Drug Ratings for XYZAL

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 1  Seasonal allergies Insomnia, anxiety, depression I took XYZAL for 30 days before I realized what it was doing to me. I would wake up 2 -3 hours after going to sleep and have strong feelings of anxiety and depression. The lack of sleep caused even more anxiety. I was at the point of needing anti-depressants when I figured it out. All anxiety and sleeping issues went away after two days without Xyzal. Will never take this med again. M 45 30 days
5 mg 1X D
9/29/2014

 1  Allergies and Eczema Xyzal has done wonders for my toddlers allergies and has helped to calm her Eczema. However, a week on the medicine she been having behavior issuses. From a child that was always happy, smiling and loving to a very aggressive and anxious child. The allergist said to continue the Xyzal that it had nothing to do with her behavior issues. I continue the Xyzal, but things got worse about ten minutes after I'd give her medicine she would go wild, she would scream and cry for no reason. She had started being very aggressive with other child pushing and hitting even adults. This is not my baby, she's a monster. I blew it off as a phase. Two days off the medicine I'm already seeing a change in her behavior. I'll deal with the allergies and eczema the best I can a natural way. F 2 2 months
9/19/2014
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 3  Allergies Was taking the generic Levoceterine for roughly three months and was very satisfied with the results it had on my sinus issues due to allergies. However, within those three months my sleep became very irregular, I gained 10 pounds and seemed to never be not hungry. I stopped taking the medication a few days ago and already my energy level has increased, my hunger has gone back to normal, and my sleep has become regular again. Of course my sinuses are already starting to act up ever so slightly again. I wish this med worked without those side effects because it truly did help with what I needed the help with in the first place, but not worth the weight gain. M 34 3 months
5mg 1X day
8/28/2014
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 1  hives mood swings, eating a lot more,tirdness,sleeping more, M 46 5 days
5mg 1X D
4/26/2014

 5  allergies Miracle drug, wonderful, knocked it out medicine. Highly recommend. M 16 1 days
5mg 1X D
3/14/2014
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 1  Severe Allergies Extremely tired through out entire day. Weight Gain. I have taken XYZAL for a few years. In the last 1 1/2 years I realized how tired I was all the time, how I had no energy anymore to get things done, and how foggy my thoughts were. I have 3 children and a busy schedule so I brushed this off for a long time as just being worn out at the end of my day. But about a year ago my allergist asked me how I was doing and I told him that I just seem to be getting more and more tired, have had intense headaches and could not figure out where my energy went. He asked me to stop using XYZAL and see what happens. I started feeling more energetic almost immediately. I have severe allergies at certain times through out the year and XYZAL has worked so good at helping control them. I wished I would have realized sooner that it was this medicine causing such issues in my life. And I recently put the medicine to the test - took it before getting my allergy shots. I became extremely tired driving home (about a 40min drive), wanted to sleep all day, went to bed before the entire family and woke up the next morning so groggy and tired I just wanted to go back to sleep. I will be finding an alternative to taking this medication. It's ruled my life long enough. F 43 2 years
5mg 1X D
3/7/2014
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 4  Allergies - Meniere's symptoms Fatigue, bad dreams, lethargy, increased appetite, sleeplessness, moodiness muscle fatigue, major weight gain. Xyzal ended years of suffering from Meniere's-like symptoms. But, gained 40lbs the first year. Friends/family shocked at my weight change, urged me to try other treatments. Needed a break from the persistent feelings of hunger, fatigue, nightmares, moodiness. So, quit the Xyzal for 8 months. Lost 20 lbs. Sleep and energy levels returned to normal. But, Meniere's symptoms came back too. Quickly went back on Xyzal. Meniere's symptoms went away again; ugly side-effects came back too. Gained 40+ more lbs; up 60 lbs since the beginning of 2012 (still gaining). The bad sides are so distinct that I'm convinced they are from the Xyzal. Even so, I've concluded that I'd rather be a fat guy than go deaf with severe vertigo and the risk of losing my drivers license. Still researching new treatment methods so I can get off Xyzal, though. M 45 1.8 years
10mg 1X D
10/13/2013
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 5  Severe allergies and severe asthma I have taken every allergy medicine out there with no success. Even taking 10mg of Xyzal a day I still have bad allergies, but it is the best it has been in years. Since increasing to 10mg my asthma has improved slightly and I don't use my rescue inhaler as often. Luckily I have no side effects from it, because it has been the best thing that has happened to me!! F 27 6 months
10mg
8/30/2013

