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Zyrtec (Cetirizine) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Zyrtec (Cetirizine) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (259)
Death (9)
Life Threatening Events (12)
Disability (4)

Reports by Reaction Type

Withdrawal Syndrome (32)Off Label Use (28)Urticaria (26)Wrong Drug Administered (26)Pruritus (25)Dizziness (16)Depression (14)Insomnia (13)Somnolence (12)Overdose (12)Vomiting (12)Drug Ineffective (11)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Zyrtec (Cetirizine). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Zyrtec side effects in 51 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-24

Patient: 51 year old female

Reactions: Weight Increased, Hypersensitivity, Arthralgia, Insomnia, Depression, Gastric Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Allegra

Asmanex Twisthaler
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Asthma

Dulera

Fluticasone Propionate

Loratadine and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate

Prednisone TAB

Pulmicort

Singulair

Symbicort

Zyrtec

Other drugs received by patient: Albuterol; Albuterol



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 43 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: 43 year old female

Reactions: Scratch, Respiratory Disorder, Angioedema, Nasal Discomfort, Urticaria, Upper-Airway Cough Syndrome, Skin Disorder, Weight Increased, Dysphonia, Swelling, Insomnia, Urticaria Chronic, Rhinitis Perennial, Cough, Eye Pruritus

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Neurontin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Bipolar Disorder

Singulair
    Dosage: unk

Zyrtec
    Dosage: unk

Other drugs received by patient: Proventil-HFA



Possible Zyrtec side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: male, weighing 59.0 kg (129.7 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Overdose, Product Packaging Issue, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Diverticulitis, Wrong Drug Administered, Onychoclasis, Ulcer Haemorrhage

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sinus Disorder

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Seasonal Allergy

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Allergy To Plants

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Antidiarrheal; Vitamin D; Diphenhydramine HCL; Stool Softener; Simvastatin; Paroxetine; Acetaminophen; Diphenhydramine HCL; Pantoprazole



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 80 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: 80 year old female

Reactions: Cataract, Wrong Drug Administered, Disorientation, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec

Zyrtec
    Indication: Multiple Allergies
    Start date: 2010-01-01

Other drugs received by patient: Vitamin B-12



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 30 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United Kingdom on 2012-08-21

Patient: 30 year old female

Reactions: Arthralgia, Palpitations, Hypotonia, Emotional Disorder

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Indication: Seasonal Allergy
    Start date: 2012-07-12
    End date: 2012-07-12

Zyrtec

Other drugs received by patient: Nordette-28



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 20 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Singapore on 2012-08-21

Patient: 20 year old female

Reactions: Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 3 year old male

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2012-08-20

Patient: 3 year old male

Reactions: Off Label Use, Bronchitis, Urinary Retention

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Bronchitis
    Start date: 2012-08-02
    End date: 2012-08-03

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Asverin; Tulobuterol



Possible Zyrtec side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-20

Patient: female

Reactions: LOW Birth Weight Baby, Premature Baby

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Remicade
    Dosage: the baby's mother was treated with infliximab, recombinant 500 mg once every 4 weeks
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Tylenol

Tylenol
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Zyrtec
    Indication: Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy

Zyrtec

Other drugs received by patient: Trandate



Possible Zyrtec side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-08-20

Patient: female, weighing 81.7 kg (179.6 pounds)

Reactions: Hallucination, Auditory, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Suicidal Ideation, Off Label Use, Fatigue, Thinking Abnormal, Depression, Hypersomnia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pruritus
    Start date: 2012-06-10
    End date: 2012-06-26

Other drugs received by patient: Lisinopril; Wellbutrin SR; Lodine; Lasix; Metformin Hydrochloride; Lantus



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 70 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-17

Patient: 70 year old male

Reactions: Off Label Use, Renal Disorder, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Comtrex DAY / Night Severe Cold+sinus
    Dosage: unk, unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sinus Disorder
    Start date: 1970-01-01

Zyrtec
    Dosage: unk, unk
    Administration route: Oral



Possible Zyrtec side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-16

Patient: male, weighing 59.0 kg (129.7 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Product Packaging Issue, Overdose, Wrong Drug Administered, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Diverticulitis, Onychoclasis, Ulcer Haemorrhage

