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Fexofenadine vs. Hydroxyzine for Allergies

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Fexofenadine

OTC
/ 2,787 posts
Other Names: Allegra

Hydroxyzine

Rx
/ 12,855 posts
Other Names: Atarax   Vistaril   Hydroxyzine HCl
Rating: 2 out of 5
Based on 2,787 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 12,855 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Fexofenadine (trade names Allegra, Telfast, Fastofen, Tilfur, Vifas, Telfexo, Allerfexo) is an Histamine antagonist medication used in the treatment of hayfever and similar allergy symptoms. It was developed as a... Read more on Wikipedia
Hydroxyzine ( sold as Vistaril, Atarax) is a first-generation antihistamine of the diphenylmethane and piperazine classes. It was first synthesized by Union Chimique Belge in 1956 and was marketed by Pfizer in the United States later the sam... Read more on Wikipedia
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By monamac
November 27, 2014
monamac wrote
xanax
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By Rebecca
June 1, 2014
Rebecca wrote
Hydroxyzine Weight Gain/Bloat/Constipation. Gah!
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By Dar
March 21, 2014
Dar wrote
Hydroxyzine
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By Eleanor
January 29, 2014
Eleanor wrote
hydroxyzine was precribed for me for itching (eczema) nwo doc is taking me off it
Doc's have no idea what is causing the eczema, they did tell me to wash ALL of my clothes, towels, anything that comes in contact with my skin with natural soap, no perfumes or softening agents. I was taken off of a lot of different foods and given all kinds of cream. Hydroxyzine HCL 25 MG is the only thing that has worked for me to control the itching. I feel for you.
Pura  |  December 2, 2014
Also, was prescribed for eczema. Not worth the side effects
Amanda  |  July 28, 2014
Have you tried switching out your soaps? My sister bought me "Sappo Soap" it's oatmeal and aloe vera, very mild and lasts long. Also some witch hazel on the areas where the itch is. I've had too many side effects with Hydroxyzine and decided to change up as much as I could- like ALL no allergen detergent for clothes, the oatmeal soap, etc. (Or Basis soap if you can't find Sappo) it's helped a lot for me. Hope it works for you - and make sure you don't have an allergy to Propylene Glycol. I swi
Rebecca  |  June 1, 2014
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By Mahya Tayyar
September 24, 2013
Mahya Tayyar wrote
Ritalin and Atarax
This combination might increase euphoria and risk for addiction. Atarax enhances dopamine transmission in nucleus accumbens and might make stimulants, such as cocaine even more addictive.

Combining these drugs might also increase risks for other side effects such as dry mouth. Also Atarax can cause QT prolongation, which might increase risk for heart complications with higher dosages.

These risks are still somewhat minor with lower dosages, but use with caution. If you use Atarax for prolonge
Jake  |  December 16, 2014
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What patients are saying about Fexofenadine vs. Hydroxyzine

35 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
urticaria? Currently taking Hydroxyzine at night and...
...manage chronic urticaria? Currently taking Hydroxyzine at night and Fexofenadine in the morning. Would help...
been treated with fexofenadine, famotodine, Hydroxyzine...
...my first time here. I have been itching for the past 6 months, especially my arms and legs. Have been treated with fexofenadine, famotodine, Hydroxyzine and several different lotions and...
You may start with fexofenadine 120 mg in morning...
...of skin writing( dermatographism) and hives( urticaria) usually the treatment should be started in the form of oral antihistamines like cetirizine, loratidine, fexofenadine, ...with fexofenadine...
We also use hydroxyzine (Atarax) here at night....
Yes, fexofenadine is Allegra here in the ...cheap prescription. We also use hydroxyzine (Atarax) here at night. It's ...Luckily, my DS can take the Zrytec pills - we split...
But I'm switching off of the hydroxyzine to zyrtec this...
...bad. I currently on ranitidine, hydroxyzine, and fexofenadine. But I'm switching off of the hydroxyzine to zyrtec this week because its not good to be on in early pregnancy. I've been...
long term, Hydroxyzine 25mg and Fexofenadine 120mg plus...
...two prescription ones long term, Hydroxyzine 25mg and Fexofenadine 120mg plus Montelukast 10mg for asthma...
diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, cetirizine and other...
...form of antihistamines such as fexofenadine, diphenhydramine, hydroxyzine, cetirizine and other H1 receptor...
b) Desloratadine c) Fexofenadine d) Hydroxyzine e)...
...over the counter ? a) Levocetirizine b) Desloratadine c) Fexofenadine d) Hydroxyzine e)...
me pepcidine, fexofenadine, and hydroxyzine. I only took...
...also, the hospital prescribed me pepcidine, fexofenadine, and hydroxyzine. I only took one ...PM last night. Is it at all possible that the Pepcidine is preventing the hives from occuring tod...
name..Fexofenadine. Hydroxazine works a little..but youre...
...only one that seems to make me less sensative is Allegra 180 twice a day. Its generic name..Fexofenadine. Hydroxazine works a little..but youre right, the side effects plus...
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