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Levocetirizine

When and How to Take Levocetirizine

General considerations to keep in mind during treatment with levocetirizine include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet and liquid form. It is usually taken once a day in the evening.
     
  • You can take levocetirizine with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
     
  • If necessary, levocetirizine tablets may be broken in half.
     
  • Try to take levocetirizine at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
     
  • Some people may need to take this product all year long, while others take it only during allergy season.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Levocetirizine will not work if you stop taking it.
     

Who Makes Levocetirizine?

Brand-name levocetirizine is made jointly by UCB, Inc., and sanofi-aventis.
 

Available Strengths

Levocetirizine comes in the following strengths and forms:
 
  • Levocetirizine 5 mg tablets (which may be broken in half to achieve a lower dose of 2.5 mg)
  • Levocetirizine oral solution (liquid), which contains 0.5 mg of levocetirizine per mL (equivalent to 2.5 mg per teaspoonful).

 

Is There a Generic Version of Levocetirizine?

This medication is available in generic form (see Generic Xyzal).

 
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