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Might there a good allergy medication similar to xyzal (levocetirizine) or Claritin that doesn't cause weight gain?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Cetirizine (Zyrtec)

Zyrtec 10 mg contains 5 mg of xyzal (levocetirizine) and 5 mg of an inactive mirror-image of xyzal (levocetirizine).
If xyzal (levocetirizine) doesn't make you gain weight neither will zyrtec.

In brief: Cetirizine (Zyrtec)

Zyrtec 10 mg contains 5 mg of xyzal (levocetirizine) and 5 mg of an inactive mirror-image of xyzal (levocetirizine).
If xyzal (levocetirizine) doesn't make you gain weight neither will zyrtec.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Zyrtec/cetirizine

Cetirizine (generic form of zyrtec) is about as effective as xyzal (levocetirizine) and more effective than Claritin without weight gain listed as a side-effect on package insert.

In brief: Zyrtec/cetirizine

Cetirizine (generic form of zyrtec) is about as effective as xyzal (levocetirizine) and more effective than Claritin without weight gain listed as a side-effect on package insert.
Dr. Martin Ostro
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