 2  Seasonal allergies. Somnolence, depression, weight gain, vivid dreams (not real pleasant). I was so happy to read other's comments about Xyzal. I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. I took it for 3 months, May through mid-August, because I have seasonal, dust, and dust mite allergies. I broke the 5 mg tablet in half and took only 1/2 of it each night when I realized I didn't need the full 5 mg to control symptoms. I enjoyed how it made me sleep so much better than usual. However, over the months my dreams became more unpleasant and vivid, and I became much less "myself" and more depressed, also I gained 4-5 pounds even though diet and activity remained the same. And all this on only a pediatric dose (I'm an adult). I didn't take it last night and woke up feeling very different and much better mood-wise. Just normal again. Kind of cheerful and optimistic. I hope that the extra pounds go away of their own accord as well! I plan to use Nasonex and try Claritin next Spring, or use Xyzal very sparingly for short periods of time only. F 56 14 weeks
2.5 1X D
8/12/2013
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 2  Autoimmune uticaria Extreme fatigue, mental fogginess and weight gain. I had no idea that this medication was causing the problems it was. It did help relieve my hives but is SO not worth it. I could barely get out of bed after 10 hours of sleep and gained 25 pounds despite working out and eating healthy. I have been off for 2 days and have lost 4 pounds. I am having trouble sleeping now but hoping this will resolve the longer I am off the drug. Doctors do not acknowledge these side effects and will tell you the drug does not cause these things but it really, really does!! I feel more awake and so much less foggy. I had no idea how foggy I was all day until I quit taking it. F 45 7 months
5mg
7/18/2013
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 5  Severe Allergies/Asthma I have had no negative side effects. Overall I do not mind taking this medication. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is suffering from allergies. F 24 2 years
5 1X D
2/26/2013
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 4  Allergies to Mold & Pollen Possibly way more than I thought there were... I have been taking this for years - it's the ONLY allergy medicine that has worked for my inner-ear allergies. I used to take Claritin every day and a Benedryl every 4 hours (NOT GOOD!). However, I stopped taking it 3 days ago (my prescription ran out) & I'm itching like crazy! If it really is from the XYZAL, I wonder what other side effects I've been experiencing that I didn't associate with this drug. I've had pretty poor health (up and down blood sugar, pain in muscles, brain fog) for a similar amount of time, and have tried a lot of things to get back to feeling normal.... The light bulb is clicking! F 26 3 years
5 mg 1X D
11/30/2012

 1  seasonal allergies AWFUL disturbing dreams and sleep restlessness. It helps with the allergies, but there's no way I can stay on this stuff - I am anxious even thinking about going to sleep because of the bad dreams! F 36 7 days
1X D
11/26/2012

 5  Fall Allergies None I'm into my 2nd fall season with this drug. It's the BEST. It has literally saved me from terrible fall allergies. I'm so thankful for it. F 38 1 years
5 MG 1X D
10/20/2012

