Levocetirizine


Concise Prescribing Info
Indications/Uses
Allergic condition.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult: PO 2.5-5 mg once daily in the evening.
Administration
Levocetirizine: May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
ESRD (CrCl < 10 mL/min) or undergoing haemodialysis.
Special Precautions
Patient with increased risk of urinary retention (e.g. spinal cord lesion, prostatic hyperplasia), epileptic patients and at risk of convulsion. Children. Mild to moderate renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling This drug may cause somnolence, fatigue and asthenia, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor renal function.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: CNS depression, rebound pruritus. Ear and labyrinth disorders: Otitis media. Gastrointestinal disorders: Dry mouth, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain. General disorders and administration site conditions: Fatigue, asthenia, pyrexia. Nervous system disorders: Headache. Psychiatric disorders: Sleep disorder, somnolence. Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders: Nasopharyngitis, pharyngitis, cough. Vascular disorders: Epistaxis.
Drug Interactions
Possible additive adverse CNS effects with CNS depressants (e.g. sedatives, tranquilizers).
ATC Classification
R06AE09 - levocetirizine ; Belongs to the class of piperazine derivatives used as systemic antihistamines.
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