Zyrtec and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Singulair, and have Hypersensitivity . We study 45,319 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA. Among them, 1,171 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 48,884 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Jan, 19, 2017

45,319 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 1,171 people (2.58%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Weight gain?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 23.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 29.41 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.82 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.82 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 5.88 %
  • 10+ years: 17.65 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 80.48 %
  • male: 19.52 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.23 %
  • 2-9: 2.65 %
  • 10-19: 4.61 %
  • 20-29: 5.07 %
  • 30-39: 13.38 %
  • 40-49: 22.15 %
  • 50-59: 24.68 %
  • 60+: 27.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypersensitivity (132 people, 11.27%)
  • Depression (122 people, 10.42%)
  • Pain (92 people, 7.86%)
  • High Blood Pressure (91 people, 7.77%)
  • Asthma (76 people, 6.49%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Singulair (156 people, 13.32%)
  • Prilosec (136 people, 11.61%)
  • Nexium (136 people, 11.61%)
  • Neurontin (135 people, 11.53%)
  • Lyrica (121 people, 10.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (259 people, 22.12%)
  • Nausea (218 people, 18.62%)
  • Headache (193 people, 16.48%)
  • Dizziness (186 people, 15.88%)
  • Pain (178 people, 15.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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