Review: could Hydroxyzine cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?
Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Hydroxyzine, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zyprexa, and have High blood pressure.
We study 8,484 people who have side effects while taking Hydroxyzine from FDA and social media. Among them, 293 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.
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Hydroxyzine has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 9,107 Hydroxyzine users)
Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,592 Weight gain patients)
On Feb, 10, 2015: 8,479 people reported to have side effects when taking Hydroxyzine. Among them, 293 people (3.46%) have Weight Gain.
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||79.42%||20.58% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Hydroxyzine * :
|Weight gain||0.43%||1.29%||2.58%||7.30%||10.30%||28.33%||37.34%||12.45% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Hydroxyzine ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||54.55%||45.45%||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, 29.01%)
- Pain (73 people, 24.91%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (66 people, 22.53%)
- Blood cholesterol (61 people, 20.82%)
- Diabetes mellitus (61 people, 20.82%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (93 people, 31.74%)
- Prilosec (93 people, 31.74%)
- Potassium chloride (87 people, 29.69%)
- Chantix (83 people, 28.33%)
- Zocor (73 people, 24.91%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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From this study (2 months ago):
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nobpdy important on Dec, 19, 2014:
Just saying but u must have been taking vyvanse instead of adderall because the highest mg of adderall is 30mg. If u were taking 40mg and 60mg u must have been taking vyvanse which goes all the way up to 100mg
From this study (2 years 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.
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