be used in combination with other medicines.
Q: How much time is needed for Levosiz 5mg Tab to act?
A: The medicine acts within an hour of being taken.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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