Review: could Zyrtec cause Pruritus Generalised?


Summary

Pruritus generalised is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Singulair, and have Hypersensitivity . We study 30,552 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 168 have Pruritus generalised. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus generalised and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 33,169 users)

Pruritus Generalised

Pruritus generalised (generalized itching) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, eye swelling, altered state of consciousness, diarrhea (latest reports from 11,761 Pruritus generalised patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

30,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 168 people (0.55%) have Pruritus Generalised


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Pruritus generalised?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Pruritus Generalised *:

  • < 1 month: 15.56 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.22 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.89 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.22 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 24.44 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 17.78 %
  • 10+ years: 8.89 %

Gender of people who have Pruritus Generalised when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 77.84 %
  • male: 22.16 %

Age of people who have Pruritus Generalised when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 4.2 %
  • 10-19: 3.5 %
  • 20-29: 14.69 %
  • 30-39: 21.68 %
  • 40-49: 22.38 %
  • 50-59: 16.08 %
  • 60+: 17.48 %

Severity if Pruritus Generalised when taking Zyrtec **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Pruritus Generalised **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (27 people)
  • Seasonal Allergy (20 people)
  • Multiple Allergies (18 people)
  • Asthma (16 people)
  • Pain (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (16 people)
  • Albuterol (11 people)
  • Prednisone (10 people)
  • Coumadin (10 people)
  • Xolair (9 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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