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Hydroxyzine

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/ 12,851 posts
Other Names: Atarax   Vistaril   Hydroxyzine HCl

Promethazine

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/ 15,501 posts
Other Names: Phenergan   Promethegan
Rating: 0.5 out of 5
Based on 12,851 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 15,501 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
Promethazine is a first-generation histamine H1 receptor antagonist of the phenothiazine chemical class used medically as an antihistamine. It has a strong sedative effect and in some countries is prescribed for insomnia when benzodiazepines are contrain... 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 Hydroxyzine vs. Promethazine

437 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
I prefer the promethazine but they both work great for...
...reactions to These class of drugs more so codiene then hydro but again not very uncommon.. Could be zofran as well. Promethazine and Hydroxyzine are AWESOME for nausea I prefer the promethazine...
daytime lethargy, severe depression and suicidal thoughts...
...promethazine for sleep, on two separate occasions, and within days I was experiencing extreme daytime lethargy, severe depression and suicidal thoughts. ...hydroxyzine, thinking it might help wi...
nodding, but Promethazine is more effective when it comes...
...yerself some Promethazine for both nausea and itcing (sold ...to nodding, but Promethazine is more effective when it comes ...good for sedation. Hydroxyzine is a rather effective all-round...
if i were to take that amount of promethazine i would go...
...higher doses of hydroxyzine without any side effects (up to 500mg) whereas if i were to take that amount of promethazine i would...
It's the most effective thing I've seen to treat migraines...
...if I get one is vistaril and phenergen. 25 mg ...and an IV with Phenergan (promethazine) and Vistaril (hydroxyzine). It's the most effective thing I've seen to treat migraines that didn't respon...
It's the most effective thing I've seen to treat migrain...
...if I get one is vistaril and phenergen. 25 ...oxygen and an IV with Phenergan (promethazine) and Vistaril (hydroxyzine). It's the most effective thing I've seen to treat migraines that didn't re...
I still take Promethazine daily in combination...
...have had Hydroxyzine prescribed, did not help a bit. I prefer Promethazine if I have to choose a antihistamine. I still take Promethazine daily in combination with...
I've had better luck with hydroxyzine than promethazine...
...be a great anti-emetic. I've had better luck with hydroxyzine than promethazine when it comes to nausea....
promethazine, and hydroxyzine are all very effective
...work well for reactions and overall opiate potentiation. Diphenhydramine, promethazine, and hydroxyzine are all very effectiv...
hydroxyzine. But I prefer hydroxyzine for its anxiolytic...
...Yeah promethazine is much more potent than hydroxyzine. But I prefer hydroxyzine for its anxiolytic...
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