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Review: Lamictal and Zyrtec

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Zyrtec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 432 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lamictal (what 40,506 Lamictal users reported?) has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is used in bipolar disorder.

Zyrtec (what 29,919 Zyrtec users reported?) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is used in allergic sinusitis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 432 people who take Lamictal, Zyrtec are studied

Lamictal, Zyrtec outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Lamictal (lamotrigine)
- Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lamictal is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
42.86%
(3 of 7 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
50.00%
(5 of 10 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
100.00%
(5 of 5 people)
n/a
Zyrtec is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
16.67%
(1 of 6 people)
77.78%
(7 of 9 people)
57.14%
(4 of 7 people)
83.33%
(5 of 6 people)
n/a

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
RashPsoriasisRashHeadacheEpilepsyNight SweatsHeadacheRash
PyrexiaNauseaDepressionFatigueComplex Partial SeizuresExternal Ear PainHigh Blood PressureNausea
Stevens-johnson SyndromeRashErectile DysfunctionCondition AggravatedNauseaBlepharitisGlaucomaHeadache
ErythemaPyrexiaBone DisorderMood SwingsHypokalaemiaSensitivity Of TeethDrowsinessDepression
PruritusErythemaBody Height IncreasedInfluenzaFaeces DiscolouredHalitosisDizziness
BlisterStevens-johnson SyndromeBack PainConvulsionBiliary DyskinesiaHeadachesVomiting
Neutrophil Percentage IncreasedEczemaBarium Swallow AbnormalStaphylococcal InfectionCholesterosisHepatitisFatigue
Monocyte Percentage IncreasedDizzinessFeeling AbnormalNasopharyngitisWeight DecreasedGlaucomaPain
C-reactive Protein IncreasedPruritus GeneralisedHypersomniaPolycystic OvariesCholecystitis ChronicLower Leg PainAnxiety
Skin ErosionVulval DisorderTendon DisorderPremenstrual SyndromeDiarrhoeaLiver InjuryInsomnia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lamictal is effective63.16%
(24 of 38 people)
33.33%
(3 of 9 people)
Zyrtec is effective51.43%
(18 of 35 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
HeadacheRash
NauseaExomphalos
RashConvulsion
DepressionPyrexia
DizzinessAsthenia
PainAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
AnxietySkin Erosion
VomitingDepression
FatigueBlister
EpilepsyMaternal Drugs Affecting Foetus

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lamictal is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
17.65%
(6 of 34 people)
30.43%
(7 of 23 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
16.67%
(3 of 18 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
Zyrtec is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
15.62%
(5 of 32 people)
13.04%
(3 of 23 people)
77.78%
(7 of 9 people)
16.67%
(3 of 18 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aConvulsionHypotensionEpilepsyRashHeadacheRashHeadache
Drug Administration ErrorIron Deficiency AnaemiaNauseaHeadacheNauseaNauseaCardiac Failure Congestive
SomnolenceTachycardiaAsthmaAbdominal PainSeptic ShockDepressionFall
RashHypertensionVomitingNauseaPruritusHeadachePain
Status EpilepticusHospitalisationAbdominal PainDepressionLactic AcidosisDizzinessInsomnia
AnorexiaCholecystitisComplex Partial SeizuresDizzinessRenal Failure AcuteVomitingRash
Staphylococcal InfectionDepressionRashPruritusRashPainNeuropathy Peripheral
Disturbance In Social BehaviourProthrombin Time ShortenedFatigueThrombosisDizzinessFatigueDiarrhoea
Application Site UrticariaThrombocytopeniaAnxietyPortal Vein ThrombosisConvulsionPyrexiaVomiting
Multiple AllergiesAnticonvulsant Drug Level DecreasedHeadacheStevens-johnson SyndromeFeeling AbnormalDiarrhoeaSwelling

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Lamictal (lamotrigine) is often used to treat bipolar disorder. 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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