5.9/ 7 average rating with 16 reviewsforXyzal

Xyzal
Alternatives

(Levocetirizine)

Xyzal (Levocetirizine)

Prescription only

Allegra (Fexofenadine)

Prescription or OTC
1 of 5 alternatives
Treats allergy symptoms.

Xyzal (Levocetirizine) is good for treating allergy symptoms, but it can cause drowsiness.

Treats allergy symptoms.

Allegra (Fexofenadine) relieves allergy symptoms without making you feel drowsy.

Upsides
  • Xyzal (Levocetirizine) is taken once a day to help with allergy symptoms.
  • Available as a generic in both liquid and tablets.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Children can take lower doses of Xyzal (Levocetirizine).
  • Relieves allergy symptoms, like sneezing, runny nose, and itching.
  • Approved to be used in kids and adults age 6 months and older.
  • Won't make you feel drowsy like some antihistamine medicines.
  • Available over-the-counter without a prescription.
  • Comes in many forms, such as a tablet, liquid, or quick-dissolving tablet.
  • It's okay to take with most other medications since it has very few interactions.
Downsides
  • Can cause drowsiness.
  • Don't take Xyzal (Levocetirizine) if you have poor kidney function.
  • Xyzal (Levocetirizine) is similar to Zyrtec, another allergy medication, so if you can't take Zyrtec, you won't be able to take Xyzal (Levocetirizine).
  • For some people, the effects Allegra (Fexofenadine) has on allergies will wear off over time.
  • May not work as well as the first-generation antihistamines, like diphenhydramine (Benadryl).
  • The dose needs to be adjusted for people with kidney problems.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Dissolving tablet
  • Liquid
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Reviews
16 
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think this treatment is worth it
88%
think this treatment works well
13%
think this treatment is a hassle

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24 
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think this treatment is worth it
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Side effects
7possible side effects
  • Somnolence
    6%
  • Nasopharyngitis
    4%
  • Fatigue
    4%
  • Pyrexia
    4%
  • Cough
    3%
  • Dry Mouth
    2%
  • Epistaxis
    2%
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4possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    2%
  • Back Pain
    2%
  • Stomach Discomfort
    2%
  • Pain in extremity
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Increased side effects

    Current kidney problems

  • Increased side effects

    Age 65 or older

  • Urinary retention or blockage

    Enlarged prostate

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Driving impairment

    Taking with alcohol

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Brain damage from too much phenylalanine

    History of phenylketonuria (PKU)

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