Review: could Zyrtec cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
We study 27,640 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 851 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,919 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,847 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 11, 2014: 27,640 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 851 people (3.08%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Zyrtec when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||20.37%||14.81%||9.26%||12.96%||12.96%||11.11%||18.52% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Zyrtec * :
|Weight gain||81.47%||18.53% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Zyrtec * :
|Weight gain||0.29%||2.77%||4.37%||4.81%||15.89%||23.62%||24.78%||23.47% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Zyrtec ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||16.00%||60.00%||12.00%||12.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (92 people, 10.81%)
- Hypersensitivity (80 people, 9.40%)
- Hypertension (65 people, 7.64%)
- Pain (65 people, 7.64%)
- Asthma (47 people, 5.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Singulair (117 people, 13.75%)
- Prilosec (112 people, 13.16%)
- Aspirin (110 people, 12.93%)
- Neurontin (109 people, 12.81%)
- Nexium (103 people, 12.10%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 years ago):
Jemini on Feb, 11, 2013:
I'm a female, age 53. My doctor prescribed HCTZ 25/ Triamterene 37.5 MG for my High Blood Pressure. After taking it for about 3 days, on the 4th day I developed really bad muscle spasms in my mid back area. I did loose water weight really good but could not deal with the spasms. I informed my Dr and was taken off the medication. I explained to my Dr the pain & the Dr told me if it was spasms it was a rare side effect. I did read up on the medication once I started developing the pain in back and read that HCTZ could cause muscle spasms. After about 3 - 4 days after not taking HCTZ the pain went away. If it wasn't for the pain I would have continued it because I lost about 9 pds & my BP went down.
From this study (2 years ago):
I have had severe persistent diarrhea for 25 months. Weight loss of 40 pounds. Ater a sigmoidoscopy with biopsies, 2 colonoscopies with biopsies, barium xrays/scans. upper endoscopy - the dianosis was IBD/Chrons from top to bottom. I did 2 courses (each 6 weeks of Entocort EC and then I have been doing Asacol 800mg, 4 times a day for 9 weeks. In the last 3 weeks the diarrhea has subsided, BM's are predictable but I have gained 12 pounds and my entire torso is bloated. (no gas - or pressure) and no pain or discomfort. Is this normal?
From this study (2 years ago):
Is it normal for these meds to cause drowsiness and weight gain? I've put on 15 lbs in 2 weeks.
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