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Xyzal (Overview)

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and allergies like runny nose, stuffy nose and itchy eyes.


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What are allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) used for?

What are allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) used for?

Allergies: Allegra and xyzal are two different types of antihistamines. They are called non sedating antihistamines as older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause drowsiness in some people. The entire class of medicines are used to treat allergies or allergic reactions. ...Read more

Xyzal (Overview)

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and allergies like runny nose, stuffy nose and itchy eyes.


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Ct scan report reveals acute sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus. Doctor has prescribes clavam, velgut, xyzal-M and nazal spray. I have head heaviness.

Ct scan report reveals acute sinus and bilateral sphenoid sinus. Doctor has prescribes clavam, velgut, xyzal-M and nazal spray. I have head heaviness.

A tonic for chronic: If the symptoms persist or worsen after completing the course of the antibiotic, call your doctor. The sinuses can take a while to heal. You might even need an extended course of antibiotic. The sphenoids don't drain as well as the maxillary or frontal sinuses, and they're not much better. Try and beat this ASAP, you don't want chronic sinusitis! ...Read more

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My gp prescribed one xyzal (levocetirizine) a day and 2 sprays of Veramyst in each nostril twice a day. Is it a normal dosage? What are the possible side effects?

My gp prescribed one xyzal (levocetirizine) a day and 2 sprays of Veramyst in each nostril twice a day. Is it a normal dosage? What are the possible side effects?

Normal: Zyzal is the new zyrtec, that dose is standard. It can cause mucosal drying and some difficulty urinating in persons with enlarged prostate. The Veramyst is a nasal steroid, which can predispose tofungal infection or bleeds. None of these are common side effects, they are generally well tolerated. The doses are usual. ...Read more

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How effective is the allergy medicine called xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Xyzal (levocetirizine): It is an isomer of zyrtec (cetirizine). It is about equally effective to zyrtec (cetirizine) but might cause slightly less drowsiness. Both work pretty much the same. I say....Buy whichever is cheaper. ...Read more

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Does xyzal (levocetirizine) work on hives?

Does xyzal (levocetirizine) work on hives?

Yes: Any antihistamine should. If it is not working, talk to your doctor who may recommend you increase it to up to 4 times a day, add "h2 blockers" like ranitidine, add singulair, (montelukast) etc. ...Read more

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I'm transitioning from xyzal (levocetirizine) to allegra & my hives are returning. I seem to react to everything--my meds & enviorment. When will allegra kick in?

I'm transitioning from xyzal (levocetirizine) to allegra & my hives are returning. I seem to react to everything--my meds & enviorment. When will allegra kick in?

Reason?: We don't usually switch pills when you are doing well with it. Xyzal (levocetirizine) does have a slightly higher incidence of drowsiness compared to allegra. One would expect Allegra to take effect in about 2 hrs. If the reason for switch is due to drowsiness, then you may up the dose of Allegra to 2 to 4 x daily. If xyzal (levocetirizine) did not have side effects, then there is no reason to change to allegra. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take xyzal (levocetirizine) with copd?

Is it safe to take xyzal (levocetirizine) with copd?

With caution: Antihistamines are generally safe with copd, but sometimes they can make mucus thicker and more difficult to cough out. This can cause worse work of breathing for a few patients. ...Read more

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Are there any major side effects from xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Are there any major side effects from xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) is zyrtec: All the same as zyrec-- drowsiness in about 13%, dry mouth in a few, urinary hesitancy is possible in older men, mostly. ...Read more

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How long does xyzal (levocetirizine) drowsiness last for?

How long does xyzal (levocetirizine) drowsiness last for?

Up to 24 hours: But for most 8 hours. With continued daily use you should feel less drowsy each day. The problem is that antihistamines that cause sedation also slow reaction times. While the sedative properties diminish with time the effect of reaction time does not. You just may feel as though you are fully alert because you are no longer sleepy. This can increase the risk of accidents. ...Read more

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Is diflucan safe? I take a beta blocker and have occasional palps. Also take zantac, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and anusol suppository. Any of these mix badly?

Is diflucan safe? I take a beta blocker and have occasional palps. Also take zantac, xyzal, (levocetirizine) and anusol suppository. Any of these mix badly?

