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xyzal withdrawal symptoms?

I've been on Xyzal tablets for 5 years. was given these tablets because I suffered from itchy and runny nose. when I do not take the tablet for more than a day i experience itchiness all over my body especially on the arms and legs. please can you advise whether this is a withdrawal symptom?
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Hello there,

Welcome to the allergy forum. I see you joined Med help this month.
You say you have taken the xyzal tablets for 5 years. That's a long time
to be taking a medication. Here is what I would suggest. I would make
an appointment with the doctor who prescribed the xyzal tablets for you.
I would tell your doctor what you just shared in your post. That if you do not take the tablet for more than a day, you experience itchiness all over your body especially on your arms and legs. Then you can ask your doctor if this is a withdrawal symptom . It is never a good idea to just stop a medication cold turkey as it were ie. stop taking the medication without the doctor's consent or knowledge.   Do you still suffer from an itchy and runny nose ?
If not, maybe it is time to get off of the xyzal tablets , but you need your
doctor's permission and your doctor will tell you the safe way to gradually
get off of this medication. Otherwise, there will no doubt be side effects of withdrawing from this medication which you say you have been taking for five years.  Another idea is to check out this website : www.drugs.com.
This is a great website. You can look up the side effects of just about any
medication you can think of.  I would look up the possible side effects of xyzol tablets.  Write down the side effects so you have them when you go
for your doctor's appointment.  Good luck to you.  Eve
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YES!  All you need to do is google: Xyzal withdrawal and you will see tons of information on this now...; I have been on Xyzal for 5-6 years and had to go off, suddenly, for a week due to allergy testing.  I have itched and scratched myself until I have bruises on my legs, arms, and feet!  It's absolutely horrible!!  :(    In response to the other person who replied to you, it's typically NOT an issue to stay on 2nd generation antihistamines, long-term.  Nor is it a problem to quit them suddenly EXCEPT (apparently) with Xyzal and Zyrtec (both are Cetirizine-based).  I, for one, will NOT be taking this medicine ever again.  Xyzal worked super well for me while I was on it, but I do not like the idea of being physically dependent on something that is only marginally necessary.
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