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Xyzal is an oral tablet made up of an antihistamine called levocetirizine. We carry the brand choice Xyzal and its generic alternative in 5mg!
Xyzal is used to relieve symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, itching eyes/nose, and sneezing caused by allergies. It may also help treat itching and swellings associated with chronic urticaria (hives).
Xyzal (levocetirizine) is effective at treating allergy symptoms because it is able to reduce the actions of histamines in the body that are the cause of these reactions.
Always follow directions given to you by your doctor. Most prescription labels have the directions written on them for your convenience. Taking more of this medication will not make it more effective; only take the amount prescribed to you.
Take this medication in the evening, with or without food, as directed by your doctor. Your dosage will be based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment; children dosages are based on age.
Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
Do not use Xyzal (levocetirizine)
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to levocetirizine or cetirizine, or if you have end-stage kidney disease or if you are on dialysis. Children younger than 12 years old with kidney disease should not use this product. Children under 6 months should not use this product.
Do not use this medication if you are also breast feeding.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Before starting treatment, tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, liver disease, urination problems, or gallbladder problems.
This medication is not expected to harm an unborn baby however that does not mean it is not possible. Speak to your doctor before using Xyzal if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant.
Common side effects of Xyzal (levocetirizine) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Xyzal (levocetirizine) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
an ear infection - ear pain or full feeling, trouble hearing, drainage from the ear, fussiness in a child.
What should I avoid while being treated with Xyzal?
You should avoid driving or doing other hazardous activities until you understand how this medication affects you; your reactions could be impaired when under the influence of Xyzal.
What drugs may interact with levocetirizine (Xyzal)?
The important drug interactions to know about are mixing Xyzal with either ritonavir or theophylline; using these may cause serious drowsiness.
What is the average dose for an adult with allergies?
The average dose for an adult with allergies is 5mg taken once in the evening; some patients may only need 2.5mg per day.
What if I miss a dose?
Take the miss dose as soon as you remember or skip it if your next dose is approaching soon. Do not attempt to make up for a miss dose by doubling up on dosages.
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