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Levocetirizine

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What is levocetirizine? 

Levocetirizine is a treatment for hay fever and allergy symptoms, belonging to a group of medicines called antihistamines. This medication can be used to relieve the symptoms of allergic rhinitis caused by pollen, house dust mites, mould or animals. Levocetirizine can also be used to treat nettle rash (urticaria), also known as hives.  

What is the recommended dosage?

The recommended dosage for levocetirizine for adults and children over the age of 6 years old is one 5mg tablet per day. The dose for children over 6 may be lower depending on their body weight. The duration of treatment will be determined by your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist. Levocetirizine can be taken with or without food, but caution should be taken when taking this medication with alcohol. 

How does levocetirizine relieve allergy symptoms?

Levocetirizine dihydrochloride is a type of medicine called an antihistamine. Levocetirizine, and other antihistamines, work by blocking the release of histamine, a chemical that is released during an allergic reaction. Blocking this chemical helps to relieve symptoms such as a runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing. 

What is allergic rhinitis?

Allergic rhinitis refers to the inflammation of the inside of the nose that occurs during an allergic reaction caused by: 

  • Pollen

  • House dust mites

  • Mould

  • Animals

Pollen is one of the most common causes of allergic rhinitis - this allergy is referred to as hay fever. Most people with hay fever only experience symptoms of allergic rhinitis during the spring and summer months when the pollen count is at its highest. 

Is levocetirizine suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women? 

If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant, are trying to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist for expert advice before taking levocetirizine. 

Is levocetirizine suitable for children? 

Levocetirizine is not recommended for children under the age of 6 years old. If your child is suffering from hayfever or other allergy symptoms, speak to a Chemist4U pharmacist for suitable alternatives or browse our wide range of allergy treatments

When should this medication not be used? 

Levocetirizine may not be suitable for some people with other health conditions. You shouldn’t use this medicine if: 

  • You are allergic to levocetirizine dihydrochloride, cetirizine, hydroxyzine or any of the other ingredients in this medicine

  • You have a severe impairment of kidney function (severe renal failure with creatinine clearance below 10ml/min)

Talk to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking levocetirizine if: 

  • You suffer from a condition that means you’re unable to empty your bladder, such as a spinal cord injury or an enlarged prostate

  • You suffer from epilepsy or you’re at risk of convulsions (seizures)

  • You are scheduled for allergy testing

  • You have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, as levocetirizine contains lactose

  • You are taking any other medicines or herbal remedies, including those obtained without a prescription 

Are there any side effects?

Like all medicines, there is a possibility that levocetirizine may cause side effects in some people. If you experience any allergic reaction symptoms (swollen face, tongue or throat, trouble swallowing, hives or shortness of breath) seek medical help immediately. Other side effects include: 

  • Dry mouth

  • Headache

  • Tiredness or drowsiness

  • Exhaustion

  • Abdominal pain

For more information on other possible side effects, refer to the patient information leaflet. If you experience any side effects, including any not included in the patient information leaflet, you can report them using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme

Do I need a prescription for levocetirizine?

You do need a prescription for levocetirizine in the UK. Our healthcare professionals can provide prescriptions if they think this treatment would be right for you and your condition. When you click the button which reads “Start Consultation” at the top of this page, you’ll see a short questionnaire set up by our healthcare team which is designed to help them understand your medical needs. Just like an in-person consultation with your GP, our doctors will assess your answers to their questions and write a prescription for the treatment they think will be best for you. You’ll then be able to pay for your medication and we’ll send it out to you quickly and in discreet packaging.

Storage information

Keep out of sight and reach of children. Do not use levocetirizine after the expiry date, referring to the last day of the month stated on the packaging. 

Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist4U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


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