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EKON XL 5MG TABLET MD

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Composition for EKON XL

Levocetirizine(5 mg)

food interaction for EKON XL

alcohol interaction for EKON XL

pregnancy interaction for EKON XL

lactation interaction for EKON XL

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ekon xl 5mg tablet md at a fixed time.
Ekon xl 5mg tablet md may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Ekon xl 5mg tablet md is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Ekon xl 5mg tablet md is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for EKON XL

Levocetirizine(5 mg)

Uses

Ekon xl 5mg tablet md is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Ekon xl 5mg tablet md 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 EKON XL

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  • LESET 5 MG TABLET MD
    (10 tablet md in strip)
    Ipca Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 5.50/tablet md
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    Rs. 55
    pay 57% more per tablet md
  • LEVOSIZ 5 MG TABLET MD
    (10 tablet md in strip)
    Systopic Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 5.29/tablet md
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    Rs. 52.93
    pay 51% more per tablet md
  • IZI MD 5MG TABLET
    (10 tablet md in strip)
    Synokem Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 3.99/tablet md
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    Rs. 39.90
    pay 14% more per tablet md
  • LEZO MD 5MG TABLET
    (10 tablet md in strip)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 3.50/tablet md
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    Rs. 35
    same price

Top Physicians

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Expert advice for EKON XL

  • 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 EKON XL

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 02 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)