 5  Year around allergies No side effects; works wonderfully I'm curious if after a length of time your body can build up a resistance to XYZAL? I've been on it for over 3 years with no issues and all of the sudden it's like I'm not even taking anything for my allergies at all - sneezing, running nose (clear), itchy-burning-scratchy eyes, eye drainage, etc... Maybe my dosage just needs to be increased? Or should I ask the doctor for a different prescribtion? F 46 3 years
10 MG 1X D
10/16/2012
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 4  Year round allergies I have done very well taking this medication to control my allergies. However, my Dr. advised me to stop taking it for 7 days prior to allergy testing. With withdrawal of the Xyzal I am experiencing ITCHING, it is very bothersome. It has been one week since stopping the Xyzal and the itching has not ceased. With this as a withdrawal symptom I am inclined to not take this medication in the future. F 51 2 years
5 mg 1X D
8/21/2012
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 3  Allergies, Dermatitis First, it works great as a sleeping pill before bed time. As good as most sleeping pills. Great antihistamine too. But I noticed depression in the morning after a full dose. I cut the nightly dose in half and that seems to cut back on the morning depression. This should be listed as a side effect! M 42 2 years
20 1X D
8/4/2012
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 3  eczema, intense rashes started taking 1XD helped but after being on for years, rashes started coming back. Doctor upped does to 2x a day 1 year ago. Recently started hives, and rashes again while on 2Xd. So doctor increased to 3x. I am not only drowsy but very depressed and sad, cry all of the time, and have gained about 15 lbs over the years. I work our regularly too. rashes are down, but don't think it's worth it. Going to try to switch to something else. F 46 5 days
5mg 3xd 3X D
6/1/2012
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 3  Allergies My 3 1/2 year old has been taking it. It helped tremendously with his allergies but he has had trouble going to sleep and has been rolling all over the place at bedtime which is unlike him. He has also been moody and speaking back to us which is also unlike him. He has been off of it for 2 days so hopefully we will see an improvement in his behavior. M 3 3 weeks
1 tsp 1X D
4/26/2012
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 4  allergies F 35 2 months
5mg 1X D
2/25/2012

 5  Sever sinus pressure when flying I am supposed to take this once a day, if I miss a day or 2 by accident my hands get unbearably itchy!! Xyzal works for what I need it for, I used to have extreme pain while flying or even just driving to higher altitude locations, but those days are over now :) F 25 1 years
5 mg 1X D
2/18/2012
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 4  Asthma, Exteme allergies I have not noticed any pronounced side effects. I took zyrtec for a year. I got used to the drowsiness after about a week and it did not bother me either. I did gain some weight on it but not too drastic. Side effects with Xyzal seem to be less. I took Zyrtec for a year. It changed my life. It was the only thing that helped my chronic severe tightness in my bronchial tubes. It was like a miracle drug...until one day I guess my body got too used to it and it quit working. I was miserable again for quite a while until I heard about Xyzal and decided to try it. So far, it seems to be working. My fear is that a few months later I will have the same problem as I did with Zyrtec. I wonder if anyone on here has had a similar experience and has advice on how to avoid this drug loosing its effectiveness. If so please chime in. M 56 14 days
5mg 1X D
1/9/2012
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 3  Pulmonary allergies Trouble getting up in morning on 5 MGM dose but better on 2.5 mgm. Felt a little depressed in general, some dizziness. After coming off drug felt terrible- dizzy, nauseated, hot flashes last few days. Saw 2 doctors- may have affected my balance centers. Seemed to help in the beginning- allergic to mold, dust mite and tree pollen. Not sure taking it day after day for many months is a good idea because I think withdrawal occurs within a few days of stopping. When I took it intermittently last few days it seemed withdrawal got better when I took it again but now I need to get off it. No return of allergy symptoms though. I am a retired nurse anesthetist and no other concurrent meds or medical problems. F 69 7 months
2.5 to 5mg 1X D
11/18/2011

 3  itchiness from eczema I have only taken it a couple times because each time i take it the medicine knocks me out and then I wake up in the middle of the night from the sound of a fly or a bug. It always seems like the bug lands on my face and/or in my eye. It is the weirdest thing. I even get up look around my room to see if there is a bug. It helps me not itch at night but then I feel like I have flies in my eye F 24 1 days
2.5 mg 1X D
9/26/2011
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 1  Allergies intense joint pain that made it difficult to stand up. I am very healthy. The Xyzal really helped with the allergy symptoms but it was not worth the intense whole body joint pain that i experienced. I stopped taking the Xyzal and noticed improvement in my symtpoms within three days and was back to normal within 15 days. F 36 30 days
1X D
8/25/2011

