Cetirizine and Levocetirizine Use in Children

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG


Pediatr Pharm. 2010;16(6) 

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Contraindications and Precautions

Cetirizine and levocetirizine are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any components of the products or hydroxyzine. Use of levocetirizine is contraindicated in children with renal impairment, adults with end-stage renal disease (defined as a creatinine clearance of less than 10 mL/min), and patients undergoing dialysis.[3–5]


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