What is Zyrtec-D?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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See also: Cetirizine Pseudoephedrine

Zyrtec-D is a brand name for the combination of the antihistamine, cetirizine and decongestant, pseudoephedrine. It is an extended release formulation used for the relief of symptoms related to allergies.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Allergies 18 4
Seasonal allergy symptoms 4 1
Perennial Allergy 2 1
Allergic Rhinitis 1 0
Anxious mood 1 0
Dermatographism 1 0

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zyrtec-D

Side effect Patients
Difficulty falling asleep 1
Drowsiness 1
Sleepiness 1

Why patients stopped taking Zyrtec-D

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 4
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 11 patients who’ve stopped taking Zyrtec-D

Duration

Stopped taking Zyrtec-D

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zyrtec-D after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Promethazine (Phenergan) 1

Patients stopped taking Zyrtec-D and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Desloratadine (Clarinex) 1
Fexofenadine-Pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D 24 Hour) 1
Montelukast (Singulair) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Zyrtec-D

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See savedandfree's full Zyrtec-D history

Jan 26, 2010 (Started Mar 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Difficulty falling asleep

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