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Levoset Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Levoset Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis, some skin reactions such as eczema, hives, and reactions to bites and stings. It also relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.

Levoset Tablet can be taken with or without food. The dose required by you may vary depending on what you are taking it for. This medicine is usually taken in the evening, but follow the advice of your doctor on how to take it. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, but if you are taking it to prevent the symptoms then you should take it regularly. If you miss doses or stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back.

This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include feeling sleepy or dizzy, dry mouth, fatigue, and headache. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts to it. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney problems or epilepsy (seizures). Your dose may need to be modified or this medicine may not suit you. Some other medicines can interact with this medicine so let your healthcare team know what else you are taking. You should also talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, although it is not thought to be harmful.

Uses of Levoset Tablet

Side effects of Levoset Tablet

Common
  • Sleepiness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dryness in mouth

How to use Levoset 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. Levoset Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levoset Tablet works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Levoset Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levoset Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levoset Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or more prolonged use of Levoset Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Driving
UNSAFE
Levoset Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Levoset Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levoset Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Levoset Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levoset Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Levoset Tablet is recommended.

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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Levoset 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 Levoset Tablet at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Levoset with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Running nose and cold. Tried some medicine from general medicine store but not so fast relief from this. Plz help
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Tab levoset 10mg 1OD FOR 5 DAYS
I am having throat infection, having pain and difficulty in eating and drinking. Earlier I was having fever, for which I did take Combiflame and now there is no fever, but throat pain is severe. Please suggest
Dr. Tapas Kumbhkar
Internal Medicine
Syp BETADINE gargle with water three times a day Tab levoset 5mg 1HS for 7 days
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FAQs

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

Levoset 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 Levoset make you tired and drowsy?

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

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

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

Q. Can I take Levoset and fexofenadine together?

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

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

Levoset 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 Levoset for only as long as you need it.

Q. For how long should I continue Levoset?

The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. If you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. Similarly, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Levoset for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Levoset.<br>

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