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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.

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What are the drugs

Atarax (latest outcomes from 10,949 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Xanax (latest outcomes from 58,837 users) has active ingredients of alprazolam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Apr, 26, 2014: 8,671 female patients aged 40 who take the 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)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Depression
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapeutic DrugsWeight Gain Poor
Abortion Spontaneous Nos (naturally occurring miscarriage)Elevated Liver Enzymes (high liver enzymes)
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Anxiety
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 IncreasedFibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Tardive Dyskinesia (a disorder that involves involuntary movements)Myofascial Pain Syndrome (a painful condition that affects the muscles and the sheath of the tissue)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Atarax4.00%30.00%30.00%24.00%12.00%
Xanax1.49%14.76%29.02%35.66%19.07%

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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:

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