- Are Zyrtec and Xyzal the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Zyrtec?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Xyzal?
- What is Zyrtec?
- What is Xyzal?
- What Drugs Interact with Zyrtec?
- What Drugs Interact with Xyzal?
- How Should Zyrtec Be Taken?
- How Should Xyzal Be Taken?
Are Zyrtec and Xyzal the Same Thing?
Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) and Xyzal (levocetirizine dihydrochloride) antihistamines that treat symptoms such as itching, runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing from hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and other allergies, such as allergies to molds and dust mites. Both Zyrtec and Xyzal are available over-the-counter (OTC).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Zyrtec?
Common side effects of Zyrtec include:
- tired feeling,
- dry mouth,
- sore throat,
- constipation, or
In children, side effects of Zyrtec include:
The side effect of sleepiness may occur when taking Zyrtec, so do not drive a car or operate potentially dangerous machinery.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Xyzal?
Common side effects of Xyzal include:
- tired feeling,
- stuffy nose,
- sinus pain,
- sore throat,
- dry mouth, or
- weight gain
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effecs of Xyzal including:
- nosebleeds (especially in a child),
- pain or fullness in your ear,
- hearing problems,
- numbness or tingling around your lips or mouth,
- yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice),
- painful or difficult urination,
- dark-colored urine,
- foul-smelling stools,
- stomach pain, or
- loss of appetite
What is Zyrtec?
What is Xyzal?
What Drugs Interact With Zyrtec?
Zyrtec may interact with alcohol, other medicines that make you sleepy (such as other cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety).
What Drugs Interact With Xyzal?
Xyzal may interact with alcohol, other medicines that make you sleepy (such as other cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). Xyzal may also interact with ritonavir or theophylline.
How Should Zyrtec Be Taken?
How Should Xyzal Be Taken?
Xyzal is available as 2.5 mg/5 mL (0.5 mg/mL) oral solution and as 5 mg breakable (scored) tablets, allowing for the administration of 2.5 mg, if needed. Xyzal can be taken without regard to food consumption.
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