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Review: could Zyrtec cause Weight gain?

We study 27,639 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

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,909 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 527,544 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 12, 2014: 27,635 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 851 people (3.08%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.16% of all the 527,408 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain20.37%14.81%9.26%12.96%12.96%11.11%18.52%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain81.47%18.53%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.29%2.77%4.37%4.81%15.89%23.62%24.78%23.47%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain16.00%60.00%12.00%12.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (92 people, 10.81%)
  2. Hypersensitivity (80 people, 9.40%)
  3. Hypertension (65 people, 7.64%)
  4. Pain (65 people, 7.64%)
  5. Asthma (47 people, 5.52%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Singulair (117 people, 13.75%)
  2. Prilosec (112 people, 13.16%)
  3. Aspirin (110 people, 12.93%)
  4. Neurontin (109 people, 12.81%)
  5. Nexium (103 people, 12.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year 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.

    Reply

  • 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?

    Reply

  • 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.

    Reply

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