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User Reviews for Levocetirizine to treat Urticaria

Also known as: Xyzal, Xyzal Allergy 24HR

Levocetirizine has an average rating of 7.7 out of 10 from a total of 48 ratings for the treatment of Urticaria. 73% of those users who reviewed Levocetirizine reported a positive effect, while 17% reported a negative effect.

Levocetirizine Rating Summary

7.7/10 average rating

48 ratings from 51 user reviews.

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Reviews for Levocetirizine

Jimbo · Taken for less than 1 month April 3, 2021

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “Worst anti-histamine ever. It clears up sinuses and even some post-nasal drip, but it makes one extremely tired and achy the next day. Not motivated to do anything. I took it 3 days, never again.”

1 / 10
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Vij November 11, 2020

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “Wonderful relief after started Xyzal .First 2 days I was feeling drowsy. After 5 days medicine (Twice daily) I feel 80% relief .”

9 / 10
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Adelina Alapizco · Taken for less than 1 month August 28, 2020

“My experience with this medicine levocetirizine is sleeping all day dizzy, weight gain, l don’t recommend this medicine”

3 / 10
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Windsicle · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 3, 2019

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have suffered from hives as well as intense itching without rash for 15+ years. It is getting worse with age (I'm 34). Touching random objects, anything laying on or against my extremities, heat, etc. Went to allergist finally as I thought I was having severe food allergies - they diagnosed me with urticaria, turns out I have no allergies, just 'reactions'. I told them antihistamines have never worked for me, but they said with this condition it may be needed up to 4 times a day. I started with zyrtec twice a day, which helped but I was too sleepy. I have been on 1.5 xyzal am, 1 pm for over a month now and am mostly itch free for the first time I can remember. Can't believe OTC medication was all I needed for this endless nightmare.”

9 / 10
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Lot · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 26, 2020

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have a chronic urticaria that is triggered by fluorquinolones. Xyzal works almost instantly to calm the pruritus, however the sleepinss makes me drink five coffees per day to function. Hope I will be able to get off it pretty soon.”

9 / 10
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YusY September 2, 2015

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “If ever there is an award for the most irritating/embarassing illness, urticaria would (must?) definitely be a contender. Diagnosed with chronic urticaria about a month ago, and suffered immensely (redundancy at play here :). Nothing really worked, until a dermatologist prescribed Xyzal about a week ago. Told to drop all forms of medication - anti-histamines and ALL supplements, among others - and just take Xyzal. Hives acted up on first two days but have been free (almost) of hives for five days. Early days, but keeping fingers crossed that this will be a permanent solution. Will update.”

8 / 10
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coriiic · Taken for 5 to 10 years December 9, 2014

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “This medication is excellent! I have had horrible angioedema (a type of urticaria where the hives form under the skin) since I was ten years old from an autoimmune disease and have gone through several different medications, but this once has worked the most effectively. And I can tell how well it works because when I forget to take it, the hives show up within about 12 hours after the missed dose and once I remember to take the missed dose, within about two hours, it feels as though I never had angioedema at all.”

10 / 10
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alyiov June 4, 2017

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I suffered from hives caused by friction, sunlight, temperature change, exercise, and showering for over 10 years, getting increasingly worse as I got older. I hardly had a life -- I couldn't exercise or go outside without breaking out in painful, burning hives. Claritin, Zyrtec and Benadryl only helped a little. When I was finally prescribed Xyzal by an allergist my life was changed! As long as I take it every day, I rarely get hives. I still get some if I run or am in the sun without sunscreen, but aside from that, I'm free! I am so thankful for Xyzal, and no longer living in fear every day being ruined by hives. The first few days I was drowsy, so I take it only at night.”

9 / 10
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Janee · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 13, 2019

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I decided to try Xyzal when I was unable to calm the itching I have. A full tablet seemed to really dry me out. I was thrilled to see the tablets are scored! The this means that it has the same dose on each side of the score. Much greater experience taking half. Lots of people don't know that is reason it is scored. Half a Xyzal helps so much! The cost is better when you have twice the dose in a bottle!! I'm really glad it's available.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous September 8, 2008

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have suffered from hives for almost a year now. I have tried every antihistamine on the market and was almost about to give up ever finding something that could help relieve the hives. Finally my doctor put me on Xyzal and it is the only antihistamine that has ever worked for me. I've tried some other medicines and none of them seem to do anything. Since I have been on the Xyzal I have hardly had any outbreaks and if I do I hardly ever suffer from severe itching and discomfort. I've been taking it everyday now for almost 4 months with no serious side effects. I would recommend that anyone suffering from chronic urticaria try Xyzal.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 25, 2011

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have had hives my entire life. I finally saw an allergist and he did tests. He took me off of all medicines and put me on Xyzal. I took the Xyzal three times and I have not had a hive since. Seriously. I had my first hives at 4 months and had hives everyday for forty six years. I do not know what Xyzal did but it fixed me. I stopped taking Claritin and Benadryl and Zyrtec. Took Xyzal for three days. It made me VERY sleepy. I can't even take a normal Benadryl dose without falling asleep, though. I had to take liquid Benadryl, one teaspoon, if I wanted to stay awake. I slept twelve hours with my first dose of Xyzal and about 8 hours with the two successive doses. Then, I never had a hive again.”