Not totally: It may affect the liver function which should be checked if Diflucan (fluconazole) is taken on a long-term basis. However I do not see any danger sign in the mixture you are taking. ...Read more

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Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Went from loratadine claratin To Zyrtec To finally Xyzal (levocetirizine). The first 2 meds didn't help much. Is Xyzal (levocetirizine) more effective?

Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. Went from loratadine claratin To Zyrtec To finally Xyzal (levocetirizine). The first 2 meds didn't help much. Is Xyzal (levocetirizine) more effective?

Allergy treatment: Basically, claritin, loratidine, zyrtec, allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) are all 2nd generation antihistamines. If your symptoms are not controlled on these, you may need to be given intranasal steroids like flonase, nasonex or other treatments like singular, and also trying regular nasal saline. If still no improvement, time to see the allergist. ...Read more

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How do you treat a xyzal (levocetirizine) overdose?

How do you treat a xyzal (levocetirizine) overdose?

Call poison control: Center, or go to ER for evaluation and possibly giving you activated charcoal, it all depends on how much you ingested, other medicines you are on, your age, etc. You will be fine ...Read more

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Could I die of I take 40 tablets of xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Please don't.: If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Antihistamine: Xyzal (levocetirizine) is an antihistamine that is like zyrtec and
atarax. The molecule of xyzal (levocetirizine) is essentially half of the molecule of zyrtec. These medicines may cause drowsiness but help reduce itching and allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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When are they going to make Xyzal generic OTC? Xyzal OTC is too expensive.

Get generic Zyrtec: = citirizine-10mg: sold OTC.
Xyzal is basically the same medication with a slight molecular change and efficacy is similar to Zyrtec. ...Read more

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Hello, Dr. I've been taking a. 25mg tablet of Xyzal every night for the last several months. Five days ago, I started to experience crippling depr?

Hello, Dr. I've been taking a. 25mg tablet of Xyzal every night for the last several months. Five days ago, I started to experience crippling depr?

?: Did you mean half a tablet of xyzal (levocetirizine)? and you started to experience crippling depression? if so, please stop taking it right away, and seek professional help, either your primary doctor or your psychiatrist, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take xyzal and Nyquil together?

The combination will: Give you an excessive dose of antihistamine which could result in adverse events. Just take one or the other as directed on the package. ...Read more

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Can I take xyzal and meclizine together?

The Drugs. Com: drug interaction showed potential for moderate interactions between meclizine &
Xyzal (levocetirizine). It may increase risk for dizziness, drowsiness, & difficulty concentrating. ...Read more

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Could xyzal (levocetirizine) be addictive?

No: They are not physiologically addictive, like the opiates can be for example. ...Read more

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Are there any major side effects from xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) is zyrtec: All the same as zyrec-- drowsiness in about 13%, dry mouth in a few, urinary hesitancy is possible in older men, mostly. ...Read more

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I took Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Nyquil on accident, am I going to be okay?

Not enough info: 1st, there are many "Nyquil" products available so it's not clear to me which you took. Of note, most newer antihistamines (like Xyzal) can still interact w/older ones (like diphenhydraine) by making you sleepier. However, even more important is quantity consumed, since it's possible to overdose w/either. Best to call Poison Control w/details. Or go to ER. Check out http://goo. Gl/d6NHg6 for info ...Read more

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Can I take xyzal even though I have taken pressing (loratadine 10) 6 hours ago?

Can I take xyzal even though I have taken pressing (loratadine 10) 6 hours ago?

No: Laratadine 10mgm is to be taken every 24 hours. You just took it 6 hours ago. The Maximum daily dose of Claritin sometimes prescribed by Allergists is 20mgm. But according to FDA we can not advice you to take Loratadine and Xyzal same day, and it will cause too much dryness. It is always better to add a steroid nasal spray like Flonase nasal spray if you need added relief ...Read more

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Half dose of galitifen (ketotifen)at mootning and half of xyzal (levocetirizine) at night?

Half dose of galitifen (ketotifen)at mootning and half of xyzal (levocetirizine) at night?

