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Xyzal

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Other Names: Levocetirizine

Zyrtec

OTC
/ 57,600 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 2,042 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 57,600 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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 L-enantiomer ... Read more on Wikipedia
Cetirizine , a second-generation antihistamine, is a major metabolite of hydroxyzine, and a racemic histamine H1 receptor inverse agonist used in the treatment of allergies, hay fever,and urticaria... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Tord
May 2, 2014
Tord wrote
Zyrtec is way better that the low price shit cetrizine
Lots of times with many not all but many of the generic brands don't use as much of the active ingredient to save $$$$ for the drug companies. This mainly happens with prescription drugs and not OTC meds. That's probably y the generic does not work as well for u.
Ur friendly neighborhood pharmacist  |  August 21, 2014
Zyrtec is just a brand name. Cetirizine HCL is the chemical name. They are one and the same. Just like Advil is the brand name for Ibuprofen.
Moron  |  June 1, 2014
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By NYmom
April 4, 2014
NYmom wrote
Zyrtec is the BEST
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By Pam
March 31, 2014
Pam wrote
zyrtec
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By Gretchen
February 9, 2014
Gretchen wrote
Zyrtec is a horrible drug!!!!!!!!!!!
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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What patients are saying about Xyzal vs. Zyrtec

455 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for me but i found Xyzal even better. Its a newer zyrtec...
...It worked for me but i found Xyzal even better. Its a newer zyrtec basically, also somehow cheaper with insurance vs OTC zyrtec now, it...
my anxiety some...I switched to xyzal which is what pristiq...
...my anxiety some...I switched to xyzal which is what pristiq is to effexor.....xyzal is to zyrtec.....it helped some to releive ...all with my Gen...
except make his behavior deteriorate. Xyzal helps, but does...
...ended up getting our insurance company to authorize Xyzal--which is second generation Zyrtec--for our son. Claritin and Zyrtec didn't do much for him except make his behavior deteriorate. Xyzal...
years ago to Xyzal, works perfect for me. No side effect at...
...I have used zyrtec for years ...ago to Xyzal, works perfect for me. No side...
I think Xyzal really does work better than Zyrtec....
...really does work better than Zyrtec. I'm on it for CIU and it's getting me through finals week. It's controlling my seasonal allergies pretty well too. It really is more selective than Zyrtec....
I disagree. I think Xyzal really does work better...
...I disagree. I think Xyzal really does work better than Zyrtec. I'm on it for CIU and it's getting me through finals week. It's controlling my seasonal allergies pretty well too. It really...
Leg Syndrome incredibly bad. The Xyzal doesn't cause that...
...I've found that works for me is Xyzal (cleaned up version ...evening. I used to take Zyrtec but it makes my Restless Leg Syndrome incredibly bad. The Xyzal doesn't cause that issue. In 13 yea...
the counter meds in small packages here, no side effects...
...cetirizine type allergy meds? Zyrtec? Or the newer type levocetirizine, Xyzal the med's called here.. They are over the counter meds in small packages here, no side effects, so it's possible...
of Xyzal i now only take that! no side effects just perfect...
...is great! no sleepiness like i had with Zyrtec. I have severe ...I have taken clarital 10 mg benedryl 50 mg ...Within 2 days of Xyzal i now only take that! no side effects just perfect result...
15 years.. All I can say, for now xyzal seems to be the best...
...months.. I have tried pretty much everything over last 15 years.. All I can say, for now xyzal seems to be the best one. Zyrtec does not work very well for me anymore. I have been using Xyzal over...
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