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Review: Lexapro and Zyrtec





Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lexapro and Zyrtec together.

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lexapro and Zyrtec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 946 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lexapro has active ingredients of escitalopram oxalate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Lexapro 39,406 users)

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (view latest outcomes from 29,942 users)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 946 people who take Lexapro, Zyrtec are studied

Lexapro, Zyrtec outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lexapro is effective0.00%
(0 of 4 people)
50.00%
(7 of 14 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
75.00%
(6 of 8 people)
75.00%
(9 of 12 people)
63.64%
(7 of 11 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)
n/a
Zyrtec is effective33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
55.56%
(5 of 9 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
55.56%
(10 of 18 people)
12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Blood Sodium DecreasedDiarrhoeaPulmonary EmbolismDepressionPainCholecystitis ChronicBreast Cancer FemalePain
Basophil Count IncreasedDepressionMental DisorderAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismSkin LesionWeight GainNausea
ExanthemRenal Failure AcutePainDrug Screen PositivePleural EffusionDermatitisBone And Joint PainAnxiety
Dermatitis AllergicHepatitisPleural EffusionLoss Of EmploymentMental DisorderCholelithiasisPerianal Fungal InfectionConstipation
PruritusAnxietyAtelectasisInsomniaAtelectasisWeight GainNight SweatsFall
Anaphylactic ShockPancreatitisCholecystitis AcuteVentricular ExtrasystolesDepressionPainOral Lichen PlanusDepression
IncontinenceStressFood IntoleranceArrhythmiaHeadacheImpaired Driving AbilityEczemaBack Pain
Oxygen Saturation DecreasedSuicide AttemptCholecystitis ChronicFearMigraineInsomniaArthralgia
DizzinessOxygen Saturation DecreasedPancreatitis AcuteEmotional DistressCompleted SuicideLazinessOsteonecrosis Of Jaw
Neutrophil Count DecreasedDermatitis AllergicBack PainAnhedoniaAnhedoniaFatigueFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lexapro is effective58.70%
(27 of 46 people)
45.45%
(5 of 11 people)
Zyrtec is effective43.75%
(21 of 48 people)
41.67%
(5 of 12 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
PainRash
AnxietyNausea
NauseaFatigue
FallInjury
DepressionArthralgia
ConstipationDepression
ArthralgiaPain
Pain In ExtremityGastrooesophageal Reflux Disease
DiarrhoeaAnxiety
Back PainRash Erythematous

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lexapro is effectiven/an/a33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
52.94%
(9 of 17 people)
32.00%
(8 of 25 people)
30.00%
(6 of 20 people)
30.77%
(4 of 13 people)
80.00%
(4 of 5 people)
Zyrtec is effectiven/an/a25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
36.84%
(7 of 19 people)
14.81%
(4 of 27 people)
38.89%
(7 of 18 people)
46.15%
(6 of 13 people)
20.00%
(1 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Subarachnoid HaemorrhageAnxietyCholecystitis ChronicNauseaPainNauseaPainPain
Subdural HaemorrhageLung NeoplasmNauseaHeadacheNauseaPainArthralgiaAnxiety
HyperreflexiaAllergic Granulomatous AngiitisAbdominal Pain UpperDiarrhoeaConstipationVomitingAnxietyNausea
HyperexplexiaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDehydrationCholecystitis ChronicDyspnoeaFallDepressionArthralgia
Drug Exposure During PregnancyOverdoseCellulitisDizzinessFatigueGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseOsteonecrosis Of JawConstipation
Drug Withdrawal SyndromeMetastasisCholelithiasisAbdominal Pain UpperWeight IncreasedBack PainNeuropathy PeripheralAnhedonia
Convulsion NeonatalEating DisorderFatigueVomitingDizzinessDyspnoeaHeadacheFall
Prescribed OverdoseVomitingHyperhidrosisCholecystitis ChronicDiarrhoeaDiarrhoeaInjury
HistoplasmosisWeight IncreasedPainAnxietyDepressionFatigueCardiac Failure Congestive
Bacillus InfectionAbdominal DiscomfortPain In ExtremityDepressionUrinary Tract InfectionNauseaDiarrhoea

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • My son is 10 and he has been on risperdone for 6 months. he has all season allergies. he takes zyrtec, but it is not working for him... any suggestions?
    My son is getting worse since been on Risperdone, I thinking it has something to do with zyrtec
  • Has anyone been helped by taking lexapro and wellbutrin? (1 answer)
    I am the mom of a 22 year old who is trying to get through college and can't seem to find the right meds for depression. She is taking Lexapro and I am wondering if adding Wellbutrin will help.
  • Can my eye twitch be because of lexapro?
    So I have had symptoms of anxiety and depression due to a lot of stressors and disasters that happened in my life over the past two years. As my anxiety got worse after a breast biopsy, I started freaking out and thinking I may have MS because my sister has MS. So I went to my GP and she decided my symptoms do not follow the symptoms of MS or any similar problem and it should most likely be anxiety. She put me on Lexapro and Clonazepam. At first I was very hesitant to take medication but as my symptoms got worse I decided to give it a try. I was on Lexopro 5 mg for about two months and then I went to 10 mg, and I would take 1 or 2 Clonazepam a day. And this all started 5 months ago. And things seemed to be working just fine.Until about two months ago I started having this freaking annoying eye twitch on my upper left eyelid. I have had eye twitches before but they always go away after a couple of days or a week top. This one has been lasting for 2 months now and seems to be just getting worse. I went to the GP and my eye doctor and they still found no cause and said it's probably stress and anxiety. I have not been overly stressed and I get plenty of sleep, 10 hrs or more! and I stopped taking caffeine and alcohol after the twitch started. Any idea? Could it be because of medication? I also need to add I have had thumb twitching and severe spasms in my muscles around my right thumb starting in May (before taking any medication).
  • My mom is 88. she takes lexapro in the evening. she wakes up hallucinating. it's starting to get to her. what should i try for her?
    My mom has been taking Lexapro for about 2 1/2 to 3 months. She was taking it in the morning and her therapist felt it was making her drowsy. I began giving it to her before bed, and I believe that is when she started waking up during the night with hallucinations. I'm not sure if they are vivid dreams that carry over when she awakens, or if she wakes up and sees visions. I do not want to change her meds, if possible. This combination of Aricept, Namenda and Lexapro have allowed her to be sharper mentally than she has in a number of years. Except for the hallucinations, it's been nothing short of amazing. Please help. Thank you
  • Has anybody who is on cipralex or lexapro been diagnosed with pancreatic cyst❓
    I was on cipralex for a year. Last week a large pancreatic cyst 7 cm was found incidentally. In the past I have been hospitalized because of kidney reaction to tetracycline antibiotic

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  • I have been choking on medication and food. I had a barium swallow test that showed a narrowing of the esophagus.

    Reply

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  • I have started having my meds and food get stuck in throat. Am starting to chock on things. Had a barium swallow done recently and it showed a narrowing of my esophagus.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • been getting migraines lately

    Reply

    lise on Jul, 14, 2012:

    I am a 32 y.o. female and had been on Aldactone for 3 wks for acne. After 3 wks I noticed a great improvement in my acne, but I had a blinding migraine. I have not had a blinding migraine in 1.5 yrs (after I went off of natural progesterone for long periods, which did absolutely nothing for my periods)
    I noticed a difference in my menses while on this med. My period was shorter!! However, now that the med is fully 'on-board' I have headaches every day and of course the awful blinding migraine. I will be going off this med unfortunately. I am incredibly bummed.

    Reply

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On eHealthMe, Lexapro (escitalopram oxalate) is often used to treat depression. Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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