ELCE 5MG contain Levocetirizine which belongs to a group of medicine called antihistamines. It is used for the relief of symptoms of hay fever and other allergic conditions such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose or for skin rashes such as chronic nettle rash, idiopathic urticaria in adult and children over 6 years of age. It works by blocking the effects of histamine, which may be overproduced in allergic reactions which causes unpleasant symptoms such as itchy or watery eyes, running or blocked nose, sneezing and skin rashes.
Always take elce 5mg exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in children aged less than 6 years. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. The common side effects are somnolence (sleepiness), dizziness, headache, diarrhoea, nausea, dry mouth, fatigue, pharyngitis, cold-like symptoms of the nose (children only).
Relieve the symptoms of hay fever and other allergic conditions such as sneezing, runny or itchy nose or for skin rashes such as chronic nettle rash, idiopathic urticaria
HOW IT WORKS
ELCE 5MG works by blocking the effects of histamine, which may be overproduced in allergic reactions which causes unpleasant symptoms such as itchy or watery eyes, running or blocked nose, sneezing and skin rashes.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take elce 5mg exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food. Try to take this medicine at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine.
Allergic reactions (including sudden wheeziness, difficulty in breathing, rash itchiness and fever), swollen throat, face, eyelids or lips(angioedema)
Thoughts about committing suicide
Bruising or bleeding more easily than normal
Diarrhoea, nausea, dry mouth
Pharyngitis, cold-like symptoms of the nose (children only)
Depression, hallucination (hearing or seeing thing), aggression, confusion, sleeplessness
Abnormal liver function test results
Oedema (generalised swelling due to water retention)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.
Drink lot of fluid such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicines without talking to a doctor.
Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.
Elce 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Elce 5mg Tablet 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
Elce 5mg Tablet 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 Elce 5mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Elce 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Elce 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Elce 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Elce 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Elce 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Elce 5mg Tablet is recommended.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ELCE TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Elce 5mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,
Problems passing urine (such as spinal cord problems or prostate or bladder problems)
An epileptic patient or a patient at risk of convulsion
Scheduled for allergy testing
Rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, the lapp lactase deficiency or glucose-galactose malabsorption
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you use, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, and herbal supplements.
Hay fever and allergic reactions
Tablet, Capsule, Syrup
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT ELCE 5MG
Can elce 5mglower immune system?
No, this medicine does not influence the immune response.
Can elce 5mg cause dizziness?
Yes, this medicine may cause dizziness in some individuals. Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Can I take elce 5mg during breast feeding?
No, it can pass into breast milk. It is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.