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Levocetirizine (Xyzal)

Also known as Xyzal

Levocetirizine (as levocetirizine dihydrochloride) is a third-generation non-sedative antihistamine, developed from the second-generation antihistamine cetirizine. Chemically, levocetirizine is the active enantiomer of cetirizine. It is the R-enantiomer of the cetirizine racemate. Levocetirizine works by blocking histamine receptors. It does not prevent the actual release of histamine from mast cells, but prevents it binding to its receptors. This in turn prevents the release of other allergy chemicals and increased blood supply to the area, and provides relief from the typical symptoms of hay fever.

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Estimated Total Cost: $83.83 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed levocetirizine to treat seasonal allergies (hay fever), chronic sinusitis, contact dermatitis, and allergic reaction.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking levocetirizine most commonly experience side effects like headache, pain, and abdominal pain.

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