Related topic: Zyrtec, Pruritus generalised
Review: could Zyrtec cause Pruritus generalised?
Summary: Pruritus generalised could be caused by Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Singulair, and have Seasonal allergy.
We study 27,590 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 149 have Pruritus generalised. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus generalised and more.
How are my drugs for patients like me? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now, it's anonymous, simple & free >>>
Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,849 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Pruritus generalised (generalized itching) (latest reports from 45,878 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, pain.
On Apr, 12, 2014: 27,582 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 149 people (0.54%) have Pruritus Generalised. They amount to 0.33% of all the 45,712 people who have Pruritus Generalised on eHealthMe.
Time on Zyrtec when people have Pruritus generalised * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Pruritus generalised||19.05%||19.05%||9.52%||4.76%||21.43%||16.67%||9.52% |
Gender of people who have Pruritus generalised when taking Zyrtec * :
|Pruritus generalised||68.07%||31.93% |
Age of people who have Pruritus generalised when taking Zyrtec * :
|Pruritus generalised||0.00%||9.93%||3.55%||12.77%||20.57%||21.99%||14.89%||16.31% |
Severity of Pruritus generalised when taking Zyrtec ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Pruritus generalised||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Pruritus generalised ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Pruritus generalised||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Seasonal allergy (28 people, 18.79%)
- Hypersensitivity (23 people, 15.44%)
- Multiple allergies (17 people, 11.41%)
- Asthma (10 people, 6.71%)
- Urticaria (7 people, 4.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Singulair (12 people, 8.05%)
- Albuterol (11 people, 7.38%)
- Coumadin (9 people, 6.04%)
- Children's zyrtec allergy (8 people, 5.37%)
- Prednisone (8 people, 5.37%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Zyrtec (cetirizine hydrochloride) is often used for allergies. Find out below the conditions Zyrtec is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Zyrtec used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Comments from related studies:
From this study (1 day ago):
I have had severe loss/thinning of hair over this last year, and it seems to be getting worse over the last 6 months. I lose an inordinate amount of hair whenever I brush, comb, or shampoo my hair.
From this study (2 days ago):
I had severe swelling of my eyes on an irregular basis beginning September 2013. I saw my allergy doctor, and she diagnosed it as angioedema and prescribed 4 10mg of cetirizine hydrochloride per day. At that time I was taking amlodipine besylate for high blood pressure. I have seen the allergy doctor several times since September, but my blood pressure has continued to go up. I asked her if the cetirizine could be causing this and she said "no". I am concerned because I only have one kidney, have a history of Hep C and some diminished liver function due to the Hep C (it's been in remission for about six years).
From this study (3 days ago):
Wanted to see the effect (if any) of taking Tylenol for a low grade fever.
Swollen! on Apr, 21, 2014:
About a week ago, my doctor took me off Clopidogrel Bisulfat 75mg blood thinner, which I've been taking for about two years.
I just now noticed that my feet, then ankles and now lower legs are severely swollen and my chest is tight.
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Zyrtec, Pruritus generalised
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Migraine with dyazide
Took Dyazide for blood pressure escalating due to Cyclosporine. Have history of bad migraines but have not had them routinely for many years. Within 24 hours of starting treatment with Dyazide, severe headache began that lasted throughout the day and eventually led to ER treatment. Was told to no ...
- Tiredness on citalopram and cetirizine
Extreme tiredness......sleep more sleep and slight confusion when I wake...like a zombie mode switched on inside my head ...all I can do is yawn and sleep not good when your a busy mum
- Effexor xr 150 mg and phentermine 37.5 mg
phentermine has caused significant weight loss. Effexor XR manages my GAD and depression but causes random physiological anxiety attacks, drastic increase in sweating, vivid and nightly nightmares
More reviews for: Zyrtec, Pruritus generalised
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.