Review: could Zyrtec cause Drug addiction?
We study 27,630 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 (latest outcomes from 29,900 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Drug addiction (latest reports from 79,540 patients) has been reported by people with pain, depression, back pain, stress and anxiety, migraine.
On Jul, 14, 2014: 27,627 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 73 people (0.26%) have Drug Addiction. They amount to 0.09% of all the 79,469 people who have Drug Addiction on eHealthMe.
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
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Stopped taking zyrtec and flonase immediately when symptoms arose.
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I've been taking Zyrtec everyday since the beginning of December 2013, I just stopped because I found out it was addictive, my last Zyrtec was on Thursday night, since Saturday I've been experiencing severe nausea and headaches along with itching on my head, I would like to know if these symptoms can be related to Zyrtec withdrawl.
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I keep having an allergic reaction while ONLY in my apartment. I've had these symptoms with (worsening over time) since moving in. I would like to know if I have a possible mold allergy because my place is very old and has no ventilation.
My symptoms such as the swelling, edema, throat tightness, and trouble breathing all go away within forty minutes of leaving my apartment and return within thirty minutes of being home. I also have greater mental clarity while away from home. I would like to pinpoint what is making me react. I own two cats, but I have never reacted to them before.
My symptoms with the swelling also worsen upon eating soy sauce, cheese, or when I add salt, which has never been an issue until the recent weeks, about the time my throat started mildly closing. Soy sauce made my ankles triple in size for three days, as well as my calves and feet. I couldn't bend my toes or fit my shoes and I had difficulty breathing and strange tingling in my calves and ankles. I have never even mildly swollen from any foods in my life.
I have only tried Zyrtec and Claritin. Zyrtec keeps away all the swelling, but Claritin doesn't. Claritin did help me with my dog allergy, but it is not with whatever is going on in my apartment.
kathym on Jun, 23, 2014:
Probably either toxic mold or pesticides you should move. Wish it was better news. I've had MCS for 17 yrs and if you don't do something about your situation you may have permanent damage to your immune system.
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