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sinus Disorder

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Seasonal Allergy

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Allergy To Plants

Other drugs received by patient: Antidiarrheal; Vitamin D; Diphenhydramine HCL; Pantoprazole; Diphenhydramine HCL; Acetaminophen; Paroxetine; Simvastatin; Stool Softener



Possible Zyrtec side effects in male

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2012-08-13

Patient: male, weighing 64.0 kg (140.8 pounds)

Reactions: Renal Failure, Fatigue, Tachycardia, Sepsis, Muscular Weakness, Depressed Level of Consciousness, Pyrexia, Anuria

Adverse event resulted in: death, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Afinitor
    Dosage: 5 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumour
    Start date: 2012-04-16
    End date: 2012-07-20

Celecoxib
    Dosage: 100 mg, daily
    Start date: 2011-12-19
    End date: 2012-07-20

Zyrtec
    Dosage: 10 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-05-07
    End date: 2012-07-20

Other drugs received by patient: Tamsulosin HCL; Famotidine; Daio-Kanzo-TO; Lantus; Sandostatin LAR; Novorapid; Antebate; Adona



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 9 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-13

Patient: 9 year old male, weighing 34.0 kg (74.8 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Photopsia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Dosage: half tablet once at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Multiple Allergies
    End date: 2011-08-16

Zyrtec
    Dosage: half tablet once at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Seasonal Allergy
    End date: 2011-08-16

Zyrtec
    Dosage: half tablet once at night
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Eczema
    End date: 2011-08-16

Other drugs received by patient: Epipen; Pulmicort; Nasonex; AN Unknown Medication; Children Benadryl



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 61 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-13

Patient: 61 year old female, weighing 77.1 kg (169.6 pounds)

Reactions: Nerve Injury, Diabetes Mellitus, Drug Ineffective, Chills, Constipation, Fall, Blood Creatinine Increased, Vomiting, Renal Disorder, Nausea, Mental Impairment, Renal Impairment, Panic Attack, Kidney Small, Blood Potassium Decreased, Arthralgia, Swelling, Dehydration, Memory Impairment, Gait Disturbance, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Bextra
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Arthritis
    End date: 2005-01-01

Celebrex
    Dosage: 1 df, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Arthritis
    Start date: 1999-01-01
    End date: 2002-01-01

Cymbalta
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Neuralgia

Gabitril
    Dosage: 10 mg, 1x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Neuralgia

Maxzide
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Morphine Sulfate
    Dosage: unk

Neurontin
    Dosage: 100 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Nerve Injury

Neurontin
    Dosage: 100 mg, 2x/day

Neurontin
    Dosage: 600 mg, 3x/day
    Indication: Pain

Neurontin
    Dosage: 300 mg, 2x/day

Potassium Chloride
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Blood Potassium Decreased
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Topamax
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Neuralgia

Toprol-XL
    Dosage: unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Hypertension

Zyrtec
    Dosage: 10 mg, daily
    Indication: House Dust Allergy

Other drugs received by patient: Toprol-XL; Lyrica; Lipitor; Aspirin; Norvasc



Possible Zyrtec side effects in

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-08-10

Patient:

Reactions: Blood Creatinine Increased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Fluvastatin Sodium; Diovan



Possible Zyrtec side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-09

Patient: female

Reactions: Off Label Use, Drug Ineffective FOR Unapproved Indication

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Effexor
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Angioedema

Fexofenadine HCL
    Dosage: 180 mg, unk
    Indication: Angioedema

Prednisone TAB
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Angioedema
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Ranitidine
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Angioedema

Zyrtec
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Angioedema



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 66 year old female

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2012-08-07

Patient: 66 year old female

Reactions: Laboratory Test Abnormal, Wrong Drug Administered, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Rhinitis Allergic
    Start date: 2012-06-12
    End date: 2012-06-29

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Diovan; Fluvastatin Sodium



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 28 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-06

Patient: 28 year old female, weighing 76.2 kg (167.6 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Pain, Withdrawal Syndrome, Headache

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Multiple Allergies
    End date: 2012-07-28



Possible Zyrtec side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-03

Patient: male, weighing 59.0 kg (129.7 pounds)

Reactions: Off Label Use, Overdose, Product Packaging Issue, Therapeutic Response Unexpected, Diverticulitis, Wrong Drug Administered, Onychoclasis, Ulcer Haemorrhage

