What is Xyzal?
Xyzal is an antihistamine that is used to reduce symptoms triggered by hay fever and allergy. Antihistamines work by reducing the production of a natural substance called histamine, which is created by your body in response to an allergic reaction. It is also available as a generic version Levocetirizine.
How does Xyzal work?
Xyzal works by blocking histamine that is produced by the body in response to an allergic reaction. It is an effective hay fever and allergy treatment.
How long does it take to work?
It starts working one after hour after it is taken. The antihistamine effects of Xyzal usually last for about 24 hours.
Do I need a prescription for Xyzal?
You require a prescription to purchase Xyzal, as this item cannot be bought over the counter.
What is Xyzal 5mg used for?
Xyzal is used to alleviate the symptoms related to allergic conditions, chronic allergic rhinitis (including persistent allergic rhinitis), itchy skin caused by insect bites or nettle stings (urticaria/hives), hay fever and year-round allergies (such as dust or pet allergies).
Will Xyzal tablets make me drowsy?
Xyzal may cause drowsiness in a small number of people, although it is classified as a non-drowsy antihistamine.
What happens if I take more Xyzal than I should?
Taking more than one tablet will not make it more effective. If you take more it than you should, you may experience the following symptoms: confusion, diarrhoea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, feeling unwell, dilation of the pupils, itching, restlessness, drowsiness, sleepiness, fast heartbeat, shaking and difficulty passing urine. Contact your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
What should I do if I forget to take Xyzal?
If you miss a dose of Xyzal, do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. Skip this dose and ensure the next tablet is taken on time.
What happens if I stop taking Xyzal?
If you stop taking Xyzal, you are unlikely to experience side effects. You may start to experience symptoms of hay fever or allergy again.
When should I not use Xyzal?
You should not use Xyzal if:
- You are allergic to levocetirizine or to other antihistamines (such as Cetirizine hydroxyzine) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, which can be found here.
- You suffer from severe kidney failure
- You have a rare inherited blood disorder (porphyria)
- You suffer from Epilepsy
You may still be able to use levocetirizine, but you should check with your doctor or pharmacist beforehand. If you are taking any medication, you should also check with your doctor or pharmacist.
What is the difference between Xyzal and levocetirizine?
Xyzal is the branded version of levocetirizine. They both contain the same active ingredient, levocetirizine dihydrochloride.