Could Zyrtec cause Depression - from FDA reports


Summary

Depression is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Singulair, and have Hypersensitivity . We study 45,319 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA. Among them, 1,588 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 48,860 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 364,926 Depression patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

45,319 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 1,588 people (3.5%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Depression?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 29.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.07 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 19.19 %
  • 10+ years: 10.1 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 74.9 %
  • male: 25.1 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.31 %
  • 10-19: 7.32 %
  • 20-29: 8.44 %
  • 30-39: 12.74 %
  • 40-49: 20.38 %
  • 50-59: 27.47 %
  • 60+: 21.34 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (268 people, 16.88%)
  • Pain (198 people, 12.47%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (174 people, 10.96%)
  • Asthma (124 people, 7.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (109 people, 6.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (245 people, 15.43%)
  • Prilosec (226 people, 14.23%)
  • Vioxx (218 people, 13.73%)
  • Nexium (206 people, 12.97%)
  • Ambien (185 people, 11.65%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (706 people, 44.46%)
  • Pain (461 people, 29.03%)
  • Fatigue (356 people, 22.42%)
  • Nausea (347 people, 21.85%)
  • Insomnia (346 people, 21.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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