Review: could Zyrtec cause Anxiety?


Summary

Anxiety is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Hypersensitivity . We study 41,998 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,078 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 46,713 users)

Anxiety

Anxiety has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 283,880 Anxiety patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

41,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 2,078 people (4.95%) have Anxiety


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Anxiety?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Anxiety *:

  • < 1 month: 21.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.01 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.26 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 11.01 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.51 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 21.1 %
  • 10+ years: 11.01 %

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 75.96 %
  • male: 24.04 %

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 3.16 %
  • 10-19: 5.9 %
  • 20-29: 9.42 %
  • 30-39: 12.75 %
  • 40-49: 18.77 %
  • 50-59: 22.59 %
  • 60+: 27.41 %

Severity if Anxiety when taking Zyrtec **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 61.54 %
  • severe: 38.46 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Anxiety **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 25 %
  • not yet: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (237 people, 11.41%)
  • Pain (197 people, 9.48%)
  • Depression (193 people, 9.29%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (169 people, 8.13%)
  • Anxiety (157 people, 7.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (373 people, 17.95%)
  • Aspirin (334 people, 16.07%)
  • Prilosec (296 people, 14.24%)
  • Singulair (290 people, 13.96%)
  • Nexium (286 people, 13.76%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (939 people, 45.19%)
  • Depression (679 people, 32.68%)
  • Injury (541 people, 26.03%)
  • Nausea (465 people, 22.38%)
  • Fatigue (460 people, 22.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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