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AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET

Manufacturer

Apollo Hospitals Enterprices Ltd

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

Consume Type

ORAL

In Stock

Product Details

Description

These are antihistaminic drugs which used in the condition of allergy by cold, flu, dust & sunlight etc.

About AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET

AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET belongs to a class of drugs called anti-histamine or anti-allergic. It contains levocetirizine, AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is an R-enantiomer of cetirizine primarily used to treat various kinds of allergies. An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as ‘allergens.’ Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever. At the same time, others might be allergic to pollen or pet dander.

AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is known as a non-drowsy antihistamine. It's less likely to make you feel sleepy than some other antihistamines. However, some people still find it makes them feel quite sleepy, which is used to treat allergies as it blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as histamine, which is naturally involved in allergic reactions. AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is widely used to treat hay fever (an allergy caused by pollen or dust), conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye), eczema (dermatitis), hives (red, raised patches or dots), reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies.

You can take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, bite, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take your tablets based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience headaches, dry mouth, feeling sick, dizziness, stomach pain and diarrhoea. Most of these side effects of AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor. levocetirizine

You should not take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET if you are allergic to AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET or any other medicines in the past, currently breast-feeding, or have severe kidney failure (creatinine clearance less than 10 ml/min), the problem of urinary retention and fructose intolerance. You can take cetirizine while you're pregnant, talk to your doctor about the benefits and possible harms of taking cetirizine. It'll also depend on how many weeks pregnant you are and the reason you need to take cetirizine. It's best not to drink alcohol while you're taking cetirizine as it can make you feel sleepy. Cetirizine can also be taken under medical supervision by children aged 1 year and older. Check with your doctor if you are taking midodrine to treat low blood pressure and ritonavir or lopinavir for HIV infection. Leave about 2 hours between the times that you take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET and your indigestion remedies containing aluminium or magnesium.

Uses of AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET

Common allergies, hay fever (an allergy caused by pollen or dust), conjunctivitis (red, itchy eye), eczema (dermatitis), hives (red, raised patches or dots), reactions to insect bites and stings and some food allergies.

Medicinal Benefits

AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is used to treat allergies as it blocks the effects of a chemical messenger known as ‘histamine,’ which is naturally involved in allergic reactions.  AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is used to treat adults and children (aged two years and above) who have hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis), round the year dust or pet allergies (perennial allergic rhinitis), and urticaria (swelling, redness, and itchiness of the skin). In short, it helps to relieve the discomfort and unpleasant symptoms that occurred due to allergic conditions, like blocked/runny/itchy nose, red/watery eyes, and skin rashes.

Directions for Use

Take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET with or without food, once a day, preferably in the evening or night as it may cause slight drowsiness. Take it twice a day only if your doctor has prescribed it to you.

Safety Information

  • Store in a cool, dry & dark place.
  • Keep all medicines out of reach of children

Key Ingredients

Levocetrizine Hydrochloride

Side Effects of AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET

Like other medications, AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET also has certain side effects, but it is not mandatory for anyone to experience them. In certain cases, you may experience feeling sleepy and tired, headaches, dry mouth, feeling sick (nausea), feeling dizzy, stomach pain, diarrhoea, sore throat, cold-like symptoms of the nose, itching or a rash, tingling in your hands and feet and feeling agitated. However, if the side effects are persistent or if you experience any other side effect continuously while taking AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET, reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET, consult your doctor. If you have kidney problems, dose adjustment might be required; the doctor will do it depending upon your disease's condition. Please inform your doctor if you have a problem passing urine and have epilepsy (fits) before starting AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET. If you are supposed to undergo skin testing, the doctor might advise you to stop taking AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET 72 hours before the test as it decreases response to skin prick test. Patients should be cautioned against getting engaged in the work which required too much mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle after intake of AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET. Concurrent use of AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET with alcohol or other antidepressants should be avoided as it can reduce your mental alertness. Cetirizine can also be taken under medical supervision by children aged 1 year and older. Patients should avoid taking overdosage of AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET because of the increased risk of sleepiness and drowsiness at higher doses.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET may cause excessive dizziness when taken with alcohol so, together intake should be avoided.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is pregnancy category B medicine so it can be used by the pregnant mother only if your doctor has prescribed it.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is known to pass on in a limited quantity via breast milk to the child. AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET should not be taken until prescribed. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Please drive with caution; AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET usually does not causes blurry vision, but it may affect driving ability in some.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Only consume AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET, if your doctor has prescribed it.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of kidney disease. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor. Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with less than 10 mL/min creatinine clearance or patients undergoing hemodialysis should not take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Staying hydrated is vital for those with a cough or cold. Drinking liquids at room temperature can alleviate cough, runny nose, and sneezing.
  • The immune system is affected by stress and raises the risk of being sick. An individual can exercise regularly, meditate, do deep breathing, and try progressive muscle relaxation techniques to relieve stress.
  • To stay fit and safe, try to sleep at least 8 hours each night.
  • It is advised to avoid contact with known allergens (allergy-causing agents) such as pollen, dust, etc. Certain food items are known to cause allergies to you.
  • Maintain personal hygiene and keep your surroundings clean.

Other Information (APL0019)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-22

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

An allergy is an immune system response to foreign elements typically not harmful to your body. These foreign elements are known as ‘allergens.’ Allergic condition varies from person to person. Some might be allergic to certain foods and seasonal allergies like hay fever. At the same time, others might be allergic to pollen or pet dander. AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is a non-drowsy antihistamine which makes less likely to make you feel sleepy compared to other antihistamines or antiallergics.

Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen, typically when it comes into contact with your mouth, nose, eyes and throat. Pollen is a fine powder from plants.

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, dry and cracked.

Conjunctivitis is an eye condition caused by infection or allergies. It is also known as red or pink eye.

FAQs

No, AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET should not be taken if you are intolerant to sugar, please contact your doctor before taking AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET to avoid any unpleasant side-effects.

Hay fever is an allergy caused due to outdoor or indoor allergens, such as pollen, dust mites, or tiny flecks of skin and saliva shed by cats, dogs, and other animals with fur or feathers (pet dander). It leads to cold-like symptoms (running nose, watery eyes).

Depending upon the severity of allergic conditions due to allergens AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET can be safely taken daily until you get complete relief and as long as your doctor has advised you to take it.

AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET is an antihistamine providing instant relief from allergic conditions however, in some people it may cause sleepiness and induce some drowsiness in the day. Hence you are recommended to take it in the night time in case you are experiencing excessive drowsiness in the day.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

You should not take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET if you have had an allergic reaction to AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET, food additives containing E218 or E216, intolerant to lactose or sorbitol, have liver or kidney failure, epilepsy (fits), difficulty in peeing. Tell your doctor that you are taking AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET and have booked an allergy test as it might affect the diagnostic result.

It is best not to drink alcohol while you are taking AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET, as this will make you feel sleepy.

You should not take AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET if you have had an allergic reaction to AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET, food additives containing E218 or E216, intolerant to lactose or sorbitol, have liver or kidney failure, epilepsy (fits), difficulty in peeing. Tell your doctor that you are taking AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET and have booked an allergy test as it might affect the diagnostic result.

Cetirizine is classed as a non-drowsy antihistamine, but it's still possible to feel sleepy after taking it. If this happens to you, do not drive a car or ride a bike until you feel better.

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AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET

AP LEVOCHOICE 5MG TABLET

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