 2  Allergies and hives If I take it, that starts a BAD day. And I happen to take it EVERY day, along with SIngulair. If I take it, I'm VERY anxious, irritable, and depressed. My friends all thought I was bipolar. If I forget to take it, I'm in a happy, cheerful, optimistic and calm mood all day, but I'm covered in hives. Only thing that helps the allergies. Does wonders on hives. (still am taking it) So, I recommend it if you HATE hives, but to stop it if you start feeling depressed or anxious. I notice a difference in the mental/mood related stuff almost immediately. The depression from it is really... not good... It's a bit like waking up and putting on a pair of glasses that filter the good out of the world before you can see it. F 15 3 months
5 1X D
8/20/2011

 5  Chronic Sinus Infections and Hives Get very itchy for a week or two if I stop taking Xyzal, but have found taking Claritin for that time makes the itching go away. I had chronic sinus infections while taking other allergy medicines (primarily Claritin and Allegra). Xyzal has been the only allergy med that keeps my allergies under control and doesn't make me super tried. F 21 3 years
5 MG 1X D
5/31/2011

 3  hayfever Extremely groggy the next day. Even when I tried taking it earlier in the evening I was still shattered and drowsy the entire following day. Couldn't focus on work and struggled to stay awake behind the wheel. It is more effective than drugs like Clarityn, but then again none of them are very effective for the clogged up sinuses and catarrh symptoms of hayfever. They only help with watery eyes, itchiness, sneezing, skin rashes, swollen lips (due to seafood or prickly fruit reactions) etc. F 32 7 days
30 1X D
5/19/2011
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 4  Allergies Extreme tiredness, couldn't get up in the morning (took at bedtime), brain fog, mood swings. It's hard to think clearly at work because I feel so out of it. Can't tolerate this medicine mostly due how fatigued and lethargic I feel the day after taking it. F 31 7 days
1 pill 1X D
5/6/2011
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 1  Allergies Panic Attacks, trouble breathing Ever since i have been taking this drug for my allergies, i have been waking up in panic attacks not being able to breathe at night. i always take it before bed because it makes me so drowsy but i literally fall asleep and within an hour of falling asleep, i am waking up in a terror panic attack and I cannot breathe. i have noticed that i have trouble breathing while falling asleep and that scares me so much. I have increased panic attacks due to being scared of having another panic attack at night. i do take an anxiety drug and they must be not compatible. i will not take this drug at night anymore. F 27 1 months
1X D
4/25/2011
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 1  meniere disease Extreme fatigue. I could hardly get out of bed the first few days. For the remainder of the time my treatment I had serious mood issues. I was constantly feeling tired, cranky and depressed. After I stopped taking the medication my mood slowly began to improve. I recently started taking the medication again and immediately started having fatigue and mood issues. Iíll never take this stuff again. It did not help my Meniere's symptoms. M 51 3 months
5 1X D
4/12/2011
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 1  Hives My allergist put me on xyzol because I developed idiopathic episodes of hives. It totally changed my personality within hours. I became angry and hated everyone around me. I was so tired I could barely function. I am normally a very happy, patient mom. After 2 days of taking this medication I was screaming at my kids. I was also driving my car very fast, which I never do. I think this is a very dangerous medication. I am disappointed that my doctor didn't warn me about these side effects. I am lucky I have such a great family. F 43 2 days
5 mg 1X D
4/10/2011
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 2  Allergic Asthma, Allergic Rhinitis Extreme drowsiness and sleepiness (sleeping 12-14 hours a night on it and still exhausted), nightmares Sort of seemed to help but the tiredness was unbearable, couldn't get out of bed! F 23 3 weeks
5mg 1X D
3/30/2011

 5  allergies No side effects.. cleared 4 yr old DD cough and runny nose up with 1 dose - previously tried Zyrtec and Claritin - she had severe side effects - would go into a RAGE at the slighest upset... so far, so good with XYZAL... M 4 2 months
1/2 tsp 1X D
3/15/2011

