Review: could Vistaril cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 1, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 3,983 people who take Vistaril. Among them, 221 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Vistaril (latest outcomes from 4,165 users) has active ingredients of hydroxyzine hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Vistaril include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, depression, anxiety aggravated.
Weight gain (latest reports from 509,834 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 3,782 people reported to have side effects when taking Vistaril. Among them, 221 people (5.84%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Vistaril 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||0.00%||9.09%||36.36%||54.55%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Vistaril * :
|Weight gain||75.42%||24.58% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Vistaril * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||2.05%||10.26%||16.41%||26.67%||32.82%||11.79% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Vistaril ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||33.33%||33.33%||33.33% |
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 * :
- Pain (65 people, 29.41%)
- Hypertension (58 people, 26.24%)
- Diabetes mellitus (55 people, 24.89%)
- Blood cholesterol (54 people, 24.43%)
- Mental disorder (54 people, 24.43%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zyprexa (107 people, 48.42%)
- Klonopin (95 people, 42.99%)
- Toprol-xl (80 people, 36.20%)
- Prilosec (78 people, 35.29%)
- Seroquel (67 people, 30.32%)
* 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 (10 months 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 (11 months 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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