Could Zyrtec cause Vitiligo - from FDA reports


Summary

Vitiligo is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Carbidopa, and have Dermatitis atopic . We study 45,319 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA. Among them, 8 have Vitiligo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitiligo and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 48,860 users)

Vitiligo

Vitiligo (pigment is lost from areas of the skin) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, metastatic malignant melanoma (latest reports from 958 Vitiligo patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

45,319 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 8 people (0.02%) have Vitiligo


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Vitiligo?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Vitiligo *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Vitiligo when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Vitiligo when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 14.29 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 14.29 %
  • 30-39: 14.29 %
  • 40-49: 28.57 %
  • 50-59: 14.29 %
  • 60+: 14.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Restless Leg Syndrome (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Rashes (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Psoriasis (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Dermatitis Atopic (1 person, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Relafen (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Oxycodone (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Lexapro (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Colace (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Carbidopa (1 person, 12.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Viral Infection (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Swelling (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Oropharyngeal Pain (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Intervertebral Disc Protrusion (1 person, 12.50%)
  • Bone Cyst (1 person, 12.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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