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Review: could Zyrtec cause Anxiety?

Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 27,590 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,565 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,849 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,277,904 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 27,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 1,679 people (6.12%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.13% of all the 1,275,870 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety21.98%7.69%14.29%9.89%12.09%21.98%12.09%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety75.22%24.78%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.00%2.92%5.28%7.50%12.52%20.53%22.70%28.54%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety0.00%53.33%46.67%0.00%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (201 people, 11.97%)
  2. Depression (172 people, 10.24%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (171 people, 10.18%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (156 people, 9.29%)
  5. Hypertension (113 people, 6.73%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (418 people, 24.90%)
  2. Zometa (361 people, 21.50%)
  3. Prilosec (300 people, 17.87%)
  4. Ambien (277 people, 16.50%)
  5. Nexium (276 people, 16.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I STOPPED TAKING CETIRIZINE 4 DAYS AGO...AS I READ THAT NOW, THAT MEDICATION CAN HAVE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANXIETY.

    Reply

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • I have become increasingly obsessive. I was switched to generic Geodon and it was not working. I have been on 60 mg of Geodon for about a month. I am feeling somewhat better ], but still worry a lot.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Increased difficulty concentrating for long periods of time. Increased difficulty recalling information such as names, procedures or sometimes words. Feels like "brain fog," as if I am trying to concentrate after waking up from sleeping heavily. Have difficulty staying and sometimes falling asleep and frequently experience vivid dreams, often nightmares. Occasionally I will get a good night's sleep and experience a temporary decrease in symptoms. That is rare and does not last very long. Not sure if the difficulties with short-term memory and confusion are the result of not being able to rest consistently. I diet and exercise which overall makes me feel physically healthy. Not sure if it is the lack of quality sleep is causing the other symptoms

    Reply

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