Seasonix(Levocetirizine)

Therapeutic Group: Anti Histamine

Presentation

Seasonix : Each film-coated tablet contains Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride INN 5 mg.

Seasonix oral solution: Each 5 ml solution contains Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride INN 2.5 mg.

Description

Seasonix tablet is a preparation of Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride. Levocetirizine is the active (levo) isomer of Cetirizine. It is a new highly effective and well-tolerated non-sedating antihistamine with potent antiallergic properties. It has a two-fold higher affinity for H1-receptors than Cetirizine. Levocetirizine has a rapid and long-lasting action, allowing once-a-day administration.

Indications

Treatment of symptoms associated with allergic conditions such as seasonal allergic rhinitis, perennial allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Dosage & Administration

• Adult and children 12 years of age and older: 5mg once daily
• Children 6 to 11 years of age: 2.5mg (1/2 tablet or 1 teaspoon oral solution) once daily
• Children 6 months to 5 years of age: 1.25 mg (1/2 teaspoon oral solution) once daily

Side Effects

Generally Levocetirizine is well tolerated. However, a few side effects like headache, dry mouth, fatigue and skin rash have been reported rarely.

Precautions

N/A

Use in Pregnancy & Lactation

Pregnancy: The safety of Levocetirizine in pregnancy has not been established. Therefore, it should be used with caution during pregnancy and only if the benefits to the mother outweigh any risks to the fetus.
Lactation: Levocetirizine passes into breast milk. So, it should be used with caution in nursing mothers and only if the expected benefit to the mother is greater than the possible risk to the nursing infant.

Pediatric use:
Not recommended for use in children less than 6 years of age.