Review: could Zyrtec cause Drug addiction?
This is a review of Drug addiction (Drug abuse and dependence) by studying 27,399 people who take Zyrtec. We analyze: the time on Zyrtec when people have Drug addiction, gender and age of these people, the severity of Drug addiction, how they recovered, and common conditions and drugs used besides Zyrtec. The review is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
For patients like me, how are my drugs? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. We use data reported since 1977 till to date. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now >>>
Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,808 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies, allergic sinusitis. Commonly reported side effects of Zyrtec include nausea, nausea aggravated, pain exacerbated, fatigue, pain.
Drug addiction (latest reports from 79,153 patients) has been reported by people with pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain, migraine.
On Mar, 2, 2014: 27,399 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 73 people (0.27%) have Drug Addiction.
Time on Zyrtec when people have Drug addiction * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Drug addiction||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Drug addiction when taking Zyrtec * :
|Drug addiction||60.27%||39.73% |
Age of people who have Drug addiction when taking Zyrtec * :
|Drug addiction||0.00%||1.75%||14.04%||1.75%||12.28%||22.81%||19.30%||28.07% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (23 people, 31.51%)
- Depression (13 people, 17.81%)
- Hypertriglyceridaemia (11 people, 15.07%)
- Restless legs syndrome (11 people, 15.07%)
- Osteoarthritis (11 people, 15.07%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Oxycontin (36 people, 49.32%)
- Cymbalta (27 people, 36.99%)
- Klonopin (25 people, 34.25%)
- Ambien (24 people, 32.88%)
- Aspirin (21 people, 28.77%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
karen (2 years ago):
i have been taking zyrtec for 10 years for itchy and burning sensation all over my skin it has become worse over the years and i have gradually increased taking this horrid drug that is on the market today. I take zyrtec every other day now and i cant live without it or shall i say that i thought i couldnt live without it until i read that people who start to use this crazy drug that is prescibed to us makes you think your symtoms become worse when you dont take it but really your body becomes addicted to zyrtec causing frequent sytoms of allergies. please never take this drug the fda needs to remove this from the market urgently. who ever is taking this drug stop and fight the allergies it can take up to 1 month to get rid of this zyrtec addiction in the mean time your body will go crazy for zyrtec bringing on your symptoms of your allergy to the worst take vitiminc up to 3000 mg daily use a anti itch cream all day and night and its not an itching allergy any otherr type of allergies look for an alternative to help with syptoms. please never give this to children its a awful drug you think it cures the allergy problems but it make it worse goodluck to everyone
Reply the comment
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related topic: Zyrtec, Drug addiction
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) is often used for allergies. Find out below the conditions Zyrtec is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Zyrtec used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Browse Zyrtec side effects from A to Z:
Browse Zyrtec drug interactions with drugs from A to Z:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Comments from related studies:
From this study (6 days ago):
Moved in USA last Oct 2013 from Japan. Started wheezing after active movement. Starts Flovent and Zyrtec everyday since then. ( not in Japan at all) Feb 2nd, starts tic- humming. Feb 27, starts another tic- sniffing. Ear pain stopped now. ( just for couple of days after stopped Flovent )
Asked Dr. Side effect of Flovent, and to stop taking Flovent for Three weeks.
1) Flovent cause tic?
2) while stopping Flovent, if start wheezing what should I do?
From this study (6 days ago):
Venlafaxine was started for major depression and anti-anxiety. Hives broke out 6 months after begin date of Venlafaxine. Allergist has prescribed/recommended the rest of the anti-histamine drugs. Hives and depression still linger.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- Can a cough develop after 5+ years of using the drug?
My hypertension is under control but I have developed a persistant cough.
It is possible for Amlodipine Besylate being the cause of my cough after 5+ years of use?
- Trileptal and seroquel and ativan and zyrtec taken together
I took Zyrtec and started having chest pain an hour ago and I just took my regular night meds trileptal 300mg and seroquel 100mg and Ativan 2mg and now feeling weak and dizzy
- Can nortriptyline help with suboxone withdrawal
My Dr just prescribed me nortriptyline for stress induced migraines, nausea, vomiting, and stomach pains. She knows about all my meds but the suboxone I'm not prescribed them I get them from a friend. I've been on the suboxone for about 5 years now and can't handle the withdrawals but I've gone from ...
More questions for: Zyrtec, Drug addiction
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Migraine with dyazide
Took Dyazide for blood pressure escalating due to Cyclosporine. Have history of bad migraines but have not had them routinely for many years. Within 24 hours of starting treatment with Dyazide, severe headache began that lasted throughout the day and eventually led to ER treatment. Was told to no ...
- Tiredness on citalopram and cetirizine
Extreme tiredness......sleep more sleep and slight confusion when I wake...like a zombie mode switched on inside my head ...all I can do is yawn and sleep not good when your a busy mum
- Effexor xr 150 mg and phentermine 37.5 mg
phentermine has caused significant weight loss. Effexor XR manages my GAD and depression but causes random physiological anxiety attacks, drastic increase in sweating, vivid and nightly nightmares
More reviews for: Zyrtec, Drug addiction
Related drug studies for: Zyrtec, Drug addiction
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.