Review: could Cetirizine cause Bad dreams?
Summary: Bad dreams could be caused by Cetirizine, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Fluticasone propionate, and have Depression.
We study 1,844 people who have side effects while taking Cetirizine from FDA and social media. Among them, 11 have Bad dreams. Find out below who they are, when they have Bad dreams and more.
On Apr, 13, 2014: 1,844 people reported to have side effects when taking Cetirizine hydrochloride. Among them, 11 people (0.60%) have Bad Dreams. They amount to 0.01% of all the 83,173 people who have Bad Dreams on eHealthMe.
Time on Cetirizine hydrochloride when people have Bad dreams * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Bad dreams||33.33%||0.00%||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Bad dreams when taking Cetirizine hydrochloride * :
|Bad dreams||9.09%||90.91% |
Age of people who have Bad dreams when taking Cetirizine hydrochloride * :
|Bad dreams||0.00%||30.00%||0.00%||10.00%||10.00%||10.00%||0.00%||40.00% |
Severity of Bad dreams when taking Cetirizine hydrochloride ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Bad dreams||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Bad dreams ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (3 people, 27.27%)
- Dyspepsia (3 people, 27.27%)
- Hypertension (3 people, 27.27%)
- Asthma (3 people, 27.27%)
- Sleep disorder (3 people, 27.27%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Fluticasone propionate (4 people, 36.36%)
- Singulair (4 people, 36.36%)
- Lorazepam (3 people, 27.27%)
- Omeprazole (3 people, 27.27%)
- Lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide (3 people, 27.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Cetirizine Hydrochloride (cetirizine hydrochloride) is often used for allergies. Find out below the conditions Cetirizine Hydrochloride is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (3 years ago):
Works very well to prevent hayfever, but leads to very vivid disturbing dreams at night. Used for several years every summer, and alsways gets same results of dreams.
From this study (3 years ago):
I have had occassional nightmares but most recently several times per week I wake up screaming
JJ15 on May, 27, 2011:
Began meclizine two days ago for vertigo (inner ear crystal --benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV--severe nightmares all last night, the second night on meclizine.
Horrible; would not recommend to anyone.
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