10 / 10
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Adim7 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 3, 2018

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “Xyzal is horrible. I’ve spent the last 4 years of my life suffering due to side effects of antihistamines. These drugs are all the same thing. They make you feel annoyed, depressed, anxious, exhausted, dizzy, and just like absolute garbage! I thought xyzal, being the “newer and better” drug it was marketed to be, would be the miracle to save my life. However, it wasn’t. This drug is just as bad as the rest, possibly even worse. Also, keep in mind that xyzal is no different than Zyrtec. It’s literally just the left half of Zyrtec, the part of it that actually works. It’s the same drug. If Zyrtec sucks for you, xyzal will too. Honestly I’m gonna go back to claritin. It doesn’t stop my hives completely but I am at least not a psychotic depressed maniac on it.”

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VMR · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 12, 2018

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I developed Hives after gallbladder surgery. Benedryl worked on the surface for about 8 months. Then I went to an allergist and she had me stop all meds for allergies. That night I thought I was going to die. Lips were swollen eyes were and I didn't sleep. The next morning was back at the dr. and was nebulized in the office for 4 hours. She prescribed Zyzal 10 mg at night, and Singulair in the morning as needed. Worked wonderfully. I can played around with dosage taking at night. I can go 1 night without it and I have to take it the next night. 72 hours with out a dosage and I will have a breakout start. Told the Dr. that I will take this the rest of my life, and I don't mind.”

10 / 10
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patient 712 · Taken for less than 1 month August 10, 2015

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I broke out in itchy red welts that the doctor first thought was insect bites. It continued even after I stayed indoors. I also have alopecia ariata which is auto immune. I took xyzal and after just 2 days, the itching and welts lessened and by day 5 I did not form any more welts.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous August 16, 2009

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I suffered for a year with Uticaria. I tried steriods and several other allergy medications. To no avail. Finally after seeing many Doctors, one gave me Xyzal to try. The first day I took it I had almost immeadiate relief. My hives, swelling of joints and what I called "attacks" (could not stop sneezing, feeling my throat close and face start to swell up) all but disappeared. I have been taking Xyzal daily for almost 2 years and have experienced no side effects whatsoever. It gave me my life back.”

9 / 10
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Estelle A. February 23, 2011

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “It has been 2 years since I've suffered with Chronic Hives. Like many on this board, nothing has worked. After a severe outbreak of hives, and a visit to my Doctor, he put me on Xyzal. I can say I'm about 95% hive free. I still have some hives but they're not as many or as large. It is very early with this treatment to say that it will continue this way. But, for the first time, I am hopeful. I will return to this forum to give updates.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous December 4, 2012

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “Hives and itchy skin and very bad hand itch that cased to to scratch. I used to get them every other day for 2-3 hours I used to lock myself in the room and itch and itch and itch then. I was told about Xyzal from my father-in-law. Life is so good with Xyzal. I only wish this medicine is known to more people who suffer from itch and hives that make life so painful. But when Medicine like Xyzal is created. It's very good medicine that can cure allergies or itchy skin. I just take one tablet every 2 days and sleep like baby and feel the best next mooring.”

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Anonymous October 7, 2009

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have had Severe Chronic Hives for a little over a year. So many Allergists/Immunologists gave me everything including XYZAL (but once a day combined with other medicines) did very little to help. A Dermatologist said to stop all other and take XYZAL in morning and night and now my Hives are 95% cleared. I'm am at a point were I feel the hives are manageable and I can work without the heavy AntiHistimines that make me so Groggy.”

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MLB0609 June 25, 2009

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have had chronic hives for a year and a half. It's awful. I have been taking Xyzal for almost a year now. Xyzal works to eliminate the itching and rashes, but it makes me very tired. If I take it during the day I feel tired. If I take it before bed I have difficulty waking up and getting started. It also makes me feel down, just not myself. I have not found anything better to help with my rash outbreaks so I do continue to use it.”

