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10/24/2013 8:33:56 AM

Reviewer: Candace C, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
For my friends who are allergy sufferers, I hope that you are NOT taking Zyrtec. I have taken Zyrtec for years because it was the only pill that helped with ALL of my allergy symptoms. With the upcoming fall/winter, I decided to give myself a break from the medicine. Well, within 48 hours after stopping the medicine, I've started to experience withdrawal. Uncontrollable itching on my scalp, ha ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/10/2013 5:06:57 PM

Reviewer: Norwegian, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After they stopped making Polaramin Prolongatum, which I have been using since beeing a teen, I had to find another med. I started om Zyrtec, and found it very effective. However, after some time I was very cranky and "on the edge" so I found it must come from this. Stopped using, and it was gone. I went to ordinary Polaramin, and it worked good allthough you have to administer it many t ... Show Full Comment

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

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