Review: could Zyrtec cause Zits?


Summary

Zits is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prednisone, and have Eczema . We study 41,998 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA and social media. Among them, 166 have Zits. Find out below who they are, when they have Zits and more.

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Zyrtec

Zyrtec has active ingredients of cetirizine hydrochloride. It is often used in hypersensitivity. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 46,713 users)

Zits

Zits (pimple/small skin inflammations or lesions/acne) has been reported by people with ulcerative colitis, pain, crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, emotional distress (latest reports from 43,460 Zits patients).

On Sep, 21, 2016

41,998 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 166 people (0.4%) have Zits


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Zits?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Zits *:

  • < 1 month: 21.43 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 21.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.29 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 35.71 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Zits when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 78.79 %
  • male: 21.21 %

Age of people who have Zits when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.46 %
  • 10-19: 8.03 %
  • 20-29: 24.09 %
  • 30-39: 29.2 %
  • 40-49: 13.14 %
  • 50-59: 9.49 %
  • 60+: 14.6 %

Severity if Zits when taking Zyrtec **:

  • least: 12.5 %
  • moderate: 75.0 %
  • severe: 12.5 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Zits **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 16.67 %
  • not yet: 83.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Eczema (25 people, 15.06%)
  • Hypersensitivity (16 people, 9.64%)
  • Seasonal Allergy (12 people, 7.23%)
  • Contraception (11 people, 6.63%)
  • Acne (10 people, 6.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (27 people, 16.27%)
  • Atarax (25 people, 15.06%)
  • Elidel (24 people, 14.46%)
  • Nexium (23 people, 13.86%)
  • Albuterol (23 people, 13.86%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (56 people, 33.73%)
  • Anaemia (38 people, 22.89%)
  • Depression (37 people, 22.29%)
  • Constipation (35 people, 21.08%)
  • Abdominal Pain (35 people, 21.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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