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Review: could Zyrtec cause Rash?

Summary: Rash could be caused by Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Hypersensitivity.

We study 27,582 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,426 have Rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Rash 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.

Rash

Rash (redness) (latest reports from 965,394 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, depression.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 27,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 1,458 people (5.32%) have Rash. They amount to 0.15% of all the 963,349 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rash in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Rash71.54%10.77%2.31%3.85%1.54%6.15%3.85%

Gender of people who have Rash when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Rash71.75%28.25%

Age of people who have Rash when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.86%7.44%3.86%6.65%12.73%15.31%22.46%30.69%

Severity of Rash when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash10.00%70.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypersensitivity (158 people, 10.84%)
  2. Hypertension (132 people, 9.05%)
  3. Asthma (118 people, 8.09%)
  4. Depression (102 people, 7.00%)
  5. Pain (81 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (250 people, 17.15%)
  2. Singulair (194 people, 13.31%)
  3. Prednisone (176 people, 12.07%)
  4. Zometa (163 people, 11.18%)
  5. Allegra (148 people, 10.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • I have been taking ibuprofen 800 mg every 4-6 hours for pain as prescribed by my dentist after extensive dental work for almost a week. I now have a painless rash on my face and getting petechiae on my arms and hands. Could this be from the ibuprofen and should i stop taking it and find another pain reliever. I am type 2 diabetic and have non aloholic fatty liver disease.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Itching burning on mainly my feet and lower legs raised boil looking hives and extream sensitivity in my feet

    Reply

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