Xyzal 5mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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The medicine is an anti-histamine, most frequently used to treat allergic reaction.
Uses of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
It is used to treat allergic symptoms like itching, watering of eyes, running nose, sneezing, insect bites and hives.
Contraindications of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
Don't take this medicine if you have an allergy to this medicine or suffer from liver diseases or kidney disorders with reduced rate of removal of creatinine.
Side effects of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
- The side effects of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S include: headache
- dryness of mouth
- difficulty in sleeping
- increased heart rate
- fits and tremors
- the blurring of vision
- altered taste sensation
Precautions and Warnings of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
Can I take Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S during pregnancy?
The side effect of levocetirizine during pregnancy is not apparent due to limited information. Still, it is avoided in pregnancy and should be used only if necessary and advised by your doctor.
Can I take Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S while breastfeeding?
Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S is believed to pass into the breast milk. Smaller and occasional doses are accepted, but larger doses may cause drowsiness, reduced milk supply and other ill-effects in infants. Therefore, avoid this medicine while breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S?
There is an increase in drowsiness, fatigue and exhaustion on taking this medicine. Hence, you should not drive if you have consumed this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S?
Alcohol leads to reduced alertness; thus, performance is impaired. So, it is advised to avoid alcohol or other CNS depressants while consuming this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S can cause: increased urine retention
- risk of seizures in epileptic patients
- pus formation (pruritis)
Mode of Action of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
How Does It Work?
The composition of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S acts by blocking a substance in the body called histamine and helps to decrease allergy symptoms and hives.
Directions for Use of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
This tablet should be swallowed with liquid either with or without food. You can take this medicine when symptoms occur, as in the case of intermittent allergic rhinitis (running nose for less than four days in a week). On suffering from continuous rhinitis or urticaria (a rash of round, red welts on the skin), this medicine is given for a longer duration from 6 months up to a year. This tablet has a film-coated over it and so should not be used in children below six years; instead, the paediatric formulation should be used.
Interactions of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
Interactions with other medicines
- Levocetirizine clearance is reduced by 16% when consumed with theophylline (which is given to treat asthma and COPD - chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Antiviral medicine like ritonavir (used in HIV) causes increased concentration of the medicine
- Other medicines like azithromycin, diazepam, cimetidine, antipyrine, ketoconazole, erythromycin and pseudoephedrine are not affected by this medicine
Interactions with food items
Food does not affect the absorption of this medicine.
Other general Interactions
In the case of liver disease alone, dose adjustments are not needed. While in instances having both kidney and liver impairment, take the dosage of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S as advised by the doctor as doses are adjusted depending on the clearance of creatinine.
Storage and disposal of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
Place it at room temperature and away from children, direct heat and moisture. Keep it in an airtight container. Extra medicines must be discarded appropriately with the help of your pharmacist by medicine take-back program. Avoid throwing it into the garbage or flushing it down the drains.
Dosage of Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S
In adults, overdose leads to increased drowsiness, whereas in children it causes restlessness and agitation followed by drowsiness. In such a case, your doctor may do gastric lavage, since haemodialysis does not remove levocetirizine. Rashes and nauseating feeling are also seen at times.
Missed a Dose
Don't take an extra dose to compensate for the missed one. The missed dose should be taken as soon as you realise. If it is the time for the next dose, then you can skip the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the best time to take levocetirizine?
A: Some people prefer to take it in the morning. But, you can take levocetirizine any time of the day; consume it at the same time every day. You can take it either before or after meals.
Q: What information should I give to my healthcare provider?
A: You have to inform your doctor if you are allergic to this medicine or if you are consuming any herbal preparations, prescription or non-prescription medicines or nutritional supplements. Also, tell your doctor in detail about any medical condition you have.
Q: How should I store this medicine?
A: Store Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S at room temperature away from direct sunlight, heat and excessive moisture. Place it high up so that it is away from the sight of children.
Q: What are the dietary precautions while consuming Xyzal 5mg Tab 15'S?
A: There are no specific dietary restrictions unless your doctor advises otherwise.
Q: What other information should I know regarding this medicine?
- Visit your doctor on all appointments
- Don't allow anyone else to take this medicine
- Keep a list of all the medicines you are taking to inform your doctor or pharmacist before consuming this medicine
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 07:36 AM (IST)
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