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Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medication that fights uncomfortable symptoms of hay fever and various other allergies. Levocetirizine...

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine medication that fights uncomfortable symptoms of hay fever and various other allergies. Levocetirizine is a stronger formula than regular antihistamines and can effectively reduce nasal congestion, sneezing, itching and a runny nose.

It blocks the actions of histamine in the body which is released when an allergic reaction occurs in the body. 

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Description of Levocetirizine

What is Levocetirizine?

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine, used to treat symptoms of hay fever, allergies and skin hives.

How does it work?

Levocetirizine works by blocking the action of histamine, which is a substance released by the body in response to an allergen. It is very effective in relieving symptoms such as sneezing, itching, runny nose, and watery eyes.

Is Levocetirizine suitable for me?

Levocetirizine is suitable for those suffering from hayfever, hives, allergies due to dust mites and other environmental allergens. 

It may not be suitable if the following applies:

  • Allergy to levocetirizine or any of the other ingredients in the medication
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • If you suffer with acute poryphrias


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Dosage of Levocetirizine

Recommended Dosage for Levocetirizine

  • Take one tablet a day 


Disclaimer: This website does not provide medical advice. No information listed on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment before undergoing a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Side Effects of Levocetirizine

Please examine whether you are allergic to any of the listed ingredients. Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.


Possible Side Effects

  • Dry mouth
  • Headache 
  • Tiredness
  • Abdominal pain


Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.

Delivery of Levocetirizine

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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.

 

Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

How to take Levocetirizine?

Always take Levocetirizine exactly as prescribed by your doctor or as advised by the pharmacist. 

Levocetirizine is not recommended for children under 6 years of age. 

  • Take 1 Levocetirizine tablet daily. 
  • The tablet should be swallowed whole with water, with or without a meal. 
  • Levocetirizine will begin to relieve symptoms within 1 hour of taking the medicine, lasting for about 24 hours. 
  • If you forget to take Levocetirizine do not take double the dosage, take the next dose as prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist.
  •  An overdose can occur when taking more than the prescribed amount. 
  • No negative effect should occur when stopping the Levocetirizine treatment, however, some symptoms may persist, consult with your doctor before making any changes. 

If unsure of how to take Levocetirizine or if you have further questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Warning and Precautions of Levocetirizine

Levocetirizine may not be safe if taken with other medication or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications.

DO NOT use Levocetirizine: 

  • If you are allergic to levocetirizine dihydrochloride, cetirizine, hydroxyzine or any ingredients in the medication. 
  • If you are taking other medication consult with your provider for further advise. 

The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.

Levocetirizine Patient Leaflet

To view the Levocetirizine Patient Leaflet click here.

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Levocetirizine: Allergy Medication

What is Levocetirizine?

Levocetirizine is a third-generation, non-sedative antihistamine medication that's primarily used to provide relief from various symptoms associated with allergies. It's useful in managing conditions such as allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and urticaria (hives). In allergic rhinitis, symptoms that levocetirizine alleviates include watery eyes, runny nose, itching of the eyes or nose, and sneezing. For people with chronic urticaria, a condition that results in the formation of itchy, red welts on the skin, levocetirizine helps in reducing the itching and swelling associated with the condition.

How does Levocetirizine work?

Levocetirizine operates by selectively inhibiting histamine receptors, specifically the H1 receptors. Histamine is a naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a pivotal role in many allergic reactions. It binds to its receptors located in various cells, leading to symptoms of an allergic reaction such as itchiness, redness, swelling, and changes in secretions like a runny nose or watery eyes. By blocking the H1 histamine receptors, levocetirizine prevents histamine from exerting its effects, thus reducing or eliminating the symptoms of the allergic reaction.

Levocetirizine Dsages & Usages

What are the different doses of Levocetirizine?

The usual adult dose of levocetirizine is 5 mg once daily in the evening. For children between six to twelve years, it is typically 5 mg once daily, but some benefit from a 2.5 mg dose. For children six months to five years old, 1.25 mg once daily in the evening is usually the recommended dose. Adjustments might be necessary for those with kidney problems.

Levocetirizine 5 mg

Levocetirizine 5 mg is the standard dose for adults and children above 12 years of age for the treatment of allergic symptoms. Administered once daily, the dose is generally well-tolerated and provides relief from allergies for a full 24-hour period.

Levocetirizine 10 mg

Levocetirizine 10 mg is not a standard dose. Doubling the usual dose potentially increases the risk of side effects such as drowsiness or sedation. Always consult a healthcare provider before increasing the dosage of any medication.

Levocetirizine syrup

Levocetirizine syrup is often given to children for ease of administration. The syrup allows for flexible dosing and is particularly useful for children below the age of six, for whom lower doses are recommended.

Levocetirizine Side Effects

Does levocetirizine cause sleep?

Levocetirizine, like loratadine, is a second-generation antihistamine and is less likely to cause drowsiness compared to first-generation antihistamines. However, a minority of people experience mild drowsiness. It is advisable to be aware of individual reactions to medication, particularly when driving or operating machinery.

Levocetirizine Alternatives

Levocetirizine vs Cetirizine

Levocetirizine and cetirizine are both effective antihistamines. Levocetirizine is the active component of cetirizine. It has been suggested that levocetirizine potentially has a more potent and longer-lasting effect than cetirizine, but the difference is generally not substantial and both drugs are used to effectively treat allergy symptoms.

Are cetirizine and levocetirizine the same?

No, while cetirizine and levocetirizine are related, they are not the same. Cetirizine contains both levocetirizine and an additional component, whereas levocetirizine is the purified active part of cetirizine. Both are used for the relief of allergy symptoms.

Can cetirizine be taken instead of levocetirizine?

Yes, it is possible to take cetirizine instead of levocetirizine, as both are used to alleviate allergy symptoms, depending on a healthcare provider's advice. However, their effects vary from person to person. It is crucial to consult a healthcare provider before switching medications.

Is levocetirizine a strong antihistamine?

Yes, levocetirizine is a potent antihistamine. As the active component of cetirizine, it is known to provide effective relief from allergy symptoms. However, its potency does not translate to increased drowsiness, as it is a second-generation antihistamine.

Buy Levocetirizine Online

Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

You can buy Levocetirizine online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Levocetirizine online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Levocetirizine and dispatch it discreetly to your address.

How to buy Levocetirizine online?

You can buy Levocetirizine by following the following steps.

  1. Fill out our online consultation form
  2. If you are eligible to purchase Levocetirizine you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
  3. Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address

Can I get Levocetirizine on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Levocetirizine on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Levocetirizine from the NHS.

Can you get Levocetirizine over the counter?

No, you can’t get Levocetirizine over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Levocetirizine is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Levocetirizine online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Levocetirizine.

Is Levocetirizine safe?

If you have been prescribed Levocetirizine then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Levocetirizine then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Levocetirizine?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Levocetirizine from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Levocetirizine, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Levocetirizine from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Levocetirizine, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Levocetirizine from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Levocetirizine, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Levocetirizine take to work?

The time it takes for a Levocetirizine to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Levocetirizine may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Levocetirizine?

The effectiveness of Levocetirizine can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Levocetirizine?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Levocetirizine.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before start