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Levosiz-M Kid Tablet


Your child’s medicine at a glance

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is commonly prescribed in children to treat symptoms of allergy such as runny nose, sneezing, itching, swelling, congestion, and watery eyes. It may also help in the treatment of asthma and skin allergies.

Give this medicine to your child at a fixed time before or after food in the prescribed dose, time, and way. For asthma, prefer giving Levosiz-M Kid Tablet in the evening or 2 hours before physical activity. For allergy, it is best to give it either in the morning or in the evening, depending upon the time of onset of symptoms. In case your child has both, prefer giving it in the evening. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, give the same dose again, but skip it if it’s already time for the next dose.

Your child may start to feel better after a few regular doses. However, you must still complete the prescribed dose to ensure maximum benefit. Moreover, stopping the medicine abruptly may worsen your child’s condition. This medicine may cause some minor and temporary side effects like vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, rash, and headache. Usually, these episodes subside once your child’s body adapts to the medicine. However, in case these effects persist or start bothering your child, consult your child’s doctor without any delay.

Let your child’s doctor know if your child is already taking any medicines. Also, narrate your child’s complete medical history, including any prior episodes of allergy, heart problem, blood disorder, vascular disorders, birth defects, airway obstruction, lung anomaly, skin disorder, liver impairment, and kidney malfunction. This information is critical for dose alterations and in planning your child’s overall treatment.

Uses of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet in children

Benefits of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet for your child

In Treatment of Bronchial Asthma

Asthma is a condition in which your child’s airways become narrow and as a result, breathing becomes difficult. Levosiz-M Kid Tablet helps in easy breathing by widening the airways. It also gives relief from symptoms such as tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.

In Treatment of Sneezing and runny nose due to allergies

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is a combination medicine that provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.

In Treatment of Hay fever

Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, causes cold-like signs and symptoms, such as a runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. The only difference is that in hay fever, these symptoms are not produced due to a virus but are simply allergic responses of our body to allergens (allergy causing agents such as pollen). Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is used to provide relief from these symptoms of hay fever. It works by blocking the release of the chemical substance responsible for producing such allergy symptoms. Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is a safe medicine which helps treat hay fever and makes us feel at ease.

In Treatment of Allergic skin conditions

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is effective in treating allergic skin conditions with inflammation and itching. It reduces the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin. When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. It reduces the redness, rash, pain or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant. It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes. Keep taking it for as long as it is prescribed to get the full benefits.

Side effects of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet in children

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet does not pose serious side effects and is well-tolerated by children. In case the side effects do occur, they’re likely to subside once the body adapts to the medicine. Consult your child’s doctor if these side effects persist or bother your child. The most common side effects include-

Common side effects of Levosiz-M

  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting

How can I give Levosiz-M Kid Tablet to my child?

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. Levosiz-M Kid Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Levosiz-M Tablet works

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet contains Levocetirizine and Montelukast. Together these two relieve sneezing and runny nose caused due to allergies. Levocetirizine is an antiallergic that blocks a chemical messenger (histamine) responsible for runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing. Montelukast is a leukotriene antagonist. It works by blocking another chemical messenger (leukotriene). This reduces inflammation (swelling) in the airways and nose and improves symptoms.

Safety advice

Kidney
CAUTION
Levosiz-M Kid Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, use of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet is recommended.
However, consult your child’s doctor in case of severe liver disease.

What if I forget to give Levosiz-M Kid Tablet to my child?

Do not panic. Unless your child’s doctor has advised a specific regime for your child, give the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for the next dose. Do not give a double dose to catch up and follow the prescribed dosing schedule.

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Quick tips

  • Never combine Levosiz-M Kid Tablet with other cold and flu medicines as that may have side effects.
  • Levosiz-M Kid Tablet helps prevent asthma attacks. Never use it to stop an attack that has already started, as it will not help.
  • If you are giving Levosiz-M Kid Tablet to your child for asthma or allergy, you need not give another dose to prevent exercise-induced breathing problems. In case of any confusion, consult your child’s doctor as soon as possible.
  • Make sure that you always have enough medicine.
  • Practice self-care tips:
    1. Abstain your child from coming in contact with allergens
    2. Encourage your child to wear a face mask and avoid dusty places
    3. Give plenty of fluids as it helps in thinning and loosening the mucus in the lungs.

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Patient concerns

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I have allergy from cold and dust sometimes it is difficult for me to breath please give me advise that which medicine I might carry on trip to leh laddakh.thanks
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Tab Deriphylline 150mg 1BD Tab levosiz-M 1OD FOR 1MONTH
Hi, I have a runny nose and blockage due to which I can't breathe. I took Levosiz-M. will that be enough?
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Also take Steam inhalation twice a day and if no improvement visit the clinic
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FAQs

Q. My child has a persistent cough along with allergic symptoms. Can I give cough and allergy medicine together?

No. Do not mix cough and allergy medicines because they usually both contain similar ingredients. This may result in double dosing of the active ingredients, thereby causing serious side effects.

Q. Can I decrease the dose of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet by myself if my child starts to feel better?

No, adhere to the dose as prescribed by your child’s doctor. Do not increase or decrease the dose by yourself as it can impact your child’s health. While increasing the dose may cause unwanted effects like sedation and depression, decreasing the dose or stopping it suddenly can result in rebound reversal of all symptoms.

Q. How should Levosiz-M Kid Tablet be stored?

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet should be stored at room temperature in a dry place, away from direct heat and light. Also, keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children to avoid any accidental intake.

Q. Can Levosiz-M Kid Tablet make my child sleepy?

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet causes mild drowsiness which can make your child sleepy. However, never give this medicine to your child to induce sleep. Forced sleep could mask any underlying sleep disorder like insomnia.

Q. My child is an athlete and has to participate in a sports event in the next two days. Can I start the course of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet?

No, don’t start Levosiz-M Kid Tablet without speaking to your child’s doctor. Moreover, Levosiz-M Kid Tablet can hamper your child’s performance as it may cause mild sedation, dizziness, and sleepiness. So, it’s best to reach out to the doctor first.

Q. Can I stop the medicine by myself?

No, all symptoms may reappear on sudden withdrawal of Levosiz-M Kid Tablet usually if taken for a long-term. It is advised to stop this medicine gradually under the guidance of your child’s doctor.

Q. My child is suffering from a mood disorder. Is it safe to give Levosiz-M Kid Tablet to my child?

Some studies show that Levosiz-M Kid Tablet can cause mood disorders, hallucinations, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, shakiness, and trouble controlling body movements. Therefore, consult your child’s doctor before giving any medicine to your child.

Q. Can I use Levosiz-M Kid Tablet for treating acute asthma attacks in my child?

Levosiz-M Kid Tablet should only be used to prevent asthma attacks. It should not be used to stop an attack that has already started. Use your child’s reliever medicine to help with an attack that has already started.

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