Review: could Zyrtec cause Vitiligo?


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 Aredia, and have Plasma cell myeloma . We study 41,998 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 7 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 hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 46,713 users)

Vitiligo

Vitiligo (pigment is lost from areas of the skin) has been reported by people with breast cancer female, rashes, hair loss, acne, ovarian cysts (latest reports from 922 Vitiligo patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

41,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 7 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: 71.43 %
  • male: 28.57 %

Age of people who have Vitiligo when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 16.67 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 16.67 %
  • 30-39: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Rhinitis Allergic (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Psoriasis (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Plasma Cell Myeloma (1 person, 14.29%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zantac (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Oxyir (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Hydroxyzine (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Chemotherapeutics Nos (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Aredia (1 person, 14.29%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Haemangioma Of Skin (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Enthesopathy (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Embolic Stroke (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Eczema (1 person, 14.29%)
  • Dyspnoea (1 person, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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