Could Zyrtec cause Zits - from FDA reports


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 43,944 people who have side effects while taking Zyrtec from FDA. Among them, 179 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 allergies. (latest outcomes from Zyrtec 48,833 users)

Zits

Zits (pimple/small skin inflammations or lesions/acne) has been reported by people with birth control, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis (latest reports from 44,609 Zits patients).

On Nov, 25, 2016

43,944 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 179 people (0.41%) have Zits


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Zits?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Zits *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 28.57 %
  • 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: 76.84 %
  • male: 23.16 %

Age of people who have Zits when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.35 %
  • 10-19: 8.11 %
  • 20-29: 24.32 %
  • 30-39: 28.38 %
  • 40-49: 13.51 %
  • 50-59: 9.46 %
  • 60+: 14.86 %

Severity of Zits **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Eczema (25 people, 13.97%)
  • Hypersensitivity (17 people, 9.50%)
  • Seasonal Allergy (13 people, 7.26%)
  • Birth Control (12 people, 6.70%)
  • High Blood Pressure (10 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Prednisone (27 people, 15.08%)
  • Nexium (25 people, 13.97%)
  • Atarax (25 people, 13.97%)
  • Elidel (24 people, 13.41%)
  • Allegra (23 people, 12.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Rashes (63 people, 35.20%)
  • Fatigue (58 people, 32.40%)
  • Anaemia (39 people, 21.79%)
  • Depression (38 people, 21.23%)
  • Constipation (36 people, 20.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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