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Review: could Zyrtec cause Zits?

We study 27,590 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 93 have Zits. Find out below who they are, when they have Zits and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec (latest outcomes from 29,849 users) has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergen.

Zits

Zits (pimple/small skin inflammations or lesions/acne) (latest reports from 62,255 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, crohn's disease.

On Apr, 23, 2014: 27,590 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec. Among them, 87 people (0.32%) have Zits. They amount to 0.14% of all the 62,255 people who have Zits on eHealthMe.

Trend of Zits in Zyrtec reports

Time on Zyrtec when people have Zits * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Zits16.67%16.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%33.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Zits when taking Zyrtec * :

FemaleMale
Zits83.33%16.67%

Age of people who have Zits when taking Zyrtec * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Zits0.00%0.00%7.23%26.51%39.76%9.64%3.61%13.25%

Severity of Zits when taking Zyrtec ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Zits20.00%60.00%20.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Zits ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Zits0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Eczema (24 people, 27.59%)
  2. Contraception (12 people, 13.79%)
  3. Multiple allergies (7 people, 8.05%)
  4. Acne (6 people, 6.90%)
  5. Asthma (4 people, 4.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Atarax (26 people, 29.89%)
  2. Elidel (24 people, 27.59%)
  3. Protopic (22 people, 25.29%)
  4. Albuterol (22 people, 25.29%)
  5. Prednisone (22 people, 25.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (23 hours ago):

  • I had severe swelling of my eyes on an irregular basis beginning September 2013. I saw my allergy doctor, and she diagnosed it as angioedema and prescribed 4 10mg of cetirizine hydrochloride per day. At that time I was taking amlodipine besylate for high blood pressure. I have seen the allergy doctor several times since September, but my blood pressure has continued to go up. I asked her if the cetirizine could be causing this and she said "no". I am concerned because I only have one kidney, have a history of Hep C and some diminished liver function due to the Hep C (it's been in remission for about six years).

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  • Wanted to see the effect (if any) of taking Tylenol for a low grade fever.

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    Swollen! on Apr, 21, 2014:

    About a week ago, my doctor took me off Clopidogrel Bisulfat 75mg blood thinner, which I've been taking for about two years.

    I just now noticed that my feet, then ankles and now lower legs are severely swollen and my chest is tight.

    Any thoughts?

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