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Review: could Vistaril cause Weight gain (Weight increased)?

Summary: Weight gain is found among people who take Vistaril, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Zyprexa, and have Pain.

We study 4,023 people who have side effects while taking Vistaril from FDA and social media. Among them, 222 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Vistaril has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 4,402 Vistaril users)

Weight gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 76,623 Weight gain patients)

On Apr, 13, 2015: 4,023 people reported to have side effects when taking Vistaril. Among them, 222 people (5.52%) have Weight Gain.

Trend of Weight gain in Vistaril reports

Time on Vistaril when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain0.00%8.33%33.33%58.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Vistaril * :

Weight gain75.52%24.48%

Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Vistaril * :

Weight gain0.00%0.00%2.04%10.20%16.33%26.53%33.16%11.73%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Vistaril ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Weight gain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (65 people, 29.28%)
  2. Hypertension (58 people, 26.13%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (55 people, 24.77%)
  4. Mental disorder (54 people, 24.32%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (54 people, 24.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zyprexa (107 people, 48.20%)
  2. Klonopin (95 people, 42.79%)
  3. Toprol-xl (80 people, 36.04%)
  4. Prilosec (78 people, 35.14%)
  5. Seroquel (67 people, 30.18%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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