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Review: could Zyrtec cause Irritability?

We study 27,639 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 265 have Irritability. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritability and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,909 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Irritability

Irritability (latest reports from 146,717 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, pain, stress and anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 27,635 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 265 people (0.96%) have Irritability. They amount to 0.18% of all the 146,671 people who have Irritability on eHealthMe.

Trend of Irritability in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Irritability * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Irritability44.44%16.67%8.33%2.78%13.89%11.11%2.78%

Gender of people who have Irritability when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Irritability49.26%50.74%

Age of people who have Irritability when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Irritability3.31%20.66%7.85%4.55%13.64%19.01%15.29%15.70%

Severity of Irritability when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Irritability0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Irritability ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Irritability0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypersensitivity (29 people, 10.94%)
  2. Pain (28 people, 10.57%)
  3. Multiple allergies (22 people, 8.30%)
  4. Depression (21 people, 7.92%)
  5. Asthma (20 people, 7.55%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Flonase (62 people, 23.40%)
  2. Aspirin (42 people, 15.85%)
  3. Soma (41 people, 15.47%)
  4. Singulair (39 people, 14.72%)
  5. Celebrex (36 people, 13.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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