Leviva Syrup 60ml contains the active ingredient Levocetirizine, which is an antihistamine medication. It is a second-generation antihistamine and is considered non-sedating, meaning it has a lower likelihood of causing drowsiness compared to older antihistamines. Levocetirizine works by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical produced by the body during an allergic reaction. By inhibiting histamine, Levocetirizine helps relieve allergy symptoms and provides relief from allergic conditions.
Leviva Syrup 60ml is used for the following purposes:
- Allergic Rhinitis: It is primarily prescribed for the management of allergic rhinitis, commonly known as hay fever. Levocetirizine helps reduce symptoms such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose, and nasal congestion caused by allergens like pollen, dust mites, or pet dander.
- Chronic Urticaria (Hives): Levocetirizine is also used to relieve symptoms of chronic urticaria, a skin condition characterized by the development of hives (raised, itchy welts) on the skin. It helps alleviate itching and redness associated with hives.
Leviva Syrup 60ml is generally well-tolerated, but some individuals may experience mild side effects. These side effects are usually temporary and may include:
- Dry mouth
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Drowsiness (although less common than with older antihistamines)
If any of these side effects persist or become bothersome, consult your healthcare provider.
Serious Side Effects (Seek Medical Attention): Although rare, some individuals may experience severe side effects while taking Leviva Syrup. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following:
- Allergic reactions (e.g., rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat)
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
When Not to Use:
Leviva Syrup 60ml should not be used in the following circumstances:
- Allergy: If you have a known allergy or hypersensitivity to Levocetirizine or any other antihistamines, avoid using Leviva Syrup.
- Severe Kidney Problems: Individuals with severe kidney impairment should use this medication with caution and under the guidance of a healthcare professional, as the dosage may need adjustment.
- Dosage: Follow the recommended dosage and instructions provided on the product packaging or as advised by your healthcare professional.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding: Consult your healthcare provider before using Leviva Syrup if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the safety of the medication during these periods has not been fully established.
Interactions: Inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements, to avoid potential interactions.
It is essential to use Leviva Syrup 60ml as prescribed by your healthcare provider and not to self-medicate. If you experience any concerning side effects or have questions about the medication, consult your healthcare provider for appropriate guidance and management.