Levocetirizine is an effective remedy against hay fever and other similar allergies. People who suffer from hay fever require antihistamine medication to relieve allergic symptoms such as runny nose, fever, sneezing and rash on the skin.
Levocetirizine is a medication that helps reduce the amount of histamine being bound to receptors in the body. Histamine is a naturally occurring chemical that triggers allergic symptoms in the body and keeps the mind alert to combat these symptoms. Taking antihistamine medication helps relieve allergic symptoms and enables you to relax.
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medication used to treat allergic rhinitis, including hay fever, seasonal rhinitis, hives and year-round allergies. It reduces allergic symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red, watery and itchy eyes. We may recommend using Levocetirizine in combination with some other medication or alone, as required.
Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medicine. This medicine blocks histamine binding to receptors in the body to reduce allergic symptoms of rhinitis and hay fever. Levocetirizine effectively reduces allergic symptoms such as sneezing or runny nose, and red, watery and itchy eyes.
Levocetirizine tablets are an effective medication to relieve allergies, such as hay fever and chronic rhinitis. There are various benefits of taking Levocetirizine. Some of them are listed below:
Levocetirizine offers relief from the allergic symptoms
This medication works effectively to treat various allergic reactions
Levocetirizine also helps to relieve itching and inflammation of the skin due to chronic urticaria (hives)
Take Levocetirizine as directed by your prescription. Also, don't forget to read the patient information leaflet given in the pack. Here is the usual method of taking Levocetirizine:
Levocetirizine is available in the form of tablets. Take one pill at a time and swallow it whole with a glass of water.
Levocetirizine should be taken as per your prescription advice. Depending upon why you have been asked to take Levocetirizine and your medical condition, your dose may differ. Here is the usual recommended dosage of Levocetirizine for allergic rhinitis and chronic itching due to hives:
Adults (18-64 years of age) – One Levocetirizine 5mg tablet per day in the evening.
Children (12-17 years of age) – One Levocetirizine 5mg tablet per day in the evening.
Before taking Levocetirizine, here are some essential facts to know:
Inform our team if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not take Levocetirizine if you are suffering from kidney disease or if you are on dialysis.
Inform our team if you have the following conditions:
Gall bladder problems
Levocetirizine is an effective medication for controlling allergy symptoms in adults and children. However, in some cases, Levocetirizine may not be a suitable medication for you. Here are some situations wherein Levocetirizine is not recommended.
If you are allergic to Levocetirizine or any of its ingredients.
If you have had an allergic reaction to any antihistamine medication in the past.
If you suffer from kidney failure or any other kidney disease.
If you have a rare inherited blood disorder known as porphyria.
If you suffer from epilepsy.
Just like any other medication, some side effects have been associated with Levocetirizine. Generally, the observed Levocetirizine side effects are not severe or harmful. These may include:
Levocetirizine may interact with other medications to reduce their effectiveness and vice versa. Therefore, it is essential to discuss your on-going treatments, drugs and medical history with our team at the time of consultation. Please remember that drug interactions may change over time and this page may not mention all possible drug interactions. Here are some medicines that are known to interact with Levocetirizine.
Asthma or COPD Drugs – Theophylline is a drug prescribed to people who have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Using Theophylline with Levocetirizine may result in an increased amount of Levocetirizine in your body. It enhances the risk of side effects.
HIV Drugs – Levocetirizine should not be taken with HIV Drugs such as Ritonavir. Taking Ritonavir and Levocetirizine together can increase the amount of Levocetirizine in your body leading to side effects.
Store Levocetirizine in a cool, dry place away from direct heat or sunlight. Keep all the medicines out of sight and reach of children.
You can buy Levocetirizine safely in the UK from MedsNow online pharmacy. Check our website for the Levocetirizine price and other details. Place the order for the medication from the convenience of your home. Levocetirizine UK is a prescription-only medicine. Take an online consultation with our team before buying the drug. The medication is delivered to your doorstep.
How Much Levocetirizine Can I Take in a Day?
Take one Levocetirizine 10mg tablet in one day, unless prescribed otherwise.
Which is Better Levocetirizine Or Cetirizine
Levocetirizine and Cetirizine are both antihistamine medications that help in reducing allergic reactions. Both medications produce a similar effect.
How Many Days Should I Use Levocetirizine For
Take Levocetirizine as long as prescribed. If your doctor has prescribed Levocetirizine for long-term use, they will recommend regular monitoring of your health.
Is Levocetirizine an Antibiotic?
No. Levocetirizine is not an antibiotic medication. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medication.
What is the Difference between Cetirizine and Levocetirizine?
Cetirizine and Levocetirizine are structurally similar medications but vary slightly in effect. Levocetirizine was developed later and may seem less sedating than Cetirizine for some people.
Is Levocetirizine a Steroid?
No. Levocetirizine is not a steroid. Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medication.
Is Levocetirizine Good for Cough?
Levocetirizine may be useful in treating coughs that happen secondary to an allergy mediated condition.
Is it Safe to Take Levocetirizine Every day?
Yes, for the treatment of year-round rhinitis or chronic hives, your doctor may recommend the use of Levocetirizine daily for the long-term. In such a case, take the dosage as advised and track the pattern of symptoms.
How Long Does Levocetirizine Last?
The antihistamine effects of Levocetirizine last for up to 24hours.
How Safe Is Levocetirizine?
Research has proven Levocetirizine to be safe for use by children and pregnant women.
Can You Take Cetirizine For Hay fever?
Yes. Cetirizine is also an antihistamine medication just like Levocetirizine and can be taken for hay fever. However, this is a prescription medication and should not be taken without consultation.
Does Levocetirizine Make You Sleepy?
Levocetirizine is a non-drowsy antihistamine but may have the potential in some individuals sensitive to the drug to cause sedation.