Review: could Zyrtec cause Drug addiction (Drug abuse and dependence)?
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 27,693 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Drug addiction. Find out below who they are, when they have Drug addiction and more.
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Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,965 Zyrtec users)
Drug addiction has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, migraine. (latest reports from 19,959 Drug addiction patients)
On Mar, 29, 2015: 27,693 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 73 people (0.26%) 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 (3 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
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