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Levocetirizine: Oral tablet

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Levocetirizine 5mg Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 9 3  |  7701
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Levocetirizine 5mg Tablet
Winthrop U.S., a business of Sanofi-Aventis
Pill Identification: Y Y 
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Levocetirizine 5mg Tablet
Camber Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: H  |  161
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Levocetirizine 5mg Tablet
Micro Labs USA Inc.
Pill Identification: I 12 
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Levocetirizine 5mg Tablet
Perrigo Pharmaceuticals Company
Pill Identification: L9CZ 5 
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Levocetirizine 5mg Tablet
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Inc.
Pill Identification: R 5 
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Levocetirizine 5mg Tablet
American Health Packaging
Pill Identification: H  |  161
How This Drug Works
Antihistamines, H1
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms. Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response.
Histamine antagonists or antihistamines are drugs that relieve allergy symptoms.<br><br>Histamine is a chemical used to identify and remove substances that trigger an allergic response.  There are four histamine receptors &#40;designated H<sub>1</sub>, H<sub>2</sub>, H<sub>3</sub>, H<sub>4</sub>&#41;. When histamine activates H<sub>1</sub> receptors, symptoms such as rashes, itching, watery eyes and trouble breathing may begin. <br><br>Antihistamines prevent histamine from stimulating the H<sub>1</sub> receptors located in the eyes, nose and throat to relieve swelling and stop leaking fluid.  First generation antihistamines were non-selective for H<sub>1</sub> receptors and crossed into the brain resulting in drowsiness.  Newer antihistamines are more selective, reducing this side effect.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Levocetirizine: Oral tablet

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LEVOCETIRIZINE (LEE voe se TIR i zeen) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat or prevent symptoms of allergies. It is also used to help reduce itchy skin rash and hives.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Xyzal: Oral tablet

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Levocetirizine: Oral tablet
Usage by Gender
64.48%
35.52%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
7.42%
20.54%
41.65%
30.39%
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