Levocetirizine is a non-sedating antihistamine, which relieves seasonal or perennial allergies such as: watery/itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing.
The medicine is available under the brand name Xyzal.
Levocetirizine tablets are taken to prevent allergies like hay fever from occurring.
Allergies develop when your immune system overreacts to an otherwise harmless substance, such as:
- pet dander
Your immune system will create antibodies for substances it identifies as harmful. When you come into contact with these substances, your immune system’s reaction is to launch a chemical called histamine. This is a natural chemical that defends your body from allergens.
When treated appropriately with Levocetirizine, you will notice a significant improvement to your symptoms. If left untreated, allergies can disrupt your daily life, making it difficult to sleep, work and focus in general.
Levocetirizine works by blocking the release of histamine, which is found in your cells.
This subsequently helps to relieve any symptoms that you are experiencing.
Levocetirizine prevents the release of histamines, consequently limiting their effect on the body. Within an hour of taking Levocetirizine, you may notice your symptoms begin to improve.
The tablet is best taken with a glass of water, once a day, with or without food. Do not take more medicine than you are directed.
As with any medication, always follow all the directions on the label carefully. Take the dose that your doctor or pharmacist has advised. If you are unsure about the dose, always check with them before taking anything.