Xyzal Side Effects

Although most people do not experience any problems when taking Xyzal, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects include drowsiness, fatigue, and coughing. In most cases, these side effects are minor and are easily treated. However, you should notify your healthcare provider right away if you develop more serious side effects of Xyzal, such as severe drowsiness or signs of an allergic reaction.

An Introduction to Xyzal Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Xyzal® (levocetirizine dihydrochloride). However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Xyzal. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Xyzal side effects with you.)

Common Xyzal Side Effects

Xyzal has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which the side effects of a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to the side effects of another group not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Xyzal included:
  • Drowsiness -- in up to 6 percent of people
  • The common cold -- up to 6 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 4 percent
  • Fever -- up to 4 percent
  • Coughing -- up to 3 percent
  • Dry mouth -- up to 2 percent
  • Sore throat -- up to 2 percent
  • Nose bleeds -- up to 2 percent.
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