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Levoberg 5 Tablet


Overview

Uses of Levoberg Tablet

Levoberg Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Levoberg Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Levoberg 5 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levoberg Tablet works

Levoberg 5 Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.

Levoberg Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Levoberg 5 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Levoberg 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Levoberg 5 Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or more prolonged use of Levoberg 5 Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Driving
Levoberg 5 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levoberg 5 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levoberg 5 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Levoberg 5 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE
Levoberg 5 Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Levoberg 5 Tablet is recommended.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levoberg 5 Tablet to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
  • As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
  • Stop taking Levoberg 5 Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Levoberg

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My child 3 years old daughter has developed rashes .Our doctor said it can be due to insect bite.she showed allergic reaction to Ataraxia so we r put on levocetrizine 5ml twice a day along with deflazacort oral suspension 5ml twice for 5 days.rashes are not going completely with levocetrizine.but I don't want to use deflazacort because it is a steroid.please advice whether I should give or not
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Child Specialist
Hello, for short time giving steroids is not harmful. Please give it as per advice of the doctor.
How to increase RDW CV AND DECREASE EOSINOPHILE? KINDLY SUGGEST MEDICINE OR ANY SUPPLEMENT
Dr. Ila Jain Khandelwal
Pathologist
Dear PATIENT you for sharing your reports with me. It suggests the following important things: 1. Your vitamin D level is low, for this you should take calcirol sachet in milk once a week for at least 6 weeks. Your cholesterol level is also high, for this you can make healthy diet and lifestyle related changes like have a diet rich in more vegetables, fruits. Avoif fried fatty and processed foods. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day for at least 5 days in a week. The eosinophil counts are high, which indicate you might be having some allergic reaction. Your RDW levels are almost normal so don't worry about that.
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FAQs

Q. Is Levoberg a steroid? What is it used for?

Levoberg is an anti-allergic medication, not a steroid. It relieves the symptoms of allergy. It is used to relieve runny nose, sneezing, and redness, itching, and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances such as dust mites, animal dander, and mold. It is also used to treat symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.

Q. Does Levoberg make you tired and drowsy?

Yes, Levoberg can make you tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, you should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.

Q. How long does it take for Levoberg to work?

You will notice an improvement within an hour of taking Levoberg. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.

Q. Can I take Levoberg and fexofenadine together?

Sometimes doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Levoberg during daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine which causes sleepiness for the night, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep. Do not take 2 antihistamines together unless recommended by your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take Levoberg daily for a long time?

Levoberg is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Levoberg for as long as you need it.

Q. For how long should I continue Levoberg?

The duration of the medicine depends on why you are taking Levoberg. If you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. You may need to take Levoberg for a longer time if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Levoberg.

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References
  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. p. 790.
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