Review: could Hydroxyzine cause Weight gain?
We study 8,449 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxyzine from FDA and social media. Among them, 292 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Hydroxyzine (latest outcomes from 9,070 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Weight gain (latest reports from 527,549 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.
On Aug, 10, 2014: 8,444 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxyzine. Among them, 292 people (3.46%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.06% of all the 527,393 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.
Time on Hydroxyzine when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||17.65%||29.41%||11.76%||17.65%||5.88%||17.65%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Hydroxyzine * :
|Weight gain||79.35%||20.65% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Hydroxyzine * :
|Weight gain||0.43%||1.29%||2.59%||7.33%||10.34%||28.45%||37.07%||12.50% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Hydroxyzine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||50.00%||50.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (85 people, 29.11%)
- Pain (73 people, 25.00%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (66 people, 22.60%)
- Blood cholesterol (61 people, 20.89%)
- Diabetes mellitus (61 people, 20.89%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (93 people, 31.85%)
- Prilosec (93 people, 31.85%)
- Potassium chloride (87 people, 29.79%)
- Chantix (83 people, 28.42%)
- Zocor (73 people, 25.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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I've previously been on both Adderall and Phentermine, at different times. I experienced very drastic and noticeable effectiveness. The phentermine helped with weight loss significantly and the Adderall greatly increased my energy levels, self-confidence, elevated mood, and higher concentration and brain activity. I was not on any other medications at the time, though I did need to take melatonin occasionally to help me sleep. Now, I had not been on Adderall or phentermine for about a year, but I was put on Adderall again several months ago. This was about a month after my brother died, so obviously I was experiencing (and still am) grief and depression. I was put on 40mg (twice as much as I used to be on) of Adderall in addition to seroquel XR and Lamictal. I felt like a slug all the time, I felt physically hungrier, and lethargic and apathetic. The adderall did nothing to help these symptoms. I am now on 60mg of Adderall and 37.5mg of Phentermine for weight loss and neither have shown any affectiveness, mentally or physically. My appetite is just as bad, and my brain isn't functioning fast at all. None of the affects of adderall I used to experiences, like increased energy levels, elevated mood, decreased appetite, increased brain activity, and increased self-confidence are present now, and I'm on more adderall than I was on before AND phentermine at the same time!! What's going on?? Both my ADD and weight gain are causing me to become increasingly self-conscious and depressed. Also, it doesn't help that my ridiculous amount of mood stabilizers make me apathetic and detached. I'm under 18 so I'm required to take the medications prescribed to me, but I don't know what to do or why the stimulants aren't effective anymore. HELP!!
From this study (1 year ago):
I continue to gain weight. I was 115 last year, took lithium 1 mo, zyprexa 2 and seroquil 3 and gained 70 ish lbs. Obgyn just had to put me on 9 day course of provera. I'm now 193 as of today. In between, with diet and exercise weight continued to increase. Didn't list because no longer taking the drugs that caused most weight gain.
From this study (1 year ago):
Frustrated with weight gain, fatigue and overall pain. I want to know which is causing weight gain. I also feel horrible most of the time.
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