What's the question?: Don't unknow whether you are making a statement or asking a question. What is the reason for taking this combination? In general, I would reverse the time on taking these drugs since ketotifen is far more sedating than xyzal (levocetirizine) for most people. ...Read more

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Can I take xyzal (levocetirizine) and amitripyline every day a few hrs apart from each other? Both low doses.

Can I take xyzal (levocetirizine) and amitripyline every day a few hrs apart from each other? Both low doses.

Drugs interaction: Combination might increase risk of of CNS depression and side effects of amytriptyline but it is usually safe when you start with a low dose of Amitriptyline and increase as tolerated. Please have your doctor monitor your symptoms. ...Read more

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If I don't take Xyzal every day, my whole body would itch without any visible cause (12+ yr). I also have "skin writing" disorder. What is this?

If I don't take Xyzal every day, my whole body would itch without any visible cause (12+ yr). I also have "skin writing" disorder. What is this?

Atypical Dermatitis: You appear to have sensitive skin, especially with your "Skin Writing" disorder. An Atypical allergic pruritic dermatitis is most likely, especially since you need to take the medication, to help treat the allergic component and decrease your symptoms. A good dermatologist and or allergist/immunologist could do testing to possibly define your condition further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does xyzal (levocetirizine) work on hives?

Yes: Any antihistamine should. If it is not working, talk to your doctor who may recommend you increase it to up to 4 times a day, add "h2 blockers" like ranitidine, add singulair, (montelukast) etc. ...Read more

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Xyzal (levocetirizine) the same as zyrtec?

Xyzal (levocetirizine) the same as zyrtec?

Close: Xyzal (levocetirizine) (levo-cetirizine) is the r-isomer, of zyrtec (cetirizine). Medications are usually a combination of r + s (called racemic). Typically only the r side contributes to the clinically meaningful action of the drug. So, the companies have been able to separate the active r side from the inactive s- side. This means it may be as or more effective at half the dose. ...Read more

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Can I take xyzal and amoxicillin together?

Can I take xyzal and amoxicillin together?

Sounds ok: A person who has no problems taking levocetirizine (Xyzal) by itself, and who has no problems taking amoxicillin (Amoxil) by itself, should also have no problem taking levocetirizine and amoxicillin together. The two medications do not have noticeable interactions with one another. ...Read more

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Can I take xyzal and hydrocodone at the same time?

Can I take xyzal and hydrocodone at the same time?

Take the lowest dose: They both can cause drowsiness, dizziness, motor impairment and respiratory depression. If you need to take both of them, you should take the lowest effective doses. Try to get off of hydrocodone once the indication for it has resolved. ...Read more

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Could I take xyzal (levocetirizine) with claritin?

Could I take xyzal (levocetirizine) with claritin?

Yes: Antihistamine is safe even with 4x the average daily dose. The major side effects would be dry mouth and drowsiness (the latter much less common if one uses the non-sedating type). I. ...Read more

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Can I take Claritin with my xyzal (levocetirizine)?

Unlikely to help: For nasal allergies adding Claritin to xyzal (levocetirizine) would be unlikely to have much of additional effect. Rarely for hives it can have an additive effect. ...Read more

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I am on zyflo, will xyzal help? Big price difference

Completely different: Zyflo is a potent leukotriene blocker (a chemical that cells use for communication) normally reserved for people with severe asthma.
Xyzal is an antihistamine (closely related to zytrec) and has no effect in asthma ...Read more

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What are allegra and xyzal (levocetirizine) used for?

Allergies: Allegra and xyzal are two different types of antihistamines. They are called non sedating antihistamines as older antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause drowsiness in some people. The entire class of medicines are used to treat allergies or allergic reactions. ...Read more

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How long does xyzal (levocetirizine) drowsiness last for?

Up to 24 hours: But for most 8 hours. With continued daily use you should feel less drowsy each day. The problem is that antihistamines that cause sedation also slow reaction times. While the sedative properties diminish with time the effect of reaction time does not. You just may feel as though you are fully alert because you are no longer sleepy. This can increase the risk of accidents. ...Read more

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Levocetirizine (Definition)

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and allergies like runny nose, stuffy ...Read more