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Review: Zyrtec and Advil

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zyrtec and Advil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,068 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,940 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Trend of zyrtec reports

Advil (latest outcomes from 22,812 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in headache.

Trend of advil reports

On Oct, 25, 2014: 2,068 people who take Zyrtec, Advil are studied

Zyrtec, Advil outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)
- Advil (ibuprofen)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Zyrtec is effective11.11%
(2 of 18 people)
(7 of 14 people)
(3 of 10 people)
(8 of 19 people)
(16 of 27 people)
(7 of 12 people)
(3 of 5 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Advil is effective61.29%
(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 20 people)
(1 of 5 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DyspnoeaCongenital Cystic Kidney DiseaseAnxietyCerebrovascular AccidentColonic PolypAnxietyCholecystitis ChronicPain
VomitingClostridial InfectionPainHypertensionDizzinessDepressionPainNausea
PyrexiaVomitingMuscle SpasmsHeadacheWeight GainDeep Vein ThrombosisDeep Vein ThrombosisAnxiety
Swelling FaceSingle Functional KidneyLiver InjuryPyrexiaHeadacheCholecystitis ChronicInjuryPyrexia
Condition AggravatedAnxietyWeight IncreasedVomitingMemory ImpairmentPainAnxietyDyspnoea
HeadacheConjunctivitisBiliary DyskinesiaNauseaKidney SmallInjuryCholelithiasisVomiting
ErythemaDrug Exposure During PregnancyEmotional DistressHepatitisChest PainPulmonary EmbolismDepressionFatigue
Abdominal Pain UpperDepressionInjuryHepatic FailureHeart RacingInsomniaGallbladder DisorderHeadache
HypersensitivityBruxismCholecystitis ChronicHaemangiomaNauseaRenal FailureMuscle SpasmsArthralgia
RashDisturbance In AttentionType 2 Diabetes MellitusFibrosisArthritisGeneral Physical Health DeteriorationAggressionDiarrhoea

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Zyrtec is effective41.56%
(32 of 77 people)
(15 of 29 people)
Advil is effective48.10%
(38 of 79 people)
(19 of 29 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Deep Vein ThrombosisFall
Pulmonary EmbolismCerebrovascular Accident

Drug effectiveness by age :

Zyrtec is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 4 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(9 of 21 people)
(13 of 36 people)
(11 of 51 people)
(5 of 28 people)
(4 of 11 people)
Advil is effective100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
(4 of 5 people)
(4 of 10 people)
(7 of 21 people)
(16 of 35 people)
(13 of 51 people)
(5 of 29 people)
(6 of 11 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

InsomniaVomitingVomitingPulmonary EmbolismAnxietyAnxietyArthralgiaNausea
ChillsErythema MultiformeHistiocytosis HaematophagicAnxietyPulmonary EmbolismInjuryNauseaChest Pain
Eating DisorderEye SwellingDyspnoeaFatigueCholecystitis ChronicNauseaCerebrovascular AccidentAnxiety
WheezingMalaisePyrexiaInjuryDeep Vein ThrombosisAnaemiaHypertensionFatigue
MalaiseRashNauseaDeep Vein ThrombosisInjuryHeadacheDyspnoeaPneumonia
DyspnoeaPneumoniaPulmonary EmbolismDizzinessNauseaArthralgiaHypoaesthesiaHypotension
Adverse EventAbdominal Pain UpperAbdominal PainHodgkin's DiseaseDepressionDeep Vein ThrombosisBack PainPleural Effusion
PneumoniaLip SwellingClostridial InfectionNight SweatsGallbladder DisorderOsteonecrosis Of JawHeadacheDyspnoea
Acute Myeloid LeukaemiaDyspnoeaPleural EffusionUpper Respiratory Tract InfectionCholelithiasisPain In ExtremityDiarrhoeaAsthenia

* 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?
    (Asked by a 10 year old boy who has Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type, and takes Zyrtec)
    My son is getting worse since been on Risperdone, I thinking it has something to do with zyrtec

  • Is it safe to take effexor and ibuprophen?
    (Asked by a 61 year old woman who has High Blood Cholesterol, Diabetes Mellitus Non Insulin-dependent, Sinusitis, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, and takes Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride, Doxycycline, Alprazolam, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Tradjenta, Crestor)
    Have sinus infection which I'm taking doxycycline and ibuprophen for headache. I also take Venlafaxine for GAD. Is it okay to take Advil or acetaminophen while taking venlafaxine, not at the same time??

  • Is it ok to take papaya with ibuprofen
    (Asked by a 46 year old woman who has Heartburn And Snot, and takes Papaya, Ibuprofen)
    Just wondering if it is safe to take papaya chewables with Ibuprofen?

  • Had a bloody ejaculate twice lately. only blood. can it be related to cialis and/or ibuprofen?
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Back Pain, and takes Ibuprofen, Cialis)
    last two ejaculations a week apart resulted in all blood ejaculate. Dark old looking blood, not bright red & fresh. No semen. Gonna tell my doctor soon. What should I be concerned about. Could it be ralated to ibuprofen or cialis usage? i dont have any known predisposing conditions.

  • What is the current treatment for larangospasm?
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Osteoarthritis, Hypercholesterolemia, GERD, Larangospasm With Asthmatic Component, and takes Klonopin, Xanax, Celebrex, Zyrtec, Lipitor, Fluticasone Propionate, Budesonide , Xopenex, Prevacid, Lexapro)
    For two years I have been fighting with larangospasm. I have been hospitalized twice and treated with prednisone as well as nebulizers with albuterol. I had botox injections into my vocal cords last July 2013 and have a straw hanging around my neck for straw breathing. The last "attack" lasted one ...

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Complete drug side effects:

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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