Levocetirizine 5mg (30 tablets)
Levocetirizine is the generic version of xyzal, an antiallergic medication.
For the treatment of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and persistent allergic rhinitis (year round allergies) and nettle rash (urticaria).
Relieving symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, sneezing, itching and hives.
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What is Levocetirizine 5mg?
Levocetirizine is the active ingredient and the generic version of Xyzal.
Levocetirizine is an antiallergic medication. For the treatment of signs of illness (symptoms) associated with:
• allergic rhinitis (including persistent allergic rhinitis);
• nettle rash (urticaria).
Levocetirizine 5 mg tablets are prescribed to treat the cold-like symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Levocetirizine relieves symptoms such as a stuffy, itchy or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes.
These tablets treat allergic rhinitis symptoms caused by year round allergies and seasonal allergies like hayfever.
Do not take Levocetirizine
– if you are allergic to levocetirizine , to cetirizine, to hydroxyzine or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
– if you have a severe impairment of kidney function.
– You’re pregnant or breastfeeding
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Levocetirizine .
If you are likely to be unable to empty your bladder (with conditions such as spinal cord injury or
enlarged prostate), please ask your doctor for advice.
If you suffer from epilepsy or are at risk of convulsions, please ask your doctor for advice as use of
Levocetirizine may cause seizure aggravation.
If you are scheduled for allergy testing, ask your doctor if you should stop taking Levocetirizine for several
days before testing. This medicine may affect your allergy test results.
How do you take Levocetirizine?
The typical dose for adults is to take one tablet every day.
Swallow the tablet whole with some water. You can take it with or without food depending on your preference.
Caution is advised if Levocetirizine is taken at the same time as alcohol as it may cause additional reductions in alertness and impairment of performance.
Some patients may experience drowsiness or tiredness. Use caution when driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine affects you.
Levocetirizine contains lactose if you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
some sugars you should contact your doctor before taking them.
Check if you have hay fever
Symptoms of hay fever include:
sneezing and coughing
a runny or blocked nose
itchy, red or watery eyes
itchy throat, mouth, nose and ears
loss of smell
pain around your temples and forehead
If you have asthma, you might also:
have a tight feeling in your chest
be short of breath
wheeze and cough
Hay fever will last for weeks or months, unlike a cold, which usually goes away after 1 to 2 weeks.
How to treat hay fever yourself
There’s currently no cure for hay fever and you can’t prevent it. But you can do things to ease your symptoms when the pollen count is high.
put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
shower and change your clothes after you’ve been outside to wash pollen off
stay indoors whenever possible
keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a special HEPA filter
cut grass or walk on grass
spend too much time outside
keep fresh flowers in the house
smoke or be around smoke – it makes your symptoms worse
dry clothes outside – they can catch pollen
let pets into the house if possible – they can carry pollen indoors
Common side effects of Xyzal include:
– Tired feeling
– Stuffy nose
– Sinus pain
– Sore throat
– Dry mouth
– Weight gain
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effecs of Xyzal including:
– Nosebleeds (especially in a child)
– Pain or fullness in your ear
– Hearing problems
– Numbness or tingling around your lips or mouth
– Yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice)
– Painful or difficult urination
– Dark-colored urine
– Foul-smelling stools
– Stomach pain
– Loss of appetite.
For the patient information leaflet