 1  Mold Allergies Expereinced very bad depression and anxiety. Made me anxious and angry and put me in a dark place where I didn't want to be around people. Did not attribute it to the drug until two days ago. Stopped taking it just to see if it was related. I already feel more like myself. Depression and anxiety should definitely be listed as a dangerous side effect. F 36 45 days
10 mg 1X D
2/17/2011

 1  Nasal allergies After taking Xyzal the first night as prescribed, I was unable to sleep, had strange dream-like hallucinations, rapid heartrate, sweating, then a feeling I was being drenched in ice water followed by a shortness of breath and clammy skin. Husband took me to ER thinking I was having a heart attack. Scary little pills!!! F 45 1 days
5 mg 1X D
2/8/2011
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 1  hives M 18 30 days
1X D
2/2/2011

 1  allergies BEWARE! 4 yr old had HALLUCINATIONS! He was screaming, terrified that there were bugs all over him. He was convinced that there were bugs flying around the room, trying to get him and bite him. It will be a very long time before he is able to forget the experience. BEWARE, not worth the risk! This drug was originally for 6 yrs old and older. Then, they changed it, and approved it for children over 2 yrs old. M 4
1X D
1/10/2011

 3  Itchiness I'm very tired throughout the day. I was already diagnosed with moderate daytime sleepiness with hypnagougic episodes and cataplexy this isn't going to make my life easier. Wake up hungry and thirsty. NO weight gain yet, but the way it's looking the pounds will pack on if I don't have enough engergy to do anything. The dreams are insane,but I don't mind them because I can't seem to hold a thought for long on Xyzal. this pill takes a while to kick in at night, once I'm passed out or in a mild coma i'm unable to scratch, when i wake up my skin feels slightly numb (which is great for me) the itchies come back around 11 ish in the day and comes on full force around 2 PM. Wish I could take 2 doses but might end up in a coma forever. I think i have permanent white scars from the itchies :( because i kept scratching my wounds. I'm now depressed over that. :.{ I've have an unknown uncontrollable itch all over my body. Everything (cortizone shots, benadryl, zertec, every lotion prescribed didn't work. Xyzal didn't get rid of the itch but at least i'm not cutting my skin and bleeding all over the place like i used to. F 31 14 days
5 MG 1X D
12/5/2010

 2  hives and sinus alleries routine bloodwork turned up seriously elevated liver enzymes after one month on this which were normal 6 months ago. Why aren't there warnings about liver damage? Damaging my liver to block my allergies is not a good deal. It worked on my allergies. F 58 30 days
5 1X D
11/14/2010
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 2  dust mite allergy Constant sweet cravings.Extremely rapid weight gain (15 lbs in 3 weeks, 3 pant sizes - size 4 to a size 10!!) lethargy, depression (I have Bipolar Disorder which has been under control for years with meds) This definitely helped with my allergies, but the side effects are intolerable. Plus, I paid the norm $100 for a month's supply, because insurance will not cover it. I should have taken that as a sign! F 36 3 weeks
5 mg 1X D
10/27/2010
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 3  severe allergies None while on it but severe itching and hives within 24 hours of not taking it. It is only medicine that helped allergies but feel stuck on it now! F 41 54 weeks
5mg 1X D
10/19/2010

 5  Chronic allergy headaches Fatigue, depression, brain fog. I'm on an antidepressant and mood stabilizer for BiPolar and it seems to be interfering with the efficacy of my meds. When I mentioned it to my doctor he looked up XYZal in his trusty little drug app and claimed that there wasn't any depression listed as a side effect. LMAO I started seeing a new PCP and she gave me XYZal samples when I told her about these headaches that I get at the same time every year, right at the start of autumn. I say "headaches" as in plural but it's more like one five-week long headache...go to bed with it and wake up with it the next day. For eight years I've gotten these headaches like clockwork. I started taking the xyzal about two weeks before I expected the headache and here I am half way through and no full blown headache and minimal sinus pressure. I'm trying not to jump the gun but I'm thrilled. I still get a low-grade "almost" headache every so often but it beats going to bed with one and waking up with it. Fortunately, this won't be a year round medication for me. F 42 4 weeks
5mg 1X D
10/12/2010

