FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: XYZAL

User Comments:


For Allergies “I started taking this medication less than a month ago for seasonal allergies since my daily Zyrtec was not effective. I took the 1st dose before bed and it was great at helping me sleep better and I felt great the next day; symptoms weren’t 100% gone but much better. Then after a few weeks, the effect wasn’t as great as Zyrtec (when it worked) and then came the side effects. Despite giving relief and improvement to already good sleep in the beginning, a month in, my allergies have gotten worse, I have possible side effects (grogginess all day, lack of appetite, malaise, scratchy throat & fatigue). Heading to 2nd doc visit today and NOT continuing this med considering this is the only medication I am on and despite having allergies felt far better before being on it.”

DB (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 12, 2018


For Allergic Rhinitis “I was hopeful that Xyzal would be the life changing allergy medicine I’ve been searching for. The first dose I took at bedtime, woke up to less allergy symptoms but as the day went on my mood went downhill… easily irritated, grumpy, depressed and crying. This is so opposite of my typical mood. Took second dose thinking it was just PMS or something, woke up dreading my day and more congested. The gloomy feeling is still there and after reading side affects I’m certain it’s the Xyzal. I don’t tolerate Zyrtec or Allegra either, but when you’re recovering from your 3rd sinus infection in 2 months you search for the best remedy. My daughter who has year round allergies took a dose at bedtime too, by morning it was as if she hadn’t taken anything. Gave her another dose (5ml) and the poor thing was exhausted at school, could barely keep her eyes open. Back to Claritin for me and Zyrtec for her. You truly have to try them all to see what works for you. This one tho is getting tossed.”

Hizwify February 22, 2018


For Allergies “Started taking it in 2017 after the owl ads on TV. It does work, and it does produce a mild tiredness hangover effect the next day -though it is less pronounced than benadryl’s next day hangover. I took one tablet a day for a month and started noticing the hangover getting stronger, so I cut down to half a tablet. I started noticing a very quick and aggressive angry response from me to any type of provocation or annoyance—-yikes! I stopped taking it immediately after noticing this side effect after 2 months of taking it. I now take a 1/4 tablet with a mucinex, when allergies flare up, and this seems to work better with no pronounced anger or hangover.”

J. Keith February 14, 2018


For Allergies “I have been taking Allegra for 25 years for allergies and asthma and the doctor recommended I switch to Xyzal. I only purchased a small package of 8 because I wanted to make sure I did not have any adverse side effects. Many years ago I had taken Zyrtec and had horrible dreams at night. Well last night was my 7th day on xyzal and my dreams were horrible. I woke up screaming at one point because I thought someone was attacking me and my boyfriend in the bed. As far as allergy symptoms go, this helped tremendously. But I cannot handle those kinds of dreams and feeling like I am not getting sound sleep. I will have to go back to my Allegra.”

CmT.facepainter February 9, 2018


For Allergies “This drug was fantastic at kicking my allergies to the curb. It even kept my eczema flares at bay and my skin was completely clear. I was very excited about this OTC drug until…Every night I had vivid dreams and woke up drenched in sweat. Low and behold the dreams and the sweats stopped as soon as I stopped taking this drug. I tried halving with no luck. I talked with a few pharmacists and they’ve not heard this report before but I thought I’d prove well to tell others. It may not be enough for some people to stop taking Xyzal but I could not handle it. It is in the same class as Zyrtec which I can tolerate so this was strange.Still I am sad because it is a very good allergy drug and why I rate it highly.”

East coast Elizabeth January 7, 2018


For Urticaria “perfect for chronic idiopathic urticaria”

Alan4744 December 1, 2017

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