Avozine

Avozine

levocetirizine

Manufacturer:

Abio

Distributor:

Apex
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Levocetirizine diHCl
Indications/Uses
Symptomatic treatment of allergic rhinitis including persistent allergic rhinitis & chronic idiopathic urticaria.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult, adolescent ≥12 yr, childn 6-11 yr & CrCl 50-79 mL/min 5 mg once daily. CrCl 30-49 mL/min 5 mg once every 2 days, <30 mL/min 5 mg once every 3 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to levocetirizine or any piperazine derivatives. Severe renal impairment/end-stage renal dialysis (CrCl <10 mL/min).
Special Precautions
Discontinue use if urinary retention occurs. Predisposing factors of urinary retention eg, spinal cord lesion, prostatic hyperplasia. Alcohol intake. Galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. May affect ability to drive & use machines. Renal & hepatic impairment. Pregnancy & lactation. Not recommended in childn <6 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Hypersensitivity; somnolence, dizziness, headache, fatigue, GI disorders; asthenia, malaise; dyspnea; angioneurotic oedema, pruritus, rash, urticaria; increased body wt.
Drug Interactions
Decreased clearance w/ theophylline. Decreased absorption rate w/ food. CNS effects w/ alcohol & other CNS depressants.
MIMS Class
Antihistamines & Antiallergics
ATC Classification
R06AE09 - levocetirizine ; Belongs to the class of piperazine derivatives used as systemic antihistamines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Avozine FC tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
100's
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