 1  Asthma After a few days of taking this I became extremely depressed and lethargic. It did help my breathing but the side effects were not worth it. During the period I was taking it I had a five day holiday with beautiful weather ans staying by the beach. All I wanted to do was stay in bed and sleep. I recommend avoiding this and trying another antihistamine if you need to take one. I don't know bow much it costs but I just dumped a months supply in the bin. Worst still I was taking it with singulair. I discovered from this site that this also causes depression. No wonder I was feeling so bad. That went in the bin as well. From now on I'm gonna stick with my old rasioned inhalers. Expensive M 54 1 months
1 tab 1X D
10/2/2010

 5  allergies none Miracle drug, very pleased with results M 12 7 days
10 1X D
9/28/2010
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 1  Nasal Allergies Extreme drowsiness, moodiness (angry/cranky), constant dreams/ night terrors, craving sweet foods, drugged state throughout the day, no matter how much sleep I never feel rested This took care of the nasal stuffiness almost immediately, but after only 4 days of the side effects I and my husband would rather deal with the stuffiness. After 2 pills I was already having nightmares and extreme moodiness. I split the pill in half to 2.5 mg and still experienced the symptoms just to a lesser degree. It is very expensive as well and my insurance does not cover it. Luckily I was given samples from the doctor and did not waste my money on a whole month's supply. Incidentally, I asked him if there was a time of day I should take it. He said, no, just take it at the same time every day. WRONG. According to the drug's website and personal experience, only at night before bed, as total drowsiness ensues. This may treat the symptoms, but at a cost to your general health and life. F 31 4 days
5mg 1X D
9/5/2010
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 2  Chronic Hives Heart-burn, weird feelings of hopelessness and not wanting to be around people. Irritable and does make you sleepy. I was taking Allegra which controlled the itching of my hives, but not the raised red marks. I began taking the Xyzal and it really helped my hives all around, but I can't deal with the side-effects. I am a RN in Critical Care and must be around people and this drug is making it difficult to do that and to concentrate. I have never had feelings of not wanting to be around people. Also, I recently developed heart-burn which in the past I very rarely suffered. I am stopping this drug and going back to just taking Allegra and just deal with the red marks. F 38 3 weeks
5mg 1X D
9/4/2010
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 4  Dermatographism Started w/half a 5mg tablet due to tendency to experience side effects to most everything! No side effects that I'm aware of. This is the only med that helped the extreme itching and welting when no other antihistamines worked. I never had to increase the dose higher than 2.5mg. Starting with a half dose is worth a try if approved by your doctor. F 66 2 years
2.5mg 1X D
9/3/2010

 3  Year Round Allergies So weird. Have been taking for over 1 year and don't think I had any side effects from it. Went over 2 weeks off of it while waiting for slow doc refill. No side effects going off. This past week, 2 days after taking it, I thought I was sick. Went to internal med doc has blood drawn and exam. I have been light headed and extremely tired like on sleeping meds. Duh, my husband asked mr a question about the Xyzal and duh this must be what is making mr tired and lightheaded. Arg! This was the only stuff that was working. I would suggest you take when you aren't taking anything else new. That way you will know if it is causing side effects! F 42 1 years
20 1X D
8/19/2010
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 2  seasonal allergy feel "drugged" and drowsy. increased hunger, abdominal bloat. did alleviate allergy symptoms F 49 1 days
5mg 1X D
8/16/2010

