Review: could Zyrtec cause Vitiligo?


Vitiligo is reported only by a few people who take Zyrtec. We study 30,552 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 5 have Vitiligo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vitiligo and more.

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Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 34,371 users)


Vitiligo (pigment is lost from areas of the skin) has been reported by people with breast cancer female, pain, hair loss, acne, ovarian cysts (latest reports from 695 Vitiligo patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

30,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 5 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: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Vitiligo when taking Zyrtec *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rhinitis Allergic (1 person)
  • Psoriasis (1 person)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum (1 person)
  • Asthma (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zantac (1 person)
  • Xolair (1 person)
  • Raptiva (1 person)
  • Aldara (1 person)
  • Albuterol (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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