What is Levocetirizine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Xyzal Levocet Levogex

false

Levocetirizine is a used to provide relief of symptoms of perennial and seasonal allergic rhinitis; treatment of skin manifestations (uncomplicated) of chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 57 11
Itching 13 0
Hives (urticaria) 4 1
Allergic rhinitis 3 1
Idiopathic angioedema 3 1

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
21

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Levocetirizine

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 2
Sleepiness 2
Dry eyes 1
Dry mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Levocetirizine

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 20
5mg as needed 2
10 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1
10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Levocetirizine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 9
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 3
Other 2
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 17 patients who've stopped taking Levocetirizine

Duration

Currently taking Levocetirizine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 5

Stopped taking Levocetirizine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 12
Not specified 13

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Levocetirizine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Fexofenadine (Allegra) 4
Cetirizine (Zyrtec) 3
Cetirizine-pseudoephedrine (Zyrtec-D) 1
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 1
Diphenhydramine (IV or IM) (Benadryl IV) 1

Show all 8 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Levocetirizine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 1
Loratadine (Claritin) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Levocetirizine

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Side effects: sleepiness

Nov 20, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Side effects: sleepiness

Sep 21, 2008 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 1 of 1 patient evaluation for Levocetirizine