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Sinus Disorder

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Seasonal Allergy

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Allergy To Plants

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: sometimes 2 tablets
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Pantoprazole; Antidiarrheal; Diphenhydramine HCL; Acetaminophen; Stool Softener; Simvastatin; Paroxetine; Vitamin D; Diphenhydramine HCL



Possible Zyrtec side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-08-03

Patient:

Reactions: Urticaria

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Neurontin
    Dosage: unk

Singulair
    Dosage: unk

Zyrtec
    Dosage: unk



Possible Zyrtec side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-31

Patient: male

Reactions: Off Label Use, Photopsia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Indication: Eczema

Zyrtec
    Indication: Multiple Allergies



Possible Zyrtec side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-30

Patient: female, weighing 49.9 kg (109.8 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Feeling Hot, Sweat Gland Disorder, Skin Burning Sensation, Rash, Feeling Abnormal

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Topiramate
    Dosage: 100 mg, 2x/day
    Indication: Migraine
    Start date: 2009-01-01
    End date: 2012-07-24

Venlafaxine HCL
    Dosage: 150 mg, daily
    Indication: Depression
    Start date: 2012-05-01
    End date: 2012-01-01

Venlafaxine HCL
    Dosage: 150 mg, 2x/day
    Start date: 2012-01-01

Zyrtec
    Dosage: unk, once
    Indication: Feeling Hot
    Start date: 2012-07-18
    End date: 2012-07-18

Other drugs received by patient: Concerta



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 66 year old female

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2012-07-27

Patient: 66 year old female

Reactions: Laboratory Test Abnormal, Wrong Drug Administered, Dizziness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Rhinitis Allergic
    Start date: 2012-06-12
    End date: 2012-06-29

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Locholest; Diovan



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 55 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-27

Patient: 55 year old male, weighing 171.9 kg (378.2 pounds)

Reactions: Haematochezia, Off Label Use, Dyspnoea, Dyspepsia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dermatitis Contact

Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Other drugs received by patient: Apple Cider Vinegar (Dietary Supplement); Proventil; Steroids NOS



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 64 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-07-26

Patient: 64 year old female, weighing 77.1 kg (169.6 pounds)

Reactions: Constipation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypercholesterolaemia, Dyspepsia, Lung Neoplasm Malignant, Dizziness, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Depression, Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease, Hiatus Hernia, Nausea, Affective Disorder, Hyperlipidaemia, Seasonal Allergy, Anxiety, Diarrhoea, Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease, Hypertension

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Aspirin
    Start date: 2007-05-03

Crestor
    Administration route: Oral

Imdur
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2007-05-03

Lisinopril
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2001-07-28

Magnesium Hydroxide TAB
    Administration route: Oral

Nexium
    Administration route: Oral

Nitroglycerin

Ranitidine HCL
    Administration route: Oral

Toprol-XL
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2007-05-03

Xanax
    Dosage: 0.5 mg, 1-2 tablets 04h prn
    Start date: 2007-05-03

Zyrtec
    Indication: Hypersensitivity
    Start date: 2010-01-25



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 36 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-07-25

Patient: 36 year old female, weighing 90.7 kg (199.6 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Drug Withdrawal Syndrome

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 53 year old male

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-07-24

Patient: 53 year old male, weighing 81.6 kg (179.6 pounds)

Reactions: Pruritus, Tinnitus, Arthralgia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 12 month old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Singapore on 2012-07-24

Patient: 12 month old male

Reactions: Wrong Drug Administered, Rash

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec

Zyrtec
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Zyrtec side effects in 20 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-20

Patient: 20 year old female, weighing 63.5 kg (139.7 pounds)

Reactions: Coeliac Disease

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Zyrtec
    Administration route: Oral

Zyrtec
    Dosage: 1 tablet every day from past two years
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Seasonal Allergy



Possible Zyrtec side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-07-16

Patient:

Reactions: Migraine

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Claritin
    Dosage: unk, unknown

Nasonex
    Dosage: unk, unknown
    Indication: Hypersensitivity

Pepcid
    Dosage: unk, unknown

Zyrtec

Other drugs received by patient: Valium; Topamax

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