Review: taking Zyrtec and Advil together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Zyrtec and Advil together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zyrtec and Advil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,069 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,951 Zyrtec users) Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 22,821 Advil users)
What are the drugs
Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,951 Zyrtec users)
Advil has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from 22,821 Advil users)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 2,069 people who take Zyrtec, Advil are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)
- Advil (ibuprofen)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Zyrtec is effective||11.11%|
(2 of 18 people)
(7 of 14 people)
(3 of 10 people)
(8 of 19 people)
(16 of 27 people)
(7 of 12 people)
(4 of 6 people)
(1 of 1 people)
|Advil is effective||61.29%|
(19 of 31 people)
(7 of 15 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(4 of 9 people)
(6 of 17 people)
(7 of 9 people)
(13 of 21 people)
(1 of 5 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Dyspnoea||Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease||Anxiety||Cerebrovascular Accident||Colonic Polyp||Anxiety||Cholecystitis Chronic||Pain|
|Pyrexia||Vomiting||Muscle Spasms||Headache||Weight Gain||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Injury||Anxiety|
|Swelling Face||Single Functional Kidney||Liver Injury||Pyrexia||Headache||Cholecystitis Chronic||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Pyrexia|
|Condition Aggravated||Anxiety||Weight Increased||Vomiting||Memory Impairment||Pain||Gallbladder Disorder||Dyspnoea|
|Headache||Conjunctivitis||Biliary Dyskinesia||Nausea||Kidney Small||Injury||Depression||Vomiting|
|Erythema||Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Emotional Distress||Hepatitis||Chest Pain||Pulmonary Embolism||Cholelithiasis||Fatigue|
|Abdominal Pain Upper||Depression||Injury||Hepatic Failure||Heart Racing||Insomnia||Anxiety||Headache|
|Hypersensitivity||Bruxism||Cholecystitis Chronic||Haemangioma||Nausea||Renal Failure||Nausea||Arthralgia|
|Rash||Disturbance In Attention||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Fibrosis||Arthritis||General Physical Health Deterioration||Aggression||Diarrhoea|
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Zyrtec is effective||41.56%|
(32 of 77 people)
(16 of 30 people)
|Advil is effective||48.10%|
(38 of 79 people)
(19 of 30 people)
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Deep Vein Thrombosis||Fall|
|Pulmonary Embolism||Cerebrovascular Accident|
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Zyrtec is effective||0.00%|
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(9 of 21 people)
(13 of 36 people)
(12 of 52 people)
(5 of 28 people)
(4 of 11 people)
|Advil is effective||100.00%|
(2 of 2 people)
(4 of 5 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(7 of 21 people)
(16 of 35 people)
(13 of 52 people)
(5 of 29 people)
(6 of 11 people)
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Chills||Erythema Multiforme||Histiocytosis Haematophagic||Anxiety||Pulmonary Embolism||Injury||Nausea||Chest Pain|
|Eating Disorder||Eye Swelling||Dyspnoea||Fatigue||Cholecystitis Chronic||Nausea||Cerebrovascular Accident||Anxiety|
|Wheezing||Malaise||Pyrexia||Injury||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Anaemia||Hypertension||Fatigue|
|Malaise||Rash||Nausea||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Injury||Headache||Dyspnoea||Pneumonia|
|Adverse Event||Abdominal Pain Upper||Abdominal Pain||Hodgkin's Disease||Depression||Deep Vein Thrombosis||Back Pain||Pleural Effusion|
|Pneumonia||Lip Swelling||Clostridial Infection||Night Sweats||Gallbladder Disorder||Osteonecrosis Of Jaw||Headache||Dyspnoea|
|Acute Myeloid Leukaemia||Dyspnoea||Pleural Effusion||Upper Respiratory Tract Infection||Cholelithiasis||Back Pain||Diarrhoea||Asthenia|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I have many side effects from the aforementioned drugs. I would like to officially confirm the side effects. I would also like to know if these drugs are okay to mix together.
I've been taking Flonase and zyrtec together for about a month. Last night I developed a stiff neck. I haven't done any strenuous exercise or injured it. The pain is coming from the back of my head, bottom of my skull and behind the ears. I was wondering if this could be a drug related reaction.
Jemini on Feb, 11, 2013:
I'm a female, age 53. My doctor prescribed HCTZ 25/ Triamterene 37.5 MG for my High Blood Pressure. After taking it for about 3 days, on the 4th day I developed really bad muscle spasms in my mid back area. I did loose water weight really good but could not deal with the spasms. I informed my Dr and was taken off the medication. I explained to my Dr the pain & the Dr told me if it was spasms it was a rare side effect. I did read up on the medication once I started developing the pain in back and read that HCTZ could cause muscle spasms. After about 3 - 4 days after not taking HCTZ the pain went away. If it wasn't for the pain I would have continued it because I lost about 9 pds & my BP went down.
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On eHealthMe, Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Advil (ibuprofen) is often used to treat headache. 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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- Zyrtec is used in:
- Advil is used in:
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