XYZAL 5 mg. 20 tablets
XYZAL table. 5 mg.20 table
What Xyzal is and what it is used?
Ksizal (Xyzal) is an antiallergic agent indicated for the treatment of symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis (eg, hay fever, allergy to dust mites) such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, itchy palate, also watery, red and itchy eyes, and to treat the symptoms of persistent allergic rhinitis.
Ksizal (Xyzal) is also used to treat skin itching, redness and rashes (eg, urticaria (hives).
What you should know before taking Xyzal?
Do not take Xyzal:
If you are hypersensitive (allergic) to levocetirizine / cetirizine dihydrochloride or other substances with a similar chemical structure, as well as any of the other ingredients of Xyzal.
If you have severe kidney disease
Patients with rare hereditary disorders of galactose intolerance, the Lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption (impaired absorption) should not take this medicine because of lactose in the product.
The use of Xyzal requires caution in the following cases:
Do not recommend the use of Xyzal in children under 6 years.
Patients with impaired renal function may be given a lower dose depending on the severity of renal disease, this dose will be determined by your doctor.
Patients with hepatic impairment may take prescribed dose.
Patients with impaired kidney or liver function may be given a lower dose depending on the severity of renal disease, this dose is determined by the doctor.
Taking Xyzal with food and drink
Caution should be exercised when co-administration of alcohol and Xyzal.
In susceptible patients, concomitant administration of levocetirizine and alcohol can affect attention and the ability to drive or operate machinery.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine. Although animal studies have not shown any negative effects, Xyzal should not be taken during pregnancy. If you accidentally take Xyzal during pregnancy is not expected to harm the fetus, but you should immediately stop taking the drug.
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine. Xyzal should not be taken during breast-feeding because it is assumed that the active ingredient passes into breast milk.
Driving and operating machinery
There is no evidence that this medicine when taken in recommended doses violates attention, reaction time and driving ability. Patients intending to drive, engaging in potentially hazardous activities or operating machinery should not exceed the recommended dose and first wait and carefully monitor the impact of this drug on these activities.
In sensitive patients should avoid concomitant administration of levocetirizine and alcohol, and central nervous system.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines that you buy without a prescription (recipe).
No interactions with other medicines.
How to take Xyzal?
Always take Xyzal, exactly as your doctor prescribes it. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. The usual dose is:
Adults and children over 12 years: 1 tablet daily
Children aged 6 -12 years: 1 tablet daily
Note: For patients with impaired renal function (renal failure) may also need a lower dose (see caution in the use of Xyzal, above).
The tablets should be swallowed whole with liquid, with or without food (regardless of diet).
The duration of the medication depends on the type, duration and course of treatment (response) as yours.
In hay fever 3-6 weeks and in short pollen allergy - is usually enough about one week of treatment.
In persistent allergic rhinitis (presence of symptoms for 4 days a week for at least 4 consecutive weeks) treatment of symptoms can take up to six months.
In patients with chronic urticaria and chronic allergic rhinitis clinical experience on the use of Ksizal to 1 year and in patients with pruritus associated with atopic dermatitis in 18 months
If you think that the effects of Xyzal e too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more than the recommended dose of Xyzal:
Significant overdoses can lead to increased sleepiness in adults and initial excitement and nervousness in children, followed by drowsiness.
If you think you have taken a large dose of Xyzal, please tell your doctor and he will decide what action to take.
If you forget to take the prescribed dose of Xyzal:
Do not take a double dose to make up for missed and just keep taking the instructions you have.
If you stop treatment with Xyzal:
It is necessary to observe special rules.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Xyzal can have side effects.
The most common (more than 1%) were observed following, mostly mild to moderate side effects: dry mouth, headache, fatigue and drowsiness.
If you experience any of the above side effects, tell your doctor who will assess their severity and the need to take certain measures.
Stop taking Xyzal, at the first sign of hypersensitivity (allergy medicine).
If you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
Storage of Xyzal
Keep out of reach of children. No special storage requirements.
Do not use the medicine after the expiry date stated on the pack.
Please read this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine.
Keep this leaflet as you may need to read it again.