Description and Brand Names
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Levocetirizine is used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. It is an antihistamine that works by preventing the effects of a substance called histamine, which is produced by the body. Histamine can cause itching, sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. It can also close up the bronchial tubes (air passages of the lungs) and make breathing difficult. Histamine can also cause some persons to have hives, with severe itching of the skin.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
Children's Xyzal® Allergy 24HR and Xyzal® Allergy 24HR are available without a prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: