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.

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I have hives from an unknown cause. I am taking 1 xyzal (levocetirizine) daily. I am planning for pregnancy. Is it safe?

Probably. Xyzal (levocetirizine) is listed as a class b drug. That means that it does not cause birth anomalies or miscarriage in laboratory animals & there are no reports of such problems in infants of mothers who took xyzal while pregnant. Ethically clinical studies of drugs cannot be performed in pregnant women. Class b is the safest level we have. The decision to use is yours with your ob's guidance. Read more...
Still needed? Perhaps you can safely stop taking xyzal (levocetirizine). Hives may be acute (lasting <6 weeks), chronic (>6 weeks) or intermittent (acute but once in a while). Chronic hives last for months to years. Sometimes they resolve for unknown reasons. Only way to know is to withhold xyzal (levocetirizine) for a day or so to see if hives return. If they don't you may be able to avoid this drug. Check with your doctor before you stop. Read more...

Are a few hives & facial heat, flushing reasons to go to the ER or call 911? I didn't know what I was reacting to but was fine after taking xyzal (levocetirizine).

Hive flushing. If you were fine, i don't think a trip to the er is necessary. More severe symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, low blood pressure or throat swelling would be concerns that need to be addressed at the er. I recommend you see and allergist/immunologist and consider getting an epipen, (epinephrine) Adrenaclick or Auvi-Q for anaphylaxis treatment. Read more...