Drug Category: Antihistamine (Anti allergic)
Indication: Relief of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis, treatment of uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria.
Each Tablet contains:
- Levocetirizine as 2HCl …………..5mg
Levocetirizine: Cetirizine is a metabolite of hydroxyzine, a first generation piperazine antihistamine. It produces selective inhibition of peripheral histamine (H1) receptors. Cetirizine has minimal anticholinergic or antiserotonergic activity and has limited penetration into the brain. Levocetirizine is the active R enantiomer of cetirizine. It has an affinity for H1 receptors approximately 2-fold higher than racemic cetirizine. At a dose of 5 mg, levocetirizine inhibits wheal and flare reactions in children and adults for up to 24 hours.