Levosiz is a prescription medication it’s active ingredient is levocetirizine. It is an antihistamine that helps reduces the effects of histamine, a natural chemical in the body that causes an allergic reaction when it reacts to an allergen. Levosiz is prescribed to treat the symptoms of:
It may also be used for other purposes as determined by your physician. This medication works by blocking the release of histamines from the body cells. This help relieves the symptoms of allergies like:
However, Levosiz does not prevent and treat severe allergic reaction like anaphylaxis. Do not use this medication in place of Epinephrine.
Levosiz is a third-generation non-sedative antihistamine. It is a long-acting medication with the least side effects like drowsiness, unlike Cetirizine and Benadryl. Levosiz is available as a brand name and as a generic drug. The generic drug cost less than the branded version. It comes as an oral solution and as an oral tablet.
Hay fever and Hive
The usual recommended dose in an adult and children 12 years of age and older for the treatment of hay fever and hive is 5mg or 10ml once a day. Take this medication in the evening before going to bed. For children 6 to 11 years of age, take 5 ml once a day in the evening. Give 2.5ml for children 6 months to 5 years of age.
Seasonal and Year-round Allergies
The typical dose for adult ages 18 to 64 years of age is 5mg once a day. Take it in the evening before bedtime. The usual dose for children 12 to 17 years of age is 5mg before bedtime. Children ages 6 to 11 years old should take 2.5mg once a day.
Always take this medication exactly as directed by your physician. Take the medication orally with a glass of water. Do not take more than what is recommended or longer than the required duration. Do not double up your dose for the missed one. Skipped the missed dose and continue taking the next dose as usual,