XYZAL 5MG TABLET
Indications / Uses :
Symptomatic treatment of allergic rhinitis (including persistent allergic rhinitis) and urticarcia.
May be taken with or without food: The appropriate vol of oral soln should be measured w/ the syringe & poured in a spoon or diluted in another liqd eg, in a glass of water/fruit juice. Diluted soln should be taken immediately.
Hypersensitivity to levocetirizine, any piperazine derivatives or to any of the excipients of Xyzal (see Precautions).
Severe renal impairment at CrCl <10 mL/min.
Special Precautions :
Alcohol: Precaution is recommended with intake of alcohol (see Interactions).
Risk of Urinary Retention: Caution should be taken in patients with predisposing factors of urinary retention (eg, spinal cord lesion, prostatic hyperplasia) as levocetirizine may increase the risk of urinary retention.
Lactose: Xyzal contains lactose. Patients with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption should not take Xyzal film-coated tablet.
Oral Solution/Drops: Methyl and Propyl Parahydroxybenzoate: The presence of methyl and propyl parahydroxybenzoate may cause allergic reactions (possibly delayed) (see Contraindications).
Oral Solution: Maltitol: Xyzal contains maltitol. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take Xyzal oral solution.
Effects on the Ability to Drive or Operate Machinery: Comparative clinical trials have revealed no evidence that levocetirizine at the recommended dose impairs mental alertness, reactivity or the ability to drive.
Nevertheless, some patients could experience somnolence, fatigue and asthenia under therapy with levocetirizine. Therefore, patients intending to drive, engage in potentially hazardous activities or operate machinery should take into account their response to Xyzal.
Impairment of Fertility: There are no relevant data available.