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Atarax vs Xanax, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 45

This is personalized comparison of Atarax vs Xanax for a female aged 45. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Atarax (latest outcomes from 10,954 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,930 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Jul, 26, 2014: 8,712 female patients aged 40 who take the same drugs are studied in Atarax vs Xanax

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female40Allergies

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Atarax hydroxyzine hydrochloridePfizer
Xanax alprazolamPharmacia And Upjohn

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 40 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atarax (Pfizer)Xanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Anxiety
Back PainDepression
Chest PainHeadache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Chest Pain
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Pyrexia (fever)Drug Ineffective
DepressionWeight Increased
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
Drug IneffectiveDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Atarax (Pfizer)Xanax (Pharmacia And Upjohn)
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Depression
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapeutic DrugsWeight Gain Poor
Abortion Spontaneous Nos (naturally occurring miscarriage)Anxiety
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Elevated Liver Enzymes (high liver enzymes)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusVaginal Swelling
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Abdominal Pain Aggravated
Weight IncreasedGerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
DepressionNeck Pain
Blood Triglycerides IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Atarax3.92%30.39%29.41%24.51%11.76%
Xanax1.45%14.84%29.03%35.48%19.19%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Atarax (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Xanax (alprazolam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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