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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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On Jan, 26, 2014: 8,618 people 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)
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapeutic DrugsWeight Gain Poor
Maternal Drugs Affecting Foetus (chemical affecting the baby before birth taken by mother)Elevated Liver Enzymes (high liver enzymes)
Abortion Spontaneous Nos (naturally occurring miscarriage)Abdominal Pain Aggravated
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Anxiety
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusVaginal Swelling
Weight IncreasedDepression
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Gerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
Renal Disorder (kidney disease)Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
Muscle Fatigue (a condition in which muscles cannot exert their normal force)Neck Pain
Skin Discolouration (change of skin colour)Myofascial Pain Syndrome (a painful condition that affects the muscles and the sheath of the tissue)

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

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 IneffectiveDizziness

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)Nightmares (unpleasant dreams)
Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)Weight Gain Poor
Abortion Spontaneous Nos (naturally occurring miscarriage)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Complications Of Maternal Exposure To Therapeutic DrugsElevated Liver Enzymes (high liver enzymes)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusDepression
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)Vaginal Swelling
Weight IncreasedAnxiety
Weight GainAbdominal Pain Aggravated
Left Upper Abdomen PainGerd (gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
Vaginal SloughingDizziness

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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.

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