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Levocetirizine Formula Levocetirizine is effective against all allergic inflammatory reactions, which are accompanied by copious effusion, itching, irritation of the skin and mucous membranes.

Apply it, starting from 6 years of age, with allergies of the following types:

In addition, levocetirizine is effective in treating bronchospasms, idiopathic urticaria, and pruritic dermatitis, including atopic and allergic .

Dosage and administration

Levocetirizine is produced in the form of tablets, packaged in blisters of 7, 10 or 14 pieces. A single dose of medicine is taken 1 time a day, at the same time, regardless of the meal. Tablets are swallowed whole, washed down with ordinary water.

Category of patients The recommended dosage and frequency of administration of Levocetirizine tablets
Children from 6 to 12 years no more than 1 tablet per day
Children from 12 years old and adults 1 tablet every 24 hours
Patients with renal failure 1 tablet every 2-3 days depending on the condition of the urinary system

Treatment can last without a break from 3 weeks to 6 months. In the case of a short-term and one-time exposure of the allergen to the human body, the course of therapy can last no more than 7 days.


Levocetirizine should not be taken:

  • during pregnancy;
  • when breastfeeding a baby, as the drug passes into the mother’s milk;
  • in case of severe renal failure;
  • with hypersensitivity to the drug or its components.

Patients with kidney disease and the elderly should be more careful when taking this drug, it is necessary to strictly follow the dosage specified by your doctor.

Side effects

levotsetirizin-teva The most frequent side effect of levocetirizine is drowsiness and dry mouth, in about one in 20-50 patients.

In children, the typical side effect recorded in about 5% of cases is overexcitement and irritability.

Less common are the following side effects:

  • fatigue;
  • weakness;
  • tearfulness and depression of the nervous system;
  • tachycardia;
  • dyspepsia;
  • migraine;
  • dizziness;
  • respiratory disorders;
  • hives;
  • angioedema;
  • weight gain.


Components The composition of the tablets Levocetirizine
Active substance Levocetirizine dihydrochloride
  • lactose monohydrate
  • microcrystalline cellulose
  • magnesium stearate
  • silica


Original Levocetirizine is very rapidly absorbed in the digestive tract, from where it enters the bloodstream and blocks all histamine receptors that react to allergens. Thus, Levocetirizine can not only reduce an existing allergic reaction, but even prevent its development.

In half of the patients, the effect of taking the medication occurred within the first fifteen minutes, in the rest - within an hour. The result obtained is maintained throughout the day.

Levocetirizine is processed in the liver to produce a biologically passive metabolite. Excreted by the kidneys within 3-4 days. It does not penetrate into the cells and does not accumulate in the body, therefore it is practically safe.

Drug interaction

Sandoz No interaction of Levocetirizine and other drugs was found. Theoretically, it is possible to aggravate the patient's sedative response while taking Levocetirizine and sedatives.

It is not recommended to combine reception of this antihistamine with alcohol.


An overdose of Levocetirizine is possible if the patient is taking 2 or more tablets in less than 24 hours. The risk of intoxication is higher - the greater the dose of the medication taken, and the younger the patient. At the slightest suspicion of drug abuse, you must:

  • take activated carbon or its analogs;
  • flush the stomach;
  • consult a doctor.


It is released without a prescription. Keep out of reach of children.


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I noticed a long time ago that when I come into close contact with wildlife, I get a rash on my skin. For example, during a picnic, I will walk barefoot along a meadow path - a rash on my legs and feet will be guaranteed to me, narvu meadow flowers - a rash will be on my hands. I got used to this, as well as to the fact that the effects of allergies pass within a few days. And then a friend noticed how my skin reacted to the next close contact with the flora - and offered to drink Levocetirizine pill. I was shocked: the whole rash disappeared from my skin in less than an hour. I have not observed such a quick effect from a single medicine! Nastya, Mogilev, Belarus

I am a frequent client of an allergist-dermatologist, thanks to my pollinosis. It is necessary to take antihistamines for a long time, almost the whole season. Therefore, I pay special attention when replenishing my home antiallergic first-aid kit with the price of the medicine. Through trial and error, I found for myself the best remedy for pollinosis - effective and relatively inexpensive. This is Levocetirizine. He is not inferior to his advertised counterparts, and its price does not hit hard on the budget of allergies. Recommend! Rimma, Moscow

I have a cold allergy: the fingers, overcooling a little, begin to swell, turn red and itch terribly. Not only is it very uncomfortable, so plus everything is very unaesthetic. We have to resort to the use of anti-allergic drugs. Having tried several items, I chose Levocetirizine. First, it is inexpensive. Secondly, it acts very quickly. And thirdly, if you take it in advance, then there will be no allergy symptoms at all. Zlatoslav, Bratislava

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