To guarantee the safe use of levocetirizine, let the prescribing doctor know if you suffer from any of these conditions:
Follow the directions on the prescription label keenly. Don’t take a smaller or larger dose than directed. Taking a larger dose will cause drowsiness and worsen other side effects.
Levocetirizine can be taken with food or without. Use the proper dose-measuring cup or spoon. A pharmacist will help find the right dose-measuring device.
If the symptoms don’t seem to improve or if they worsen, contact your doctor. A dose adjustment or alternative treatment may be required.
FDA Pregnancy Classification
Levocetirizine is not expected to cause harm to an unborn baby. The drug may pass into breast milk and can cause harm to breastfeeding babies. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or nursing an infant.
Store at room temperature and away from heat and moisture.
Stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite
Fullness or pain in the ear
Agitation, depression, hallucinations, aggression
Difficulty or painful urination
Constipation, vomiting, diarrhea
Sinus pain, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the side effects under the ‘serious’ category.
Don’t use this medication if you are allergic to levocetirizine or Zyrtec (cetirizine). The medication should also not be used by persons with end-stage kidney disease or those on dialysis. Kids below the age of 12 and with gallbladder or kidney problems should also not use this medicine.
Use levocetirizine exactly as prescribed. Be particularly careful with kids as their body absorbs twice as much dose as adults. Contact your doctor if the symptoms don’t get better or if they worsen or if you get a fever.
Levocetirizine has interactions with 559 drugs. The drug also interacts with alcohol.