Zyrtec and Iron deficiency anaemia - from FDA reports


Iron deficiency anaemia is found among people who take Zyrtec, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 61,948 people who have side effects when taking Zyrtec from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 21, 2018

61,948 people reported to have side effects when taking Zyrtec.
Among them, 127 people (0.21%) have Iron deficiency anaemia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zyrtec cause Iron deficiency anaemia?

Time on Zyrtec when people have Iron deficiency anaemia *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Zyrtec *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Iron deficiency anaemia when taking Zyrtec *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.08 %
  • 10-19: 23.96 %
  • 20-29: 3.12 %
  • 30-39: 2.08 %
  • 40-49: 9.38 %
  • 50-59: 27.08 %
  • 60+: 32.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 30 people, 23.62%
  2. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 29 people, 22.83%
  3. Diabetes: 29 people, 22.83%
  4. Breast Cancer: 28 people, 22.05%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 25 people, 19.69%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Aspirin: 32 people, 25.20%
  2. Zometa: 31 people, 24.41%
  3. Vicodin: 31 people, 24.41%
  4. Lasix: 30 people, 23.62%
  5. Ibuprofen: 29 people, 22.83%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 47 people, 37.01%
  2. Pain: 44 people, 34.65%
  3. Back Pain: 43 people, 33.86%
  4. Colitis (inflammation of colon): 42 people, 33.07%
  5. Constipation: 41 people, 32.28%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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