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AudriJay August 27, 2016

“I developed severe allergies to several types of plants that grow in my state. I have severe hives throughout my entire body day and night for months on end. My allergist prescribed Xyzal and within a day or two my hives were 95% gone. I still get one or two here and there, but not as badly as before. I think this medication is perfect for those who suffer from urticaria.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous May 13, 2010

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have suffered from hives for over 30 years. No medicine helped. I had them for 3 years straight, 24/7. My hives have come back about 4 different times, lasting up to a year. I have been on Xyzal for about 2 months. I take Benadryl, then an hour later I will take the Xyzal. I take Benadryl at bedtime. This is the first time in the 30 years that I feel they are under control. For anyone with chronic hives, its worth a shot. I have no side effects as of yet. They do not make me tired either.”

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Ruby · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 25, 2018

“I’ve have suffered with rash and hives for 15+ years seen lots of doctors and hospital appointment when first started suffering but told didn’t know what I have so I just had to put up with it. Over the years it got worse to the point I had to avoid doing a lot of things. Then 2 moths ago I had an appointment with a dermatologist and she told me I have urticaria chronic cold hives I was prescribed levocetirizine 5mg which I take 4 tablets in morning and montelukask 10mg which I take 1 tablet at night and I haven’t suffered since for me that is amazing I’m able to do things again”

10 / 10
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Sick of Hives... January 22, 2011

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have been suffering with Auto Immune Chronic Urticaria with Angioedema since August 2010. I am so over these HIVES. I was also diagnosed with a mild case of (ITP) Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) in August as well. Since then I have been on a roller coaster with these hives. One day I am hive free, the next day I wake up with swollen lips then a few days later my arms, back and legs are covered in hives. Since August I have been on Benadryl, Atarax, Singular, Zantac, Zyrtec, Claratin, methylprednisolone just to name a few. A few days ago I looked on the internet and saw Xyzal. I immediately called my allergist and asked for it. I couldn%u2019t believe that it was $113.99 for 30 tabs. It was worth a try. Today is day number three on the medication and I do notice a BIG difference. I still have a few hives here and there but overall, it is a LIFE SAVER to me. I have not noticed any major side effects so far. I have been a little drowsy and I am shocked at that because NOTHING makes me sleepy. I have a feeling my Hubby will have to put this one in the budget! ”

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all gone July 29, 2014

“At first I thought it was another case of poison ivy but it would not go away. After a month I went to the Doctor. He prescribed Levocetirizine. It went away the first day. I go off it for a week and when the conditions starts again I take the prescription and it immediately goes away! Amazing!”

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Leighusa · Taken for less than 1 month October 24, 2013

“I have been taking Levocetirizine for my hives now for 15 days and all this medication does is put me to sleep. I still have hives and have had uticaria since July 2013. I am seeing an allergist and she put me on prednisone and I have had at leat five differernt prescriptions of this drug that is not really good for you but the only prescription steroid that keeps the hives away. I know this is a very bad drug if taken for a long time, but it truly is the only drug that get rid of my hives, but when I am done with prednisone hives back in 12 hours. Levocetirizine, I see nothing for getting rid of hives and all this drug does is make me sleepy. What a battle this is. :-(”

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Polly · Taken for less than 1 month May 31, 2019

“It is so helpful to read of other people's experiences with this medication. I have just been prescribed this along with 10mg of Montelukust due to chronic spontaneous urticaria which has had a hugely negative impact on my life. It's a daily occurrence, without warning..there it is! Reading people's positive accounts has given me some hope. I will preserve with this medication. Unless you have experienced what this condition does you will never understand. Thank you to those that have shared. Also do some research on high dosage of vitamin D supplements for CSU ”

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lrollins62 July 18, 2014

“I developed Solar Urticaria a few years back, (allergies to the sun) and I've tried everything from Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec, Allegra and cortisone cremes and none of them have worked. The doctor finally gave me some samples of Xyzal and I noticed 98% change. I don't take them everyday but if I know I will be out in the sun for an extended amount of time, I will take one before leaving home and it last for 24 hrs. If I am in direct sunlight on a really hot day for extended hours I will still break out in hives but not as bad as I would if I didn't take anything. It doesn't make me drowsy at all as some have indicated. I am so relieved to have found this medicine. Without insurance it can be very expensive. I wish it was sold over the counter.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous December 9, 2009

Xyzal (levocetirizine): “I have suffered with severe hives for more than 8 years. About one year ago my fourth doctor discovered I had H-Pylori. After treatment I remained hive free for almost 8 months. This summer minor reoccurances started back but are controlled with one Xyzal at night, not 100% effective but close to 85%.”

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