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Levocet M 4/2.5mg Syrup 60ml

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Levocet M 4/2.5mg Syrup 60ml

Levocet M 4/2.5mg Syrup 60ml

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About Levocet Syrup 60 ml

Levocet Syrup 60 ml belongs to a class of drugs called anti-histamine or anti-allergic. It contains levocetirizine, Levocet Syrup 60 ml is an R-enantiomer of cetirizine primarily used to treat various kinds of allergies. An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as ‘allergens.’ Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever. At the same time, others might be allergic to pollen or pet dander.

Levocet Syrup 60 ml is known as a non-drowsy antihistamine. It’s less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other antihistamines. However, some people still find it makes them feel quite sleepy, which is used to treat allergies as it blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as histamine, which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. Levocet Syrup 60 ml is widely used to treat hay fever (an allergy caused by pollen or dust), conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye), eczema (dermatitis), hives (red, raised patches or dots), reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies.

You can take Levocet Syrup 60 ml with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience headaches, dry mouth, feeling sick, dizziness, stomach pain and diarrhoea. Most of these side effects of Levocet Syrup 60 ml do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. levocetirizine

You should not take Levocet Syrup 60 ml if you are allergic to Levocet Syrup 60 ml or any other medicines in the past, currently breast-feeding, or have severe kidney failure (creatinine clearance less than 10 ml/min), the problem of urinary retention and fructose intolerance. You can take cetirizine while you’re pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits and possible harms of taking cetirizine. It’ll also depend on how many weeks pregnant you are and the reason you need to take cetirizine. It’s best not to drink alcohol while you’re taking cetirizine as it can make you feel sleepy. Cetirizine can also be taken under medical supervision by children aged 1 year and older. Check with your doctor if you are taking midodrine to treat low blood pressure and ritonavir or lopinavir for HIV infection. Leave about 2 hours between the times that you take Levocet Syrup 60 ml and your indigestion remedies containing aluminium or magnesium.

Uses of Levocet Syrup 60 ml

Common allergies, hay fever (an allergy caused by pollen or dust), conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye), eczema (dermatitis), hives (red, raised patches or dots), reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies.

Medicinal Benefits

Levocet Syrup 60 ml is used to treat allergies as it blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as ‘histamine,’ which is naturally involved in allergic reactions.  Levocet Syrup 60 ml is used to treat adults and children (aged two years and above) who have hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), round the year dust or pet allergies (perennial allergic rhinitis), and urticaria (swelling, redness, and itchiness of the skin). In short, it helps to relieve the discomfort and unpleasant symptoms that occurred due to allergic conditions, like blocked/runny/itchy nose, red/watery eyes, and skin rashes.

Directions for Use

Take Levocet Syrup 60 ml with or without food, once a day, preferably in the evening or night as it may cause slight drowsiness. Take it twice a day only if your doctor has prescribed it to you.

Side Effects of Levocet Syrup 60 ml

Like other medications, Levocet Syrup 60 ml also has certain side effects, but it is not mandatory for anyone to experience them. In certain cases, you may experience feeling sleepy and tired, headaches, dry mouth, feeling sick (nausea), feeling dizzy, stomach pain, diarrhoea, sore throat, cold-like symptoms of the nose, itching or a rash, tingling in your hands and feet and feeling agitated. However, if the side effects are persistent or if you experience any other side effect continuously while taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml, reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml, consult your doctor. If you have kidney problems, dose adjustment might be required; the doctor will do it depending upon your disease’s condition. Please inform your doctor if you have a problem passing urine and have epilepsy (fits) before starting Levocet Syrup 60 ml. If you are supposed to undergo skin testing, the doctor might advise you to stop taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml 72 hours before the test as it decreases response to skin prick test. Patients should be cautioned against getting engaged in the work which required too much mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle after intake of Levocet Syrup 60 ml. Concurrent use of Levocet Syrup 60 ml with alcohol or other antidepressants should be avoided as it can reduce your mental alertness. Cetirizine can also be taken under medical supervision by children aged 1 year and older. Patients should avoid taking overdosage of Levocet Syrup 60 ml because of the increased risk of sleepiness and drowsiness at higher doses.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Levocet Syrup 60 ml have interactions with other antihistamines (such as diphenhydramine), Antidepressant (such as duloxetine), pain killer (such as pregabalin), a medicine used to treat low blood pressure (such as midodrine), a medicine used to treat anxiety disorders and panic disorder (such as alprazolam), and anti-viral or anti-HIV drugs (ritonavir).

