Review: taking Lamictal and Zyrtec together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Lamictal and Zyrtec together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Zyrtec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 781 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Lamictal

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Lamictal 53,475 users)

Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 46,713 users)

On Sep, 20, 2016

781 people who take Lamictal, Zyrtec are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lamictal and Zyrtec drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Lamictal:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.0% - (3 of 8 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 41.0% - (5 of 12 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 53.0% - (7 of 13 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)
  • 10+ years: 100.0% - (6 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Zyrtec:
  • < 1 month: 25.0% - (2 of 8 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.0% - (1 of 8 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 63.0% - (7 of 11 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 55.0% - (5 of 9 people)
  • 10+ years: 85.0% - (6 of 7 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Lamictal:
  • female: 60.0% - (27 of 45 people)
  • male: 27.0% - (3 of 11 people)
Zyrtec:
  • female: 46.0% - (19 of 41 people)
  • male: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Lamictal:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
  • 10-19: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 20-29: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
  • 30-39: 53.0% - (8 of 15 people)
  • 40-49: 58.0% - (7 of 12 people)
  • 50-59: 57.0% - (4 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
Zyrtec:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10-19: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • 20-29: 60.0% - (6 of 10 people)
  • 30-39: 20.0% - (3 of 15 people)
  • 40-49: 81.0% - (9 of 11 people)
  • 50-59: 42.0% - (3 of 7 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • rash
  • erythema
  • pyrexia
  • c-reactive protein increased
  • lymphocyte percentage decreased
  • monocyte percentage increased
  • neutrophil percentage increased
  • rash generalised
  • drug eruption
1 - 6 months:
  • fatigue
  • rash
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • psoriasis
  • pyrexia
  • breast cancer metastatic
  • c-reactive protein increased
  • chest pain
6 - 12 months:
  • rash
  • alopecia
  • anger
  • asthenia
  • back pain
  • barium swallow abnormal
  • body height increased
  • bone disorder
  • cough
  • depression
1 - 2 years:
  • bronchitis acute
  • irregular heartbeat
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • convulsion
  • fatigue
  • influenza
  • mood swings
  • nasopharyngitis
  • staphylococcal infection
2 - 5 years:
  • epilepsy
  • complex partial seizures
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhoea
  • bronchitis acute
  • dyspepsia
  • fatigue
  • irregular heartbeat
  • nausea
  • rash
5 - 10 years:
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • hair loss
  • vision blurred
  • abdominal discomfort
  • aggression aggravated
  • anal candidiasis
  • asthenia
  • night sweats
  • anxiety
10+ years:
  • anxiety
  • drowsiness
  • glaucoma
  • hair loss
  • headache
  • high blood pressure
  • lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness
  • sleepy
not specified:
  • rash
  • headache
  • nausea
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • drug ineffective
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • insomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • headache
  • nausea
  • rash
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • abortion spontaneous
  • insomnia
male:
  • rash
  • convulsion
  • drug ineffective
  • exomphalos
  • depression
  • asthenia
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • pneumonia
  • pyrexia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

2-9:
  • convulsion
  • drug administration error
  • influenza
  • rash
  • somnolence
  • anorexia
  • application site erythema
  • application site urticaria
  • asthenia
  • disturbance in attention
10-19:
  • abortion spontaneous
  • metrorrhagia
  • unintended pregnancy
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy with contraceptive device
  • pregnancy with implant contraceptive
  • convulsion
  • hypotension
  • pregnancy on contraceptive
  • maternal exposure during pregnancy
20-29:
  • epilepsy
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • hypersensitivity
  • asthma
  • back pain
  • abdominal pain
  • alopecia
30-39:
  • rash
  • headache
  • rash generalised
  • nausea
  • stevens-johnson syndrome
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • abdominal pain
  • pulmonary embolism
  • nephrolithiasis
40-49:
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • pruritus
  • headache
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • rash
  • renal failure acute
  • drug ineffective
50-59:
  • rash
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • headache
  • pain in extremity
  • pyrexia
  • pain
  • insomnia
60+:
  • fatigue
  • pain
  • fall
  • headache
  • erythema
  • pruritus
  • pain in extremity
  • arthralgia
  • confusional state
  • constipation

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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