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Drug Information

What is Levocetirizine used for?

Levocetirizine is used for the treatment of allergic rhinitis, sneezing, itching eyes and hives.

Levocetirizine may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Levocetirizine work?

Levocetirizine belongs to the class of drugs called anti-histamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, which causes allergic symptoms.

How to take Levocetirizine?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Levocetirizine as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food.
  • Levocetirizine syrup should be taken orally. Measure the required amount of syrup using a measuring cup before taking each dose
  • Levocetirizine oral drops should be taken as advised by your doctor.

If you miss a dose of Levocetirizine, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Levocetirizine?

Drugs that interact with Levocetirizine include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Aripiprazole
  • Caffeine
  • Clemastine
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Guaifenesin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Loperamide
  • Pseudoephedrine
  • Triprolidine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Levocetirizine?

The following are the most common side effects of Levocetirizine:

  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Dizziness
  • Swelling of feet or arms

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Levocetirizine?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Levocetirizine or similar drugs.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Levocetirizine.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid Levocetirizine during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.

You are advised not to take Levocetirizine if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discoloration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking  Levocetirizine?

  • Inform the doctor if you have kidney disease.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Levocetirizine


  1. Can I drive after taking Levocetirizine medicine?

Levocetirizine medicine may cause dizziness. Hence, do not drive or     operate heavy machinery.

  • Can I take other vitamin supplements along with Levocetirizine medicine?
  • Inform your doctor before you take any other medication or supplements while on Levocetirizine medicine.

  • Are there any dietary restrictions for Levocetirizine medicine?

  • No. However, avoid carbonated drinks as they contain caffeine, which can react with Levocetirizine medicine.

  • I am on anti-depressants. Can I take Levocetirizine medicine?
  • No. Do not take Levocetirizine if you are taking antidepressants. Consult your doctor before taking Levocetirizine.


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