Rehaf may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rehaf is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rehaf is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby. Larger doses or more prolonged use of Rehaf may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Rehaf may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Rehaf should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Rehaf may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of Rehaf is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rehaf is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Rehaf is recommended.
Rehaf belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis, some skin reactions such as eczema, hives, and reactions to bites and stings. It also relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching. Rehaf can be taken with or without food. The dose required by you may vary depending on what you are taking it for. This medicine is usually taken in the evening, but follow the advice of your doctor on how to take it. You may need this medicine only on days you have symptoms, but if you are taking it to prevent the symptoms then you should take it regularly. If you miss doses or stop taking it earlier than advised, your symptoms may come back. This medicine is generally very safe. The most common side effects include feeling sleepy or dizzy, dry mouth, fatigue, and headache. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days as your body adjusts to it. Consult your doctor if any of the side effects persist or worry you. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any kidney problems or epilepsy (seizures). Your dose may need to be modified or this medicine may not suit you. Some other medicines can interact with this medicine so let your healthcare team know what else you are taking. You should also talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, although it is not thought to be harmful.
Uses of Rehaf
- Allergic conditions
Side effects of Rehaf
- Dryness in mouth
How to use Rehaf
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rehaf may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Rehaf works
Rehaf is an antihistaminic medication. It treats allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes by blocking the effects of a chemical messenger (histamine) in the body.
- Your doctor has prescribed Rehaf to help relieve allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
- As compared to other similar medications, it is much less likely to make you feel sleepy.
- Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication as it may cause increased sleepiness.
- Stop taking Rehaf at least three days before taking an allergy test as it can affect the test results.
Allergic rhinitis, Allergic conditions, Chronic idiopathic urticaria
May be taken with or without food.
Oral Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Chronic idiopathic urticaria Adult: 5mg once daily
Oral Seasonal allergic rhinitis, Chronic idiopathic urticaria 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
Renal Impairment CrCl 50-80 mL/min: 2.5 mg PO qDay CrCl 30-50 mL/min: 2.5 mg PO qOD CrCl 10-30 mL/min: 2.5 mg PO 2x/wk CrCl <10 mL/min: contraindicated
Patients who are hypersensitive to this medication or to any of its ingredients.
Mode of Action
Levocetirizine is an active isomer of cetirizine which selectively competes w/ histamine for H1-receptor sites on effector cells in the GI tract, blood vessels and resp tract.
Epileptic patients and patients at risk of convulsions. Renal impairment. Pregnancy and lactation. Patient Counselling May impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor CrCl prior to treatment for dosage adjustment. Lactation: expected to be excreted in breast milk, avoid
1-10% Dry mouth,Fatigue,Nasopharyngitis,Pharyngitis Frequency Not Defined Somnolence, dizziness, pyrexia, cough, epistaxis, diarrhoea, vomiting, constipation, otitis media, dysuria, urinary retention, blurred vision, angioedema, paraesthesia, dystonia, oculogyric crisis, myoclonus, extrapyramidal symptoms.
Possible additive adverse CNS effects w/ CNS depressants (e.g. sedatives, tranquilizers).
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