An Introduction to Side Effects of Levocetirizine
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with levocetirizine dihydrochloride
). However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with levocetirizine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Serious Levocetirizine Side Effects
Levocetirizine is usually safe to use and rarely causes serious side effects. However, some side effects, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These serious side effects of levocetirizine include but are not limited to:
- Severe drowsiness that interferes with your daily activities
- Difficulty passing urine
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including an unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling (especially of the lips, mouth, or throat).