Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, and sneezing.
Syrup – 5mg/5ml
Tab – 5mg, 10mg
Class – Anti histamine
Mechanism Of Action
Levocetirizine is a third generation, non-sedating, selective histamine H1 receptor antagonist, with antihistamine, anti-inflammatory and potential anti-angiogenic activities levocetirizine competes with endogenous histamine for binding at peripheral H1-receptor sites on the effector cell surface.
6 – 12 months – 2.5mg OD or 0.125mg/kg/ 24 hourly
12 – 23 months – Intially – 2.5mg OD & increased to 2.5mg BD
2 – 5 year – 2.5mg/day & Max-5mg/day
Either in single dose of 5mg or divided 2 doses
6 year to Adult – 5 – 10mg/day in single or divided 2 doses.
Used As – Cough & Cold, Rhinitis, Sneezing
Contraindicated – Safe in Pregnancy