Xyzal 10mg Tablet
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Xyzal 10mg Tab is an antihistaminic and antiallergic medicine that containslevocetirizine.
Uses of Xyzal 10mg Tab
Xyzal 10mg Tab is used for allergic rhinitis (running nose), seasonal allergies, common cold, along with skin allergies such as urticaria, hives, and insect bites.
Contraindications of Xyzal 10mg Tab
Avoid taking this medicine if you are allergic to cetirizine or have had severe allergic reactions in the past. Avoid taking this medicine if you suffer from severe liver or kidney diseases.
Side effects of Xyzal 10mg Tab
Side effects of Xyzal 10mg Tab include dry mouth, drowsiness or somnolence, headache, sleep disorders, constipation, palpitations, increased heart rate, fits, tremors, altered sense of taste, visual disturbances like blurred vision and allergic reactions like hives, rashes, and itching.
Precautions and Warnings of Xyzal 10mg Tab
Can I take Xyzal 10mg Tab during pregnancy?
There are no adequate and well-controlled studies that depict the safety of this medicine during pregnancy. Consult your doctor if you need to take this medicine.
Can I take Xyzal 10mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A small and occasional dose of levocetirizine is acceptable occasionally while breastfeeding. However, larger doses or prolonged use causes decrease in milk supply or drowsiness, along with other effects in the infant.
Can I drive if I have taken Xyzal 10mg Tab?
Levocetirizine causes tiredness, drowsiness and exhaustion. Therefore, it is advised not to drive after taking the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Xyzal 10mg Tab?
Alcohol can cause added performance impairment and reduction in alertness, if taken with this medicine. Do not take the medicine with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
This medicine is not recommended for use in children less than 6 years of age, or in cases of patients with bladder problems, as levocetirizine can increase the risk of urinary retention.
Mode of Action of Xyzal 10mg Tab
How Does It Work?
Levocetirizine helps decrease hives and other allergic symptoms by blocking a chemical substance in your body known as histamine.
Directions for Use of Xyzal 10mg Tab
- Take this medicine via mouth with or without food
- The dosage would be decided by the doctor as per your age, medical conditions and your current diagnosis
- Do not change your dose on your own
- Consult your doctor for any more information
Interactions of Xyzal 10mg Tab
Interactions with other medicines
- Theophylline, a medicine that is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma
- Ritonavir, a medicine that is used to treat HIV
Interactions with food items
Xyzal 10mg Tab has no known interaction with food.
Other general Interactions
Do not take this medicine if you suffer from an enlarged prostate, spinal cord lesions, kidney disease, kidney failure, urinary retention. Inform your physician before you begin taking the medicine
Storage and disposal of Xyzal 10mg Tab
- Keep away from reach of children
- Store in closed container at room temperature
- Keep the medicine away from moisture, heat, and direct light
- Check the medicine for expiry date
- Ask your doctor about the proper disposal of this medicine
Dosage of Xyzal 10mg Tab
In case of overdose, there may be complaints of troubled breathing or you may even pass out. Rush to your nearest hospital and consult your physician immediately in such a scenario.
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it, unless it's almost time for your next dose. Continue with the scheduled dosage if that is the case. Do not take a double dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Do I need to inform my physician before taking Xyzal 10mg Tab?
A: Yes, ask your physician if it is safe to consume this medicine. Do not begin using Xyzal 10mg Tab in case you are allergic to cetirizine. Mention all your current medicines and medical history to your physician before starting the medicine.
Q: Do I need to take any precautions while storing Xyzal 10mg Tab?
A: Keep this medicine away from reach of children. Keep at room temperature and away from excessive moisture and heat.
Q: What is the dosage of Xyzal 10mg Tab?
A: Levocetirizine is available as a tablet in different dosages at 2.5mg/5mg/10mg. Consult your physician before you take this medicine.
Q: Can I give Xyzal 10mg Tab to my child?
A: Do not use this medicine without consulting your doctor first. The tablets should not be given to an infant or to children suffering from kidney disorders.
Q: Do I need to follow a specific diet while taking Xyzal 10mg Tab?
A: Levocetirizine does not have any known interactions with food, so you can consume your regular diet. Consult your doctor for further information.
Q: Can I take Xyzal 10mg Tab if I suffer from a kidney disorder?
A: No, do not take this medicine in such a scenario, as levocetirizine is contraindicated in cases of severe kidney disease. Consult your physician for further information.
Q: Can I take Xyzal 10mg Tab if I have asthma?
A: Consult your doctor before doing so, as some medicines for asthma may interact with levocetirizine.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:51 PM (IST)
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