1 AL Syrup belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It is used to treat various allergic conditions such as hay fever, conjunctivitis and some skin reactions such as eczema, hives, and reactions to bites and stings. It relieves watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and itching.
Give 1 al syrup to your child by mouth with or without food in the dose and way prescribed by the doctor. It may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicines. The allergic symptoms may subside after your child has taken the initial few doses of 1 al syrup. In case of serious allergic conditions, your child may have to continue taking the medicine for a week or two. If your child vomits within 30 minutes of taking this medicine, let the child calm down and give the same dose again. However, do not repeat the dose if it is already time for the next dose.
After taking this medicine, your child may experience minor and temporary side effects like nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, dizziness, sleepiness, and headache. These symptoms generally disappear within a few days. But, in case they persist or start bothering your child, it would be best to consult your child’s doctor without any delay.
Inform your child’s doctor if your child is on any medical regime or is allergic to any medicine, product, or food. Make sure the doctor knows if your child has or had any heart, liver, or kidney problems or was born prematurely. Any history regarding bowel obstruction, malnutrition, weight-related issues, and thyroid problems should also be well indicated to the doctor to avoid any complications in the treatment. All this information will help your child’s doctor make dose alterations and plan your child’s overall treatment better.
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WHAT IS USED FOR?
It is used to treat symptoms associated with allergic conditions, such as:
Year-round allergies such as dust or pet allergies
Chronic nettle rash
BENEFITS SYRUP FOR YOUR CHILD
In Treatment of Allergic conditions
Common side effects
- Dryness in mouth
HOW CAN I GIVE SYRUP TO MY CHILD?
HOW IT WORKS
However, dose adjustments may be required in severe liver disease. Consult your doctor before giving Levocetirizine to your child in case of severe liver disease.
WHAT IF I FORGET TO GIVE SYRUP TO MY CHILD?
WARNING AND PRECAUTIONS:
TALK TO DOCTOR
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine, if you:
Are allergic to levocetirizine, any other related substance, or any of the other ingredients of this medicine
Have kidney problem
Are likely to be unable to empty your bladder (with conditions such as spinal cord injury or enlarged prostate)
PREGNANCY & BREAST FEEDING
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
The use of 1 al syrup is not recommended for infants and children under 2 years of age
DRIVING & USING MACHINES
In some patients1 al syrup may cause drowsiness, tiredness and exhaustion
If you experience any of these symptoms, then do not drive or operate any machines
Tell your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription
DIRECTIONS & FOR USE:
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you
For oral use only
1 al syrup may be taken with or without food
1 al syrup should be poured in a spoon or diluted in water and taken orally
The diluted solution should be taken immediately
The recommended dose is:
Adults and adolescents from the age of 12 years: 20 drops (if it is oral drops) once daily
Use in children
Children from the age of 6 to 12 years: 20 drops once daily (if it is oral drops)
Children from the age of 2 to 6 years: 5 drops twice daily (if it is oral drops)
If you take more 1 al syrup
If you take more syrup than you should, somnolence can occur in adults
Children may initially show excitation and restlessness followed by somnolence
Contact your doctor
If you forget to take 1 al syrup
If you forget to take 1 al syrup, or if you take a dose lower than that prescribed by your doctor, do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
Take your next dose at your normal time
If you stop taking 1 al syrup
Do not stop this medicine unless told by your doctor
Keep out of the reach of children
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
Store at room temperature (15-25°C)