Hydroxyzine vs Xanax

Hydroxyzine
(Rx)
Xanax
(Rx)
Hydroxyzine is an anxiety medication.
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.4
Concern level
1.4
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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August 24, 1979
October 16, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
18,189 Discussions
616,562 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Itching
#3 for Allergy
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Sedation
#6 for Nausea
#7 for Hives
#8 for Sedative
#9 for Eczema
#10 for Vomiting
Hydroxyzine is prescribed for Anxiety, Itching, Allergy, Insomnia and Sedation and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Hyd
Weight Gain
3
Euphoria
3
Dry Mouth
3
Migraines
1
Nightmares
1
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Low Blood Pressure
1
Mania
1
Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Hydroxyzine
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Xanax
Xan
Weight Gain
Hyd
Xan
3
2
Euphoria
Hyd
Xan
3
2
Dry Mouth
Hyd
Xan
3
1
Migraines
Hyd
Xan
1
0
Nightmares
Hyd
Xan
1
0
Weight Loss
Hyd
Xan
1
1
Hallucinations
Hyd
Xan
1
1
High Blood Pressure
Hyd
Xan
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Hyd
Xan
1
0
Mania
Hyd
Xan
1
0
Weakness
Xan
Hyd
2
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Hyd
2
3
Euphoria
Xan
Hyd
2
3
Weight Loss
Xan
Hyd
1
1
Hallucinations
Xan
Hyd
1
1
Dry Mouth
Xan
Hyd
1
3
Blisters
Xan
Hyd
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Hyd
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Hyd
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Hyd
1
0
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Hydroxyzine and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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No methods of use & dosage information found
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Hydroxyzine Hcl , Hydroxyzine Pamoate
Alprazolam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Hydroxyzine and Xanax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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Xanax has been much more effective for me vs vistaril, I have had both. Xanax is faster but shorter acting than vistaril.

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