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Review: could Zyrtec cause Headache?





Summary: Headache 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 Aspirin, and have Hypersensitivity.

We study 27,667 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,773 have Headache. Find out below who they are, when they have Headache and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 29,942 users)

Headache

Headache (pain in head) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Headache 199,069 patients)

On Dec, 13, 2014: 27,667 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 1,773 people (6.41%) have Headache.

Trend of Headache in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Headache * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Headache40.48%9.52%4.76%8.33%11.90%14.29%10.71%

Gender of people who have Headache when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Headache75.83%24.17%

Age of people who have Headache when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Headache0.00%4.46%6.34%7.78%12.68%20.59%24.54%23.60%

Severity of Headache when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Headache5.26%50.00%34.21%10.53%

How people recovered from Headache ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Headache6.67%33.33%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypersensitivity (156 people, 8.80%)
  2. Asthma (136 people, 7.67%)
  3. Depression (110 people, 6.20%)
  4. Pain (109 people, 6.15%)
  5. Hypertension (93 people, 5.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (254 people, 14.33%)
  2. Nexium (220 people, 12.41%)
  3. Celebrex (189 people, 10.66%)
  4. Albuterol (184 people, 10.38%)
  5. Singulair (181 people, 10.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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