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Review: could Zyrtec cause Depression?

Summary: Depression could be caused by Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Vioxx, and have Hypersensitivity.

We study 27,590 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,293 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression 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 allergies.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,140,771 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 27,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 1,293 people (4.71%) have Depression. They amount to 0.11% of all the 1,143,272 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Depression in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression27.27%6.82%3.41%9.09%21.59%19.32%12.50%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Depression74.20%25.80%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%2.50%6.86%7.93%13.46%21.12%28.70%19.43%

Severity of Depression when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression7.69%61.54%23.08%7.69%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypersensitivity (220 people, 17.01%)
  2. Pain (167 people, 12.92%)
  3. Depression (156 people, 12.06%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (122 people, 9.44%)
  5. Asthma (92 people, 7.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Vioxx (215 people, 16.63%)
  2. Prilosec (198 people, 15.31%)
  3. Aspirin (186 people, 14.39%)
  4. Ambien (178 people, 13.77%)
  5. Singulair (178 people, 13.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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