Xyzal®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes
Liquid strengths
2.5mg/5mL
Liquid sugar free or not
Yes
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
Yes
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
n/a
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer Xyzal® oral solution via enteral feeding tubes. It can be diluted with water immediately before use and the oral solution flushes easily via 8Fr tube without resistance or blockage. Flush the tube with water before and after administration of the medication.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
Food delays the absorption but does not affect the total bioavailability.
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Generic drug
Levocetirizine hydrochloride
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest that it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this an unlicensed use of the medication.