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Review: could Zyrtec cause Stress?

Summary: Stress could be caused by Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Aspirin, and have Pain.

We study 27,590 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,565 have Stress. Find out below who they are, when they have Stress 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 allergen.

Stress

Stress (latest reports from 1,277,961 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 27,430 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 1,565 people (5.71%) have Stress. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,282,810 people who have Stress on eHealthMe.

Trend of Stress in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Stress * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stress20.48%7.23%14.46%9.64%12.05%22.89%13.25%

Gender of people who have Stress when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Stress75.26%24.74%

Age of people who have Stress when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stress0.00%2.91%5.00%7.77%12.30%20.27%23.18%28.58%

Severity of Stress when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Stress0.00%63.64%36.36%0.00%

How people recovered from Stress ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Stress0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (201 people, 12.84%)
  2. Depression (172 people, 10.99%)
  3. Hypersensitivity (171 people, 10.93%)
  4. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (156 people, 9.97%)
  5. Osteoporosis (113 people, 7.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (415 people, 26.52%)
  2. Zometa (361 people, 23.07%)
  3. Prilosec (293 people, 18.72%)
  4. Nexium (276 people, 17.64%)
  5. Ambien (275 people, 17.57%)

* 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 months ago):

  • I STOPPED TAKING CETIRIZINE 4 DAYS AGO...AS I READ THAT NOW, THAT MEDICATION CAN HAVE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANXIETY.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Increased difficulty concentrating for long periods of time. Increased difficulty recalling information such as names, procedures or sometimes words. Feels like "brain fog," as if I am trying to concentrate after waking up from sleeping heavily. Have difficulty staying and sometimes falling asleep and frequently experience vivid dreams, often nightmares. Occasionally I will get a good night's sleep and experience a temporary decrease in symptoms. That is rare and does not last very long. Not sure if the difficulties with short-term memory and confusion are the result of not being able to rest consistently. I diet and exercise which overall makes me feel physically healthy. Not sure if it is the lack of quality sleep is causing the other symptoms

    Reply

  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • After taking Zrtec for about a week, I have become lethargic, depressed and feel like my blood pressure is elevated

    Reply

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