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Hydroxyzine vs. Mirtazapine for Anxiety

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Hydroxyzine

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/ 12,857 posts
Other Names: Atarax   Vistaril   Hydroxyzine HCl

Mirtazapine

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/ 36,887 posts
Other Names: Remeron   Zispin
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 12,857 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 36,887 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo... Read more on Wikipedia
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By monamac
November 27, 2014
monamac wrote
xanax
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By Tracie
September 3, 2014
Tracie wrote
Mitrazapine and maxalon
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By KTB
September 2, 2014
KTB wrote
Bipolar - Medication - Thyroid - Weight Gain
Hi, congratulations on your Wedding, And your on going mental health.
I've been on a high dose of mirtazapine for 5 years and piled on weight, as well as a strong opiate, and gabapentin for arthritis.
Anyway, I've managed to lose nearly 3 stone so far by using diet whey protein, with almond milk.
I have two a day, one around lunch or a bit later which i add some fruit, like strawberries, pine apples etc, you can be it fresh or buy frozen packs made for smoothies from supermarkets.
and buy the
Kevin  |  September 13, 2014
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By Beenroundtheblock
June 26, 2014
Beenroundtheblock wrote
Mirtazapine and Weight Gain
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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 Nellie
February 14, 2014
Nellie wrote
Mirtazapine
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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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By Claire
September 13, 2013
Claire wrote
Mirtazapine and Bipolar
Im on mirtrazine 15mg quietipine 125mg and i feel great on these drugs for BPD... Just today been put on 400 eplim as mood stabilizer.... I have high hopes as im doing so well... gl
Sarah  |  June 12, 2014
Hello I just wanted to let you Kno I was in the same boat and I can tell you now Mirtazapine will make it worse, because my bipolar is mostly depression with manic phases I was put on Mirtazapine up to 45 then told them I feel a lot worse this was a month after I had them put up so it wasn't like the first 2 weeks of feeling worse, anyway my psych lowere it to 30 and now take quetiapine 75 mg as well its an anti psychotic and its helped me a lot I think u should suggest to ur Dr that the meds
babygirl0690  |  April 2, 2014
Please look up Mirtazapine online, I had a doctor prescribe this med with out my knowledge. I ended up with swelling of my toes & ankles, passing out , and manic depression. I ended up baker acted from this med, please tell your Doctor you would like to try something else or seek another Doctor. Good luck I will be praying for you.
Nellie  |  February 14, 2014
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By Doris Lee
August 7, 2013
Doris Lee wrote
had a spell after taking mirtazapine and pramipexole. do they go together?
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By patsy
August 7, 2013
patsy wrote
mirtazapine
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What patients are saying about Hydroxyzine vs. Mirtazapine

147 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
i'm able to function in the morning. It does make me dizzy...
...hydroxyzine at night for sleep. It's the best combo i've found that works for me. I generally sleep through the night and i'm able to function in the morning. It does make...
if you take them together (mirtazapine is usually taken...
...if you take them together (mirtazapine is usually taken at night), the hydroxyzine is gonna do jack shit. Mirtazapine has an extremely high ...be usefull to take hydroxyzine during the day and...
rebound anxiety I suppose. The AD mirtazapine can help with...
...slow down the taper, unless you're in a rush. Hydroxyzine could possibly help with rebound anxiety I suppose. The AD mirtazapine can help with axiety, depression and insomnia if you...
and 50mg of hydroxyzine. This combination works well for my...
...take 200mg or trazodone, 45mg of mirtazapine and 50mg of hydroxyzine. This combination works well for my...
depression, anxiety and insomnia. This cocktail has worked...
I'm scripted trazodone, mirtazapine and hydroxyzine for depression, anxiety and insomnia. This cocktail has worked pretty well for me. I still have bad...
the hydroxyzine is gonna do jack shit. Hydroxyzine...
the hydroxyzine is gonna do jack shit. Hydroxyzine and mirtazapine have about the same affinity for the H1 histamine receptor, so they should just potentiate each other's...
have a cocktail of meds. The mirtazapine has done wonders...
...med you are on? I have MDD and GAD and have a cocktail of meds. The mirtazapine has done wonders for my sleep. Needed ...with anxiety Just the mirtazapine and hydroxyzine as needed. I...
or mirtazapine are effective in treating insomnia....
Hello.Hydroxyzine is sometimes used to induce sleep for its sedative ....If you have depression, drugs such as Trazodone or mirtazapine are effective in treating insomnia. Please consult your docto...
(Mirtazapine). It works great. It's an antidepressant...
...right now is Remeron (Mirtazapine). It works great. It's an antidepressant that is very sedating. It does give me the munchies, but I'll take that over not sleeping any day. I've had good success...
believe mirtazapine doesn anything for H2, right?) ...
...antihistamine, like Zyrtec or hydroxyzine and an H 2 antagonist like ranitidine (don't believe mirtazapine doesn anything for H2, right?) I ...a normal allergic response. Zyrtec or Doxipin,...
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