Xyzal vs Zyrtec

Xyzal
(Rx)
Zyrtec
(OTC)
Xyzal is a systemic antihistamine.
Zyrtec is a systemic antihistamine.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Allergy
3.5
Concern level
1.8
Helpfulness
for Allergy
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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May 25, 2007
September 27, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
2,788 Discussions
71,064 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Hives
#4 for Eczema
Xyzal is prescribed for Allergy and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Allergy
#2 for Itching
#3 for Hives
#4 for Rash
#6 for Eczema
#7 for Congestion
Zyrtec is approved for Allergy and Itching and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Hives, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Xyz
Weight Gain
7
Depression
7
Migraines
4
Dry Mouth
4
Wheezing
3
Ear Infection
3
High Blood Pressure
3
Diabetes
2
Watery Eyes
2
Hair Loss
2
Zyr
Weight Gain
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Weight Loss
2
Dry Mouth
2
Nose Bleeds
1
Mood Swings
1
Behavior Problems
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Eyes
1
Tachycardia
1
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Xyzal
Xyz
Zyrtec
Zyr
Weight Gain
Xyz
Zyr
7
4
Depression
Xyz
Zyr
7
0
Migraines
Xyz
Zyr
4
0
Dry Mouth
Xyz
Zyr
4
2
Wheezing
Xyz
Zyr
3
0
Ear Infection
Xyz
Zyr
3
0
High Blood Pressure
Xyz
Zyr
3
0
Diabetes
Xyz
Zyr
2
0
Watery Eyes
Xyz
Zyr
2
0
Hair Loss
Xyz
Zyr
2
0
Weight Gain
Zyr
Xyz
4
7
Withdrawal Symptoms
Zyr
Xyz
4
0
Weight Loss
Zyr
Xyz
2
0
Dry Mouth
Zyr
Xyz
2
4
Nose Bleeds
Zyr
Xyz
1
0
Mood Swings
Zyr
Xyz
1
0
Behavior Problems
Zyr
Xyz
1
0
Nightmares
Zyr
Xyz
1
0
Dry Eyes
Zyr
Xyz
1
0
Tachycardia
Zyr
Xyz
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Xyzal during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Zyrtec during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Xyzal and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Zyrtec and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill, Syrup
Dosages
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Solution: 2.5 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 5 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Capsule: 10 mg
Solution: 1 mg/mL
Syrup: 1 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride
Cetirizine Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Xyzal and Zyrtec: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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