L-Cet

L-Cet

levocetirizine

Manufacturer:

Kusum

Distributor:

JDS
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Levocetirizine diHCl
Indications/Uses
Uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria. Symptomatic relief of allergic rhinitis (seasonal & perennial).
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult, adolescent >12 yr 5 mg daily. Childn 6-12 yr 5 mg daily. Renal impairment: Mild (CrCl 50-79 mL/min) 5 mg once daily. Moderate (CrCl 30-49 mL/min) 5 mg once every 2 days. Severe (CrCl <30 mL/min) 5 mg once every 3 days.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to levocetirizine or any piperazine derivative; methyl parahydroxybenzoate, propyl parahydroxybenzoate. Caution w/ alcohol intake. Patient w/ rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. End-stage renal disease-patients undergoing dialysis (CrCl <10 mL/min). Not recommended in childn <6 yr.
Special Precautions
Alcohol intake. Patient w/ rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption. Pregnancy & lactation. Not recommended in infants & childn <2 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, somnolence, dry mouth & fatigue.
Drug Interactions
Possible CNS effects w/ alcohol or other CNS depressants; decreased clearance w/ higher theophylline doses.
ATC Classification
R06AE09 - levocetirizine ; Belongs to the class of piperazine derivatives used as systemic antihistamines.
Presentation/Packing
Form
L-Cet film-coated tab
Packing/Price
10 × 10's;3 × 10's
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