Xyzal is a commonly used antihistamine medicine developed and marketed by UCB Pharma Ltd pharmaceutical company. Available in form of tablets and oral solution, Xyzal is based on levocetrizine dihydrochloride and is highly efficient in mitigating the symptoms of allergies, most notably, allergic rhinitis. With just one daily administration, Xyzal can provide quick and reliable relief from allergy symptoms.

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Managing allergic rhinitis with antihistamines

Allergic rhinitis is a very common condition that affects up to 20% of the population of the UK, regardless of the age or gender. As all allergic reactions, it is also caused by an overactive immune system which misidentifies otherwise harmless particles and compounds as dangerous and infectious. Once this occurs, the immune system will release histamine in the bid to fight of the perceived threat. As the histamine is dispatched to the affected area, the symptoms will begin to manifest.

While avoiding triggers is the most commonly recommended strategy for dealing with allergies (called avoidance strategy), for many people this is not an option since, for example, completely avoiding pollen during the flowering season is borderline impossible. If this approach fails, than prescription medications will be issued, and more often than not, these medications will belong to the antihistamine category as they will negate the effects of histamine on the body.

Xyzal in allergy treatment

The secret to exceptional success rates of Xyzal lies in its active ingredient, levocetirzine dihydrochloride which also belongs to the category of antihistamines. As such, it will act by directly interfering with the way histamine affects the body, more precisely, by bocking the activity of histamine receptors. As a result, other chemicals associated with allergic response won’t be released and the blood flow to the affected area will be decreased back to normal levels. The changes in these processes will be subjectively experienced as diminishing in the severity of the symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Can I buy Xyzal online in the UK?

Yes, it is possible to buy Xyzal online, but you should keep in mind that in the UK Xyzal can be purchased only with a valid prescription issued by a certified medical professional. This is true regardless of whether you are planning to buy this medicine via the ‘traditional’ route, personally in a pharmacy or through an online clinic.

If you are simply looking to renew your prescription, then an online clinic might be the best choice as the process can be surprisingly fast and simple. You will simply have to provide the proof that you do have a valid prescription. If everything checks out, the medicine will be sent to the address you provided within the timespan specified by the business model of the online clinic of your choice.

On the other hand, if it is your first time buying Xyzal, then you will first have to consult with a doctor employed at the online clinic of your choice. He will have to gain a detailed insight into the nature of your condition, and get familiar with your medical profile and history. In order to assess your suitability, the doctor will either talk to you directly through a kind of a chat app, or will present you with a detailed and customised medical questionnaire. If everything is in order, the prescription will be issued and used that very same moment to order the medicine and have it shipped to the address you provided.

How is Xyzal used?

Prior to commencing treatment, you should get familiar with the official patient information leaflet that is issued within every pack of Xyzal. Among other useful information, there you will find a detailed step-by-step guide on how the medicine is used. In addition to this, your doctor or pharmacist will certainly give you some directions when issuing the medicine and you should do your best to adhere to them as closely as possible.

What follows is a general overview of the central points of the official guide. Please keep in mind that what follows is not intended to be used as a substitute for the official guide, but just as an illustration that should help you get a better picture of what Xyzal treatment might involve.

How to use Xyzal tablets:

  • Take the tablets whole with water
  • You can take tablets with or without food
  • Never exceed the prescribed dose
  • Do not try to compensate for a missed dose by doubling the next one
  • If you forget a dose, just continue with the treatment as usual

How to use Xyzal oral solution

  • The medicine can be taken either undiluted or diluted in a glass of water
  • Use the supplied dosing syringe for taking the proper dose from the bottle
  • Empty the syringe contents into a spoon or glass of water
  • If you are diluting the solution, drink it as soon as possible
  • Clean the syringe with water after every use

Are there any Xyzal side effects?

While not everyone using Xyzal will experience side effects, it is still important to get familiar with them prior to commencing treatment so you can act appropriately if the need arises.

When we take into account the frequency of occurrence of different side effects, we can organise them in the following manner:

Common side effects (1 in 10 users) Uncommon side effects (1 in 100 users)
·       Headaches

·       Dry mouth

·       Drowsiness

·       Tiredness

·       Severe tiredness

·       Exhaustion

·       Abdominal pain

Please keep in mind that this is not a complete list of all documented side effects. For a more detailed overview, please refer to the official patient information leaflet.