What is virlix?

Virlix® is the trademark of a pharmaceutically manufactured synthetic drug that uses cetirizine as an active ingredient , a chemical compound belonging to the line of second-generation antihistamine drugs, with an effect on some allergic processes in the body .

To highlight: This pharmaceutical product is made by the company named GLAXOSMITHKLINE MÉXICO, SA de CV . (1)

What is the virlix for?

  • Thanks to the mechanism of action of the active substance, virlix® works by blocking the action of histamine , a substance present in the body that causes allergy symptoms when its presence is exaggerated. This action mitigates the symptoms associated with allergic processes .
  • It is used to treat:
    • Seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis and associated symptoms. (two)
    • Symptoms of hives.
    • Contact dermatitis .
    • Atopic dermatitis.
    • Allergic skin manifestations.

Dosage and routes of administration of virlix

The presentation of virlix® is in a solution in a box with a 50 ml bottle, which contains 100 mg cetirizine dihydrochloride and in a drop solution containing 10 mg cetirizine dihydrochloride. The administration is orally and the informative dosage can be as follows:

  • Children between 1 and 2 years of age: 0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg/day either drops or solution, administered in one or two doses.
  • Children 2 to 6 years of age: 2.5 mg twice a day as drops or 2.5 ml of the oral solution twice a day.
  • Children over 6 years of age and adults: 10 mg once a day (10 ml of the oral solution).

side effects of virlix

Clinical studies indicate that therapeutic treatment with virlix® can cause some of the following adverse effects in a certain patient population:

  • Possible allergic reactions due to patient contact with any component of the formula.
  • Drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness and headache .
  • Difficulty in urination, ocular accommodation disorder and xerostomia.
  • Pharyngitis, diarrhea , rhinitis.

Important: If the patient shows any of these symptoms or another not included in the list during treatment with virlix®, please stop using it and consult your doctor .

Virlix contraindications and warnings

The use of virlix® is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • Patient hypersensitivity to hydroxyzine , piperazine derivatives or any of the components of the formula.
  • Patients with kidney failure.
  • People with fructose intolerance.
  • During the pregnancy period.
  • During breastfeeding .

You should know: The patient must provide all the information about his health history to his doctor, before starting treatment with this drug.

Avoid if you have:

  • History of hypersensitivity to hydroxyzine, piperazine derivatives or any of the components of the drug formula.


  • Pharmaceutical products such as virlix® must be administered with a prescription or prescription.
  • It should be taken into account that the use of this medicine can enhance the adverse effects, if it is consumed together with drinks that contain alcohol.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions during treatment with this drug.
  • This medicine can cause a decrease in the ability to drive vehicles or operate precision machinery, for which caution should be exercised.
  • Keep this product out of the reach of children.

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