Zyrtec and High blood pressure - from FDA reports


Summary

High blood pressure 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 Vioxx, and have Hypersensitivity . We study 45,319 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA. Among them, 1,719 have High blood pressure. Find out below who they are, when they have High blood pressure 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)

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression (latest reports from 493,427 High blood pressure patients).

On Feb, 20, 2017

45,319 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 1,719 people (3.79%) have High Blood Pressure


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause High blood pressure?

Time on Zyrtec when people have High Blood Pressure *:

  • < 1 month: 53.62 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.8 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.04 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.8 %
  • 10+ years: 7.25 %

Gender of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have High Blood Pressure when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.07 %
  • 2-9: 0.77 %
  • 10-19: 2.11 %
  • 20-29: 3.66 %
  • 30-39: 6.9 %
  • 40-49: 15.85 %
  • 50-59: 26.27 %
  • 60+: 44.37 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (217 people, 12.62%)
  • Pain (170 people, 9.89%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (166 people, 9.66%)
  • Asthma (130 people, 7.56%)
  • Depression (124 people, 7.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (302 people, 17.57%)
  • Prilosec (236 people, 13.73%)
  • Singulair (210 people, 12.22%)
  • Aspirin (195 people, 11.34%)
  • Nexium (188 people, 10.94%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (399 people, 23.21%)
  • Nausea (346 people, 20.13%)
  • Pain (344 people, 20.01%)
  • Chest Pain (333 people, 19.37%)
  • Fatigue (331 people, 19.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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