What is Levorid (Levocetirizine) used for?
Levorid (Levocetirizine) is an oral antihistamine used to treat patients suffering from symptoms caused by seasonal allergies or allergic skin reactions. The medication blocks the actions of histamines that cause the pain, irritation, and swelling associated with these conditions. Your doctor may also prescribe it for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Levorid (Levocetirizine)?
Levorid (Levocetirizine) is normally taken once each day at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your doctor depending on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not split or crush the tablet as this may destroy or alter the effects of its contents.
What are the side effects of Levorid (Levocetirizine)?
Some patients using Levorid (Levocetirizine) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms such as severe stomach pain, faintness, ear pain, hearing problems, numbness or tingling sensations, painful urination, darkened urine, discoloured stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower dosages, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Levorid (Levocetirizine) should not be used to treat patients who are lactose intolerant, fructose intolerant, allergic to piperazine derivatives, under the age of six, or who have severe kidney failure. Also inform your doctor if you have epilepsy or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Levorid (Levocetirizine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Levorid (Levocetirizine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.