 4  eczema, itchy eyes Xyzal is first medication which actually helped my itching. I did not have any problems with weight gain and it didn't make me sleepy like other antihistamine pills. But I took this medication along with singular might be the reason too. Only bad thing about it its cost a lot, even tho my insurance covers half of it, still expensive. F 20 2 weeks
5MG 1X D
8/11/2010
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 2  chronic idiopathic urticaria tired all day, rapid weigh gain, terrible dreams, hip & shoulder pain I started taking Xyzal 5mg at night... worked wonders after having no releif from the itching and swelling.. but noticed a 6 pound weight gain, felt like I hadn't slept in weeks, and hip & shoulder pain. I'm a RN and cant take this due to the HORRIBLE side effects.. wouldn't recommend it to anyone!!!!!! F 27 1.5 months
5mg 1X D
7/19/2010

 5  hives and itching I have not experienced any side effects such as weight gain and not even very much drowsiness. It just does the job for me. I make 1 pill stretch about 2-3 days if I can. they are expensive, but they really work to take my itching away. F 55 2 years
5 mg 1X AN
6/29/2010

 1  environmental allergies horrific nightmares and other bizzare dreams, weight gain On this medication I had vivid dreams all night long. I would awake in the morning feeling like I hadn't slept and concerned about the welfare of my loved ones (after having dreamt each night that horrific things had happened to them). I had never had nightmares before this medication. F 31 3 months
1X D
6/24/2010

 1  chronic hives GAINED 40 pounds!!!! I slept 10-12 hours a day. I felt groggy, tired, and unmotivated to do anything that took energy. It made me want to do only two things---sleep and eat. I have been off of xyzal for 5 days now and I am sleeping less, feeling more positive energy and coming out of the brain fog. I have switched to Allegra. Now I need to lose the 40 pounds! F 57 6 months
5 mg 1X D
6/9/2010

 1  allergies/asthma My 16 year old son took this combined with Singulair. He had been on singulair for almost a year. Once he added Xyzal to the mix he became very angry and volatile, extremely tired and he had unexplained stomach upset. We stopped the Singulair, but no change. Stopped the Xyzal and he improved almost immediately. Itmay help the allergy symptoms, but not worth the mood change, especially in a teenager. M 16 3 weeks
5 1X D
6/9/2010

 5  chickenpox itching, prescribed No side effects noticed, Dr. prescribed 30 count, I bought only 10, and used only 7 , no itching at all. After couple of days itching on eyes, started taking the rest and see if that works. F 34 30 days
5mg 1X D
6/8/2010

 4  Bad allergies to dogs, cats, dust. Apetite of a starved animal (weight gain), dry mouth, fatigue, random dizziness. I stopped taking my Xyzal for 2 weeks, because I'm not a fan of taking pills. My pants are literally falling off of my body. I hardly ever think about food. But when I'm on Xyzal, all I do is stare at the clock and think "2 hours until I can have a big meal!". I also get random dizzy spells right after I take my pill in the evening. It's quite uncomfortable, but it's gone when I wake up in the morning. But because of the weight gain with Xyzal, I'm going to try to find a natural pill that won't have that side effect. F 16 8 months
5 1X D
5/19/2010
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 2  allergies Weight gain (5 lbs. in 2 weeks); water retention; increased anxiety; increased hunger; decreased mood to the point that I felt unable to function in daily tasks While this medication helped with my allergy symptoms, the side effects are not worth the benefits for me. This might work for some people and my side effects are not typical (not listed in the typical outcomes) so I would recommend at least trying it for awhile to see if it could help. F 31 16 days
5 mg. 1X D
5/14/2010

 1  dust and mold allergies I took XYZAL for about 75 days and it seemed to work for about 60 days. Then it did nothing, as if I wasn't taking it. I was unable to wake up as alert as when taking Allegra D. My nose runs all the time now and I've gained 8 lbs. during the 75 days of taking XYZAL. Plus, I noticed that I was irritable. My lifestyle and healthy diet did not change, other than not being able to get started in the mornings, as before. As of toay, I stoped taking XYZAL and am checking with my Dr. about going back to ALLEGRA D. That drug worked for about 18 yrs. Then my system "got used to it" and wasn't working as well as before. But, it was still better than this stuff. Perhaps my system will accept the ALLEGRA D. I'm really leery about some of the other "things" out there for allegery relief. M 66 75 days
5 mg 1X D
5/9/2010
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