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APLEV 5MG TABLET

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Composition for APLEV

Levocetirizine(5 mg)

Drug interaction for APLEV

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
It may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
It is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
It is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for APLEV

Levocetirizine(5 mg)

Uses

Aplev 5mg tablet is used to treat symptoms of allergic conditions such as allergic fever (hay fever), year-round allergies like dust or pet allergies and chronic nettle rash.

How it works

Aplev 5mg tablet 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

SUBSTITUTES for APLEV

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  • VOZET 5 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 4.86/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 48.56
    pay 144% more per tablet
  • 1 AL 5 MG TABLET
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    FDC Ltd
    Rs. 2.17/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 21.70
    pay 9% more per tablet
  • LEVOCET TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Hetero Drugs Ltd
    Rs. 4.30/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 43
    pay 116% more per tablet
  • LEZYNCET 5 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Unichem Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 5.08/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 50.75
    pay 155% more per tablet
  • HHLEVO 5 MG TABLET
    (10 tablets in strip)
    Hegde and Hegde Pharmaceutical LLP
    Rs. 5.20/tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 52
    pay 162% more per tablet

Expert advice for APLEV

  • 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 APLEV

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 safe in pregnancy and during breastfeeding?
Levocetirizine is not safe during pregnancy or lactation. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.
 
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 30 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)