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Review: Zyrtec and Lipitor

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Zyrtec and Lipitor. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,103 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 29,926 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Lipitor (latest outcomes from 132,675 users) has active ingredients of atorvastatin calcium. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 28, 2014: 2,102 people who take Zyrtec, Lipitor are studied

Zyrtec, Lipitor outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride)
- Lipitor (atorvastatin calcium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Zyrtec is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
100.00%
(3 of 3 people)
10.00%
(1 of 10 people)
52.94%
(9 of 17 people)
72.73%
(8 of 11 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
n/a
Lipitor is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
70.00%
(7 of 10 people)
73.33%
(11 of 15 people)
91.67%
(11 of 12 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
TremorMyalgiaFatigueFatigueMyocardial InfarctionAstheniaAngioplastyNausea
AstheniaPneumoniaInsomniaDepressionUrinary Tract InfectionHeadacheDrug IneffectiveDyspnoea
International Normalised Ratio IncreasedHypotensionMuscle AtrophyAstheniaPyelonephritisCarpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal Tunnel SyndromePain
Drug IneffectiveFatigueHypoaesthesiaMyopathyPneumoniaUrticariaC-reactive Protein IncreasedAnxiety
MyalgiaRhabdomyolysisHeadacheDisorientationAnxietySinus CongestionConstipationFatigue
SomnolencePruritusAutoimmune DisorderAmnesiaAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDeafness UnilateralFlatulenceDizziness
PruritusStevens-johnson SyndromeDry EyeMyocardial InfarctionCoronary Artery DiseaseAnxietyDrug Effect DecreasedAsthenia
Stevens-johnson SyndromeSepsisFace PresentationNeuropathy PeripheralAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedSomnolenceBlood Urea IncreasedFall
Hepatic Function AbnormalHypomagnesaemiaMuscle SpasmsCognitive DisorderGlomerulonephritisDepressionAbdominal DistensionChest Pain
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedCardiac FailureMusculoskeletal StiffnessSleep Apnoea SyndromeBlood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedOsteoarthritisWeight DecreasedBack Pain

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Zyrtec is effective44.44%
(12 of 27 people)
56.00%
(14 of 25 people)
Lipitor is effective72.00%
(18 of 25 people)
77.27%
(17 of 22 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaDyspnoea
PainNausea
DyspnoeaPain
AnxietyAnxiety
FatigueMyocardial Infarction
FallChest Pain
DizzinessFatigue
DiarrhoeaDepression
AstheniaCough
HeadacheAnaemia

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Zyrtec is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
29.41%
(5 of 17 people)
34.62%
(9 of 26 people)
32.35%
(11 of 34 people)
Lipitor is effectiven/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 3 people)
42.86%
(6 of 14 people)
52.17%
(12 of 23 people)
48.48%
(16 of 33 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Blood Pressure IncreasedPericardial EffusionUrticariaVomitingBlood Cholesterol IncreasedHeadacheNauseaNausea
AlopeciaNauseaOropharyngeal SwellingNauseaBlood Triglycerides IncreasedNauseaDyspnoeaDyspnoea
Upper Respiratory Tract InfectionHypersensitivityAbdominal PainFatigueAnxietyChest PainAnxiety
VomitingDyspnoeaBowel Movement IrregularitySkin LesionMyocardial InfarctionPainPain
DehydrationCholelithiasisLymphadenopathyGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseDizzinessDizziness
Pleural EffusionDiabetic KetoacidosisSinusitisDepressionHeadacheDiarrhoea
Disease RecurrenceSinusitisEczemaChest PainDrug IneffectiveFatigue
Food IntoleranceDiabetes MellitusDepressionHypertensionArthralgiaCough
Viral InfectionAbdominal Pain UpperAbdominal PainVomitingMyocardial InfarctionMyalgia
Oral Intake ReducedPericardial EffusionPain In ExtremityPainAnxietyFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Need seroquel for panic/anxiety/depression/bipolar, but it seems to bring significant nasal congestion. Can't fight it w/Afrin for more than a couple days or risk rebound nasal congestion although Afrin does bring relief. Using Sudafed PE with mixed results and often need Afrin to breathe through my nose. Often have feeling of diffculty swallowing although a recent endoscopy did notfind anything physical. Panic/anxiety most often in the evening/night which are moretolerable when I stand-up and move around. Coping with anxiety and swallowing issues at night often result in little sleep on many nights per week.

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    tunafilet on Aug, 3, 2014:

    Female, 70 yrs old. Taking Welbutrin and Lexapro. Cannot fall or stay asleep at night even after taking many different sleep aids. Severe nasal congestion (snorting) adds to the problem. Seems to start up after trying to sleep for a few hours and does not stop. Anyone else?

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  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • I have had severe loss/thinning of hair over this last year, and it seems to be getting worse over the last 6 months. I lose an inordinate amount of hair whenever I brush, comb, or shampoo my hair.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I have an non-typical pulmonary stenosis, MPA aneurysm directly above that valve. The left ventricle was also enlarged due to the stress of my third & final pregnancy put on my heart.

    On March 1st (this year) I went to the ER as none of my asthma treatment weren't working. After several tests a pulmonary embolism was found in my bronchial trunk. It was successfully dissolved with heparin in 48 hours. The PE put more stress on the left ventricle. As a result I was sent home to be on bed rest as I only had trouble breathing while mobile, under stress or attempting to carry on a conversation. At rest, my heart rate & oxygen meter would go back to normal.

    That is no longer the case. When I went in to my Asthma & allergy doctor's office to do my PFT, it was worse than it has ever been, including before I quit smoking 5yrs. ago. This started at the same time I began taking Coumadin & became worse as I reached therapeutic INR levels.

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