Review: could Zyrtec cause Panic attack (Panic disorder)?
Summary: Panic attack is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Flonase, and have Hypersensitivity.
We study 27,689 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 has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,960 Zyrtec users)
Panic attack has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 24,823 Panic attack patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 27,689 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 168 people (0.61%) have Panic Attack.
Time on Zyrtec when people have Panic attack * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Panic attack||50.00%||16.67%||0.00%||16.67%||8.33%||8.33%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Panic attack when taking Zyrtec * :
|Panic attack||67.80%||32.20% |
Age of people who have Panic attack when taking Zyrtec * :
|Panic attack||0.00%||3.31%||5.30%||5.30%||11.26%||37.75%||13.25%||23.84% |
Severity of Panic attack when taking Zyrtec ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Panic attack||0.00%||0.00%||66.67%||33.33% |
How people recovered from Panic attack ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Panic attack||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypersensitivity (32 people, 19.05%)
- Depression (30 people, 17.86%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (25 people, 14.88%)
- Pain (22 people, 13.10%)
- Anxiety (17 people, 10.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Flonase (52 people, 30.95%)
- Vioxx (38 people, 22.62%)
- Neurontin (34 people, 20.24%)
- Xanax (29 people, 17.26%)
- Prevacid (29 people, 17.26%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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