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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Zyrtec Oral.

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Condition: Other
9/7/2013 8:16:04 PM

Reviewer: bkishbaugh, 19-24 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking the generic form of Zyrtec for almost a year,I must say it has been effective in reducing my symptoms of indoor and outdoor allergies but at a cost. Within the last two months I increased my dose to 10mg in morning and 10mg at night,it wasn't until then that the side effects became more evident,chronic fatigue, weight gain,depression,anger,sleep disturbances. I asked myself ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/3/2013 4:48:00 AM

Reviewer: Cappi, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
The Pharmacy, for some reason unknown to me, first gave me Singular when I was actually prescribed Zyrtec. I have been on the Zertec now for about a week and so far I have noticed no difference in the itching that I have. The itches is the worst when I am trying to sleep. I am going to give it some time and see what happens but I do have a feeling that the itching may be more psychological than ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
4/3/2013 4:04:15 PM

Reviewer: Ducky, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The drug does as intended, takes away allergy symptoms. However the side effects for me were too much: it DID make me drowsy (and I'm never drowsy normally) and made me DEPRESSED! I'm surprised no one mentions this. For 3 months last year I was on Zyrtec and felt depressed and never made the connection. This year I took it two days and realized I was feeling depressed again, immediately st ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/16/2013 1:20:46 PM

Reviewer: Mary, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking this med for one year. My heart had been hurting a lot lately and I can not sleep. I am usually up until one or two am and then really tired next day and no motivation. I decided to stop taking Zyrtec since it is the dead of winter. On day two after stopping the sneezing started non stop for two days. On the third day my hands started itching mainly my palms. Today is day four. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/6/2012 8:17:02 AM

Reviewer: CJ, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had taken this medication in the past for my seasonal allergies and read that it would help reduce nasal swelling. Last night I took it for the swelling and all was fine. I was breathing fine during the night and it didn't keep me awake like some other drugs have in the past. The problem today is that my vision is blurry. It seems to be getting better as the time progresses but I would have ... Show Full Comment

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