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Levocetirizine dihydrochloride is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with seasonal allergic rhinitis in adults and children 2 years of age and older.
Levocetirizine dihydrochloride is indicated for the relief of symptoms associated with perennial allergic rhinitis in adults and children 6 months of age and older.
Levocetirizine dihydrochloride is indicated for the treatment of the uncomplicated skin manifestations of chronic idiopathic urticaria in adults and children 6 months of age and older.
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Levocetirizine dihydrochloride, the active component of levocetirizine dihydrochloride oral solution, is an orally active H1-receptor antagonist. The chemical name is (R)-[2-[4-[(4-chlorophenyl) phenylmethyl]-1-piperazinyl] ethoxy] acetic acid dihydrochloride. Levocetirizine dihydrochloride is the R enantiomer of cetirizine hydrochloride, a racemic compound with antihistaminic properties. The empirical formula of levocetirizine dihydrochloride is C21H25ClN2O3•2HCl. The molecular weight is 461.82 and the chemical structure is shown below:
Levocetirizine dihydrochloride is a white, crystalline powder and is water soluble.
Levocetirizine dihydrochloride 0.5 mg/mL oral solution is formulated as an immediate release, clear, colorless liquid. Inactive ingredients are: sodium acetate trihydrate, glacial acetic acid, maltitol solution, glycerin, methylparaben, propylparaben, saccharin, flavoring (consisting of triacetin, natural & artificial flavors, dl-alpha-tocopherol), purified water.