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Review: taking Lamictal and Zyrtec together

Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Lamictal and Zyrtec together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Lamictal and Zyrtec. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 438 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Lamictal has active ingredients of lamotrigine. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 40,720 Lamictal users)

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,990 Zyrtec users)

On May, 16, 2015: 438 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)
58.33%
(7 of 12 people)
60.00%
(6 of 10 people)
100.00%
(6 of 6 people)
n/a
Zyrtec is effective25.00%
(2 of 8 people)
100.00%
(2 of 2 people)
40.00%
(2 of 5 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
72.73%
(8 of 11 people)
62.50%
(5 of 8 people)
85.71%
(6 of 7 people)
n/a

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Lamictal is effective64.29%
(27 of 42 people)
30.00%
(3 of 10 people)
Zyrtec is effective51.28%
(20 of 39 people)
66.67%
(6 of 9 people)

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)
20.00%
(7 of 35 people)
28.00%
(7 of 25 people)
46.67%
(7 of 15 people)
21.05%
(4 of 19 people)
60.00%
(3 of 5 people)
Zyrtec is effectiven/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
75.00%
(3 of 4 people)
18.18%
(6 of 33 people)
12.00%
(3 of 25 people)
64.29%
(9 of 14 people)
15.79%
(3 of 19 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
RashPsoriasisRashHeadacheEpilepsyNight SweatsHigh Blood PressureRash
PyrexiaNauseaDepressionFatigueComplex Partial SeizuresBlepharitisLack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, WeaknessNausea
Stevens-johnson SyndromeRashErectile DysfunctionCondition AggravatedNauseaHeadachesHeadacheHeadache
ErythemaPyrexiaBone DisorderMood SwingsHypokalaemiaExternal Ear PainGlaucomaDepression
PruritusErythemaBody Height IncreasedInfluenzaFaeces DiscolouredSensitivity Of TeethDrowsinessDizziness
BlisterStevens-johnson SyndromeBack PainConvulsionBiliary DyskinesiaHalitosisVomiting
Neutrophil Percentage IncreasedEczemaBarium Swallow AbnormalNasopharyngitisCholesterosisHepatitisFatigue
Monocyte Percentage IncreasedDizzinessFeeling AbnormalStaphylococcal InfectionWeight DecreasedDry Eyes AggravatedPain
C-reactive Protein IncreasedPruritus GeneralisedHypersomniaPolycystic OvariesCholecystitis ChronicTremorAnxiety
Skin ErosionVulval DisorderTendon DisorderNight SweatsDiarrhoeaHair LossInsomnia

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
HeadacheRash
NauseaExomphalos
RashConvulsion
DepressionPyrexia
DizzinessAsthenia
AnxietyAlanine Aminotransferase Increased
PainSkin Erosion
FatigueDepression
EpilepsyBlister
VomitingMaternal Drugs Affecting Foetus

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
n/aConvulsionHypotensionEpilepsyRashHeadacheRashHeadache
Drug Administration ErrorIron Deficiency AnaemiaNauseaHeadacheNauseaNauseaCardiac Failure Congestive
SomnolenceTachycardiaAsthmaAbdominal PainRenal Failure AcuteDepressionFall
RashHypertensionVomitingNauseaPruritusHeadachePain
Status EpilepticusHospitalisationComplex Partial SeizuresDepressionSeptic ShockDizzinessInsomnia
AnorexiaCholecystitisAbdominal PainStevens-johnson SyndromeLactic AcidosisVomitingRash
Staphylococcal InfectionDepressionRashPruritusRashPainNeuropathy Peripheral
Disturbance In Social BehaviourProthrombin Time ShortenedAnxietyDizzinessDizzinessFatigueDiarrhoea
Application Site UrticariaThrombocytopeniaDeep Vein ThrombosisPortal Vein ThrombosisConvulsionPyrexiaVomiting
Multiple AllergiesAnticonvulsant Drug Level DecreasedSuicide AttemptThrombosisFatigueDiarrhoeaSwelling

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • 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.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Started Cipro this evening after getting results from Dr. today. Neither one of us knew what the bacteria was. Came home and looked it up, and supposedly only three people have had it. Usually kills fish. I have not eaten the things that cause it, so wonder if medically related.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • excessive daytime sleepiness

    Reply

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Complete drug side effects:

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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Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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