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Review: could Zyrtec cause Pruritus generalised?

We study 27,640 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.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,926 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Pruritus generalised

Pruritus generalised (generalized itching) (latest reports from 46,834 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Aug, 24, 2014: 27,639 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 149 people (0.54%) have Pruritus Generalised. They amount to 0.32% of all the 46,684 people who have Pruritus Generalised on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pruritus generalised in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Pruritus generalised * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pruritus generalised19.05%19.05%9.52%4.76%21.43%16.67%9.52%

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

FemaleMale
Pruritus generalised68.07%31.93%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pruritus generalised0.00%9.93%3.55%12.77%20.57%21.99%14.89%16.31%

Severity of Pruritus generalised when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pruritus generalised0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pruritus generalised ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Pruritus generalised0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Seasonal allergy (28 people, 18.79%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (23 people, 15.44%)
  3. Multiple allergies (17 people, 11.41%)
  4. Asthma (10 people, 6.71%)
  5. Urticaria (7 people, 4.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Singulair (12 people, 8.05%)
  2. Albuterol (11 people, 7.38%)
  3. Coumadin (9 people, 6.04%)
  4. Children's zyrtec allergy (8 people, 5.37%)
  5. Prednisone (8 people, 5.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

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    tunafilet on Aug, 3, 2014:

    Female, 70 yrs old. Taking Welbutrin and Lexapro. Cannot fall or stay asleep at night even after taking many different sleep aids. Severe nasal congestion (snorting) adds to the problem. Seems to start up after trying to sleep for a few hours and does not stop. Anyone else?

    Reply

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