PRIMOCET Tablet

Composition:

Each PRIMOCET tablet contains levocetirizine HCl 5mg.

Description:

PRIMOCET is the brand name for the antihistamine, levocetirizine. Levocetirizine works blocking the activity of prime mediator of several allergic reactions, the histamines. Levocetirizine belongs to the class of third-generation antihistamines with no ability to cross the blood-brain barrier. Levocetirizine is derived from cetirizine, which is a second-generation antihistamine.

Levocetirizine acts as an inverse agonist of H1 receptors and prevents the binding of the histamines to the H1 receptors and thereby prevent the cascading allergic reactions that follow the histamine-H1 receptor binding. This drug does not prevent the synthesis of histamine; instead, it suppresses the activity of the histamine.

Indications:

  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
  • Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis (SAR)
  • Perennial Allergic Rhinitis (PAR)
  • Hives
  • Allergic reactions such as running nose, itching eyes and nose and sneezing

Dosage and Administration:

As directed by the physician

Contraindication:

PRIMOCET tablets are contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity towards levocetirizine HCl. This medication is also contraindicated in patients with severe kidney diseases.

Adverse effects:

Adverse effects of this medicine include painful or difficult urination, dark-colored urine, loss of appetite, weakness, drowsiness, unusual tiredness, dry mouth, weight gain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation.

Precaution:

There are no sufficient and well-controlled studies when it comes to levocetirizine administration in pregnant women and nursing mothers. Therefore, if you are pregnant or nursing, discuss with your doctor about your condition before taking this medicine.

Presentation:

PRIMOCET tablets are available in 4X5X10’s blister packing.

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