Zyrtec and Drug addiction - from FDA reports


Summary

Drug addiction 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 Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 45,319 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA. Among them, 80 have Drug addiction. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug addiction and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 48,884 users)

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, drug abuse, pain, depression (latest reports from 39,935 Drug addiction patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

45,319 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 80 people (0.18%) have Drug Addiction


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Drug addiction?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Drug Addiction *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Drug Addiction when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 61.25 %
  • male: 38.75 %

Age of people who have Drug Addiction when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.67 %
  • 10-19: 15.0 %
  • 20-29: 1.67 %
  • 30-39: 11.67 %
  • 40-49: 23.33 %
  • 50-59: 18.33 %
  • 60+: 28.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (23 people, 28.75%)
  • Depression (13 people, 16.25%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (11 people, 13.75%)
  • Fibromyalgia (11 people, 13.75%)
  • Allergic Rhinitis (11 people, 13.75%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (39 people, 48.75%)
  • Cymbalta (29 people, 36.25%)
  • Klonopin (28 people, 35.00%)
  • Ambien (25 people, 31.25%)
  • Pepcid (23 people, 28.75%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (38 people, 47.50%)
  • Back Pain (37 people, 46.25%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (34 people, 42.50%)
  • Pain (34 people, 42.50%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (31 people, 38.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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