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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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Xyzal (Definition)

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


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

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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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)?

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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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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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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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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Levocetirizine (Definition)

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