Laveta 5mg Tablet 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.
Laveta 5mg Tablet 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.
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.
BENEFITS OF LAVETA TABLET
In Treatment of Allergic conditions
Laveta 5mg Tablet provides relief from symptoms such as blocked or runny nose, sneezing, and itchy or watery eyes. This will make it easier for you to go about your daily activities. It can also give relief from allergic reactions after insect bites and symptoms of hives and eczema such as rash, swelling, itching, and irritation. This will improve the appearance of your skin and you may find that your mood and self-confidence improve as well. It rarely has any serious side effects and you may only need to take it on days you have symptoms. Moreover, Laveta 5mg Tablet may make you feel less sleepy as compared to other antihistamine medicines. If you are taking it to prevent getting symptoms you should use it regularly to get the most benefit.
HOW TO USE LAVETA TABLET
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. Laveta 5mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW LAVETA TABLET WORKS
Laveta 5mg Tablet 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.
Laveta 5mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Laveta 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
Laveta 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 Laveta 5mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and other effects in the baby or decrease the milk supply
Laveta 5mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Laveta 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Laveta 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Laveta 5mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Laveta 5mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Laveta 5mg Tablet is recommended.
INTERACTION WITH DRUGS
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LAVETA TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Laveta 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.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Laveta
- Dryness in mouth
- Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages)
Q. Is Laveta 5mg Tablet a steroid? What is it used for?
No, Laveta 5mg Tablet is not a steroid. It is an anti-allergic medication which is used to relieve the symptoms of allergy. It relieves runny nose, sneezing and redness, itching and watering of the eyes caused by hay fever or seasonal allergies. It also relieves similar symptoms caused due to allergies to substances, such as dust mites, animal dander and mold. Additionally, it is helpful in treating symptoms of hives, including itching and rash.
Q. Does Laveta 5mg Tablet make you tired and drowsy?
Yes, Laveta 5mg Tablet can make you feel tired, sleepy and weak. If you have these symptoms, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. Consult your doctor if not sure.
Q. How long does it take for Laveta 5mg Tablet to work?
Laveta 5mg Tablet starts working and showing improvement within an hour of taking it. However, it may take a little longer to notice the full benefits.
Q. Can I take Laveta 5mg Tablet and Fexofenadine together?
Sometimes the doctor may advise you to take two different antihistamines together if you are being treated for a severe itchy rash. If you are taking Laveta 5mg Tablet during the daytime, your doctor may prescribe another antihistamine for the night which causes sleepiness, especially if the itch makes it difficult for you to sleep.
Q. Is it safe to take Laveta 5mg Tablet for a long time?
Laveta 5mg Tablet is safe if used as prescribed by your doctor. Moreover, it is unlikely to harm you if you take it for a long time. But, it is best to take Laveta 5mg Tablet for only as long as you need it.
Q. For how long should I continue Laveta 5mg Tablet?
The duration for which the medicine needs to be taken depends on the problem being treated. For instance, if you are taking it for an insect bite, you may need it for a day or two. While, if you are taking it to prevent symptoms of chronic allergic rhinitis (inflammation of nose) or chronic urticaria, you may need to take Laveta 5mg Tablet for a longer time. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure about the duration of using Laveta 5mg Tablet
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.