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Composition for ALERTUS A

Levocetirizine(2.5mg),Zinc Gluconate(7.5mg)

food interaction for ALERTUS A

alcohol interaction for ALERTUS A

pregnancy interaction for ALERTUS A

lactation interaction for ALERTUS A

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
Avoid Alertus a syrup with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
UNSAFE
Alertus a syrup may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Alertus a syrup is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ALERTUS A

Levocetirizine(2.5mg)

Uses

Levocetirizine is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Levocetirizine belongs to a group of medications called antihistamines. It acts by blocking a natural substance (histamine) that is produced in the body during an allergic reaction.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Zinc Gluconate(7.5mg)

Uses

Zinc Gluconate is used in the treatment of nutritional defeciencies.

How it works

Zinc gluconate is necessary for the proper functioning of over 200 metalloenzymes, including carbonic anhydrase, carboxypeptidase A, alcohol dehydrogenase, alkaline phosphatase, and RNA polymerase. It is also required to maintain structure in nucleic acids, proteins, and cell membranes. Physiological functions that are zinc dependent include cell growth and division.

Common side effects

Abdominal pain, Dehydration, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Gastritis, Headache, Indigestion, Nausea, Restlessness, Vomiting

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Expert advice for ALERTUS A

  • Use levocetirizine with caution in the elderly; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • It is best to take the drug at bedtime as it can make you drowzy.
  • Do not take levocetirizine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to levocetirizine.
  • Take special care with levocetirizine and follow the advice of your doctor: if you suffer from epilepsy or are in any risk of having fits. if you suffer from kidney failure, because you may require a lower dosage.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking drugs like antidepressants; medications for anxiety, mental illness, or seizures; ritonavir; sedatives; sleeping pills; theophylline; and tranquilizers, as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Consult your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Levocetrizine can cause drowsiness. Avoid engaging in hazardous occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as driving or operating machinery when taking.
  • Do not take alcohol with cetirizine, as it may worsen the side effects.

Frequently asked questions for ALERTUS A

Levocetirizine

Q.Is levocetirizine/ LCZ/ LCZ plus/ xyzal/ Zyrtec/ vozet an over the counter?
No.Levecetirozine (also available as LCZ/ LCZ plus/ xyzal/ Zyrtec/ vozet) is not an over the counter medication. Prescription from your doctor is always required

Q.Is levocetirizine gluten free?
Yes.levocetirizine is gluten free. Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q.Is levocetirizine a narcotic or steroid?
Levocetirizine belongs to a class of medications called antihistamines. It is not a narcotic or steroid

Q.Is levocetirizine a decongestant?
Levocetrizine is used to relieve runny nose; sneezing; and redness, itching, and tearing of the eyes caused by hay fever, seasonal allergies, and allergies due to other substances.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)