Drug-Food Interaction: Alcohol and St John’s wort plant (a plant used as an anti-depressant) should not be used along with Levocet Syrup 60 ml.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Levocet Syrup 60 ml is contraindicated in kidney disease, epilepsy (fits), urinary bladder problem (Urinary Tract Obstruction) and alcoholism.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    ALCOHOL

    CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

    Levocet Syrup 60 ml may cause excessive dizziness when taken with alcohol so, together intake should be avoided.

  • Safety Warning

    PREGNANCY

    Levocet Syrup 60 ml is pregnancy category B medicine so it can be used by the pregnant mother only if your doctor has prescribed it.

  • Safety Warning

    BREAST FEEDING

    Levocet Syrup 60 ml is known to pass on in a limited quantity via breast milk to the child. Levocet Syrup 60 ml should not be taken until prescribed. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    DRIVING

    Please drive with caution; Levocet Syrup 60 ml usually does not causes blurry vision, but it may affect driving ability in some.

  • Safety Warning

    LIVER

    Only consume Levocet Syrup 60 ml, if your doctor has prescribed it.

  • Safety Warning

    KIDNEY

    Levocet Syrup 60 ml to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with less than 10 mL/min creatinine clearance or patients undergoing hemodialysis should not take Levocet Syrup 60 ml.

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Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Staying hydrated is vital for those with a cough or cold. Drinking liquids at room temperature can alleviate cough, runny nose, and sneezing.
  • The immune system is affected by stress and raises the risk of being sick. An individual can exercise regularly, meditate, do deep breathing, and try progressive muscle relaxation techniques to relieve stress.
  • To stay fit and safe, try to sleep at least 8 hours each night.
  • It is advised to avoid contact with known allergens (allergy-causing agents) such as pollen, dust, etc. Certain food items are known to cause allergies to you.
  • Maintain personal hygiene and keep your surroundings clean.

FAQs

Can I take Levocet Syrup 60 ml if I am intolerant to sugar?

No, Levocet Syrup 60 ml should not be taken if you are intolerant to sugar, please contact your doctor before taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml to avoid any unpleasant side-effects.

What is hay fever?

Hay fever is an allergy caused due to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats, dogs, and other animals with fur or feathers (pet dander). It leads to cold-like symptoms (running nose, watery eyes).

Can Levocet Syrup 60 ml be taken daily?

Depending upon the severity of allergic conditions due to allergens Levocet Syrup 60 ml can be safely taken daily until you get complete relief and as long as your doctor has advised you to take it.

Does Levocet Syrup 60 ml cause drowsiness?

Levocet Syrup 60 ml is an antihistamine providing instant relief from allergic conditions however, in some people it may cause sleepiness and induce some drowsiness in the day. Hence you are recommended to take it in the night time in case you are experiencing excessive drowsiness in the day.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take Levocet Syrup 60 ml and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

In which conditions should I avoid taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml?

You should not take Levocet Syrup 60 ml if you have had an allergic reaction to Levocet Syrup 60 ml, food additives containing E218 or E216, intolerant to lactose or sorbitol, have liver or kidney failure, epilepsy (fits), difficulty in peeing. Tell your doctor that you are taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml and have booked an allergy test as it might affect the diagnostic result.

Can I drink alcohol with Levocet Syrup 60 ml?

It is best not to drink alcohol while you are taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml, as this will make you feel sleepy.

In which conditions should I avoid taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml?

You should not take Levocet Syrup 60 ml if you have had an allergic reaction to Levocet Syrup 60 ml, food additives containing E218 or E216, intolerant to lactose or sorbitol, have liver or kidney failure, epilepsy (fits), difficulty in peeing. Tell your doctor that you are taking Levocet Syrup 60 ml and have booked an allergy test as it might affect the diagnostic result.

Can I drive or ride a bike with it?

Cetirizine is classed as a non-drowsy antihistamine, but it’s still possible to feel sleepy after taking it. If this happens to you, do not drive a car or ride a bike until you feel better.

 

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