Review: taking Zyrtec and Lipitor together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Zyrtec and Lipitor together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zyrtec and Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,567 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 34,371 users)

Lipitor

Lipitor has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lipitor 149,816 users)

On Aug, 30, 2016

2,567 people who take Zyrtec, Lipitor are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Zyrtec and Lipitor drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Zyrtec:
  • < 1 month: 25.0% - (1 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 40.0% - (2 of 5 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (5 of 5 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.0% - (1 of 10 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 52.0% - (9 of 17 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 69.0% - (9 of 13 people)
  • 10+ years: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Lipitor:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 70.0% - (7 of 10 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 73.0% - (11 of 15 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 83.0% - (10 of 12 people)
  • 10+ years: 80.0% - (4 of 5 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Zyrtec:
  • female: 48.0% - (15 of 31 people)
  • male: 53.0% - (14 of 26 people)
Lipitor:
  • female: 71.0% - (20 of 28 people)
  • male: 69.0% - (16 of 23 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Zyrtec:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (8 of 16 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (8 of 16 people)
  • 60+: 52.0% - (12 of 23 people)
Lipitor:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 57.0% - (8 of 14 people)
  • 50-59: 84.0% - (11 of 13 people)
  • 60+: 72.0% - (16 of 22 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • international normalised ratio increased
  • somnolence
  • asthenia
  • blood pressure increased
  • drug ineffective
  • hepatic function abnormal
  • paraesthesia
  • rash
  • tremor
  • local swelling
1 - 6 months:
  • fatigue
  • myalgia
  • cough
  • dyspnoea
  • hypotension
  • malaise
  • pneumonia
  • pruritus
  • rhabdomyolysis
  • cardiac failure
6 - 12 months:
  • fatigue
  • activities of daily living impaired
  • autoimmune disorder
  • diarrhoea
  • dry eye
  • face presentation
  • frozen shoulder
  • hair loss
  • hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • headache
1 - 2 years:
  • fatigue
  • asthenia
  • depression
  • muscle spasms
  • limb injury
  • myopathy
  • pruritus
  • sleep apnoea syndrome
  • amnesia
  • cognitive disorder
2 - 5 years:
  • rash
  • alanine aminotransferase increased
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • blister
  • blood albumin decreased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • c-reactive protein increased
  • eosinophil count decreased
  • erythema
5 - 10 years:
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • deafness unilateral
  • osteoarthritis
  • sinus congestion
  • somnolence
  • urticaria
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
10+ years:
  • nausea
  • angioplasty
  • drug ineffective
  • exhaustion, fatigue, lethargy, tiredness, weariness
  • frequent headaches
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • pain - joints
  • stomach pain
  • tennis elbow
  • upset stomach
not specified:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • drug ineffective
  • back pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • fatigue
  • dizziness
  • fall
  • headache
  • back pain
  • asthenia
male:
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • chest pain
  • myocardial infarction
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • anaemia
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • alopecia
  • blood pressure increased
2-9:
  • vomiting
  • pericardial effusion
  • dehydration
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • pleural effusion
  • scar
  • upper respiratory tract infection
  • viral infection
  • acute sinusitis
10-19:
  • pain
  • abdominal discomfort
  • anhedonia
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dizziness
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
20-29:
  • vomiting
  • nausea
  • abdominal pain
  • bowel movement irregularity
  • cholelithiasis
  • diabetic ketoacidosis
  • abdominal pain upper
  • cellulitis
  • insomnia
  • pericardial effusion
30-39:
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • fatigue
  • sinusitis
  • eczema
  • lymphadenopathy
  • skin lesion
  • depression
  • abdominal pain
  • pruritus
40-49:
  • headache
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • myocardial infarction
  • depression
  • chest pain
  • fatigue
  • back pain
  • pain
50-59:
  • nausea
  • dyspnoea
  • chest pain
  • pain
  • drug ineffective
  • arthralgia
  • back pain
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
60+:
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • diarrhoea
  • dizziness
  • myalgia
  • fall
  • fatigue
  • cough

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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