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Review: could Zyrtec cause Panic attack?

Summary: Panic attack could be caused by Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Flonase, and have Hypersensitivity.

We study 27,582 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Panic attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attack and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,849 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Panic attack

Panic attack (latest reports from 119,989 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 27,582 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 168 people (0.61%) have Panic Attack. They amount to 0.14% of all the 117,999 people who have Panic Attack on eHealthMe.

Trend of Panic attack in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Panic attack * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Panic attack50.00%16.67%0.00%16.67%8.33%8.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Panic attack when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Panic attack67.80%32.20%

Age of people who have Panic attack when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Panic attack0.00%3.31%5.30%5.30%11.26%37.75%13.25%23.84%

Severity of Panic attack when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Panic attack0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Panic attack ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Panic attack0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypersensitivity (32 people, 19.05%)
  2. Depression (30 people, 17.86%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (25 people, 14.88%)
  4. Pain (22 people, 13.10%)
  5. Anxiety (17 people, 10.12%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Flonase (52 people, 30.95%)
  2. Vioxx (38 people, 22.62%)
  3. Neurontin (34 people, 20.24%)
  4. Xanax (29 people, 17.26%)
  5. Prevacid (29 people, 17.26%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Trying to figure out if my symptoms are related to medications I am taking or due to chronic fatigue syndrome which I have been diagnosed with and maybe fibromyalgia or lumbar stenosis or MS.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Need seroquel for panic/anxiety/depression/bipolar, but it seems to bring significant nasal congestion. Can't fight it w/Afrin for more than a couple days or risk rebound nasal congestion although Afrin does bring relief. Using Sudafed PE with mixed results and often need Afrin to breathe through my nose. Often have feeling of diffculty swallowing although a recent endoscopy did notfind anything physical. Panic/anxiety most often in the evening/night which are moretolerable when I stand-up and move around. Coping with anxiety and swallowing issues at night often result in little sleep on many nights per week.

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • I have been moderately depressed most of my life, and suffered from anxiety for the last 10 years. Prozac had worked well in the past. Zoloft made me a zombie. Welbutrin was the scariest experience I have ever had from a medication. Suffered major panic attacks multiple times a day, and had never had one before. Doctor upped my medication from 150mg to 300mg and started in EXTREME paranoia and looping negative thoughts. Only took this 3 months. Stopped wellbutrin and went back to prozac, and by day 5 was feeling almost myself again. DO NOT TAKE THIS FOR ANXIETY. I was out of control in my head and couldn't be alone. CRAZY.

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