Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride is an antihistamine, anti-inflammatory drug that shows potential anti-angiogenic activities. This active component competes with endogenous histamine for binding at peripheral H1-receptor sites. It prevents the negative symptoms related to histamine release and an allergic reaction. It plays a vital role in angiogenesis during an allergic inflammatory reaction that blocks the action of histamine that may modulate the expression of proangiogenic factors. Hence it may prevent angiogenesis.
Class of Drugs – Antihistamine
Molecular Formula – C21H27Cl3N2O3
Molecular Weight – 461.8 g/mol
Working: Given active ingredient, Levocetirizine acts by blocking the release of a chemical known as histamine from the cells in the body. This helps to relieve symptoms of allergies, like sneezing, runny nose, and red, watery, itchy eyes. This medicine also helps relieve itching caused by hives.
Uses: An antihistamine is indicated to relieve allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, and sneezing. It can also be sued to relieve itching and hives by blocking a certain natural substance like histamine that the body produces during an allergic reaction. This medicine does not prevent hives or prevent/treat a serious allergic reaction like anaphylaxis.
Popular Brands and Dosages: A popular brand medicine as given below is composed of a mentioned active component for the treatment of allergy symptoms.
- Xyzal: 5 mg
Consume this medicine with caution in case of diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition while treating with this drug. A pregnant or breastfeeding woman should consult the doctor before consuming this medicine.