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User Reviews for Hydroxyzine

Also known as: Atarax, Hyzine, Rezine, Vistaril, Vistazine

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Summary of Hydroxyzine reviews 6.0 750 reviews

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For Nausea/Vomiting: "I sometimes get really bad nausea from anxiety or even the common cold; pair that with a phobia of vomiting and you have a really bad time. Hydroxyzine seems to help reduce my nausea, although it doesn't have much of an effect on that "sick to the stomach" feeling. The cruel irony is that I get stomach cramps and diarrhea unless I take this with food. On the bright side, I don't need a lot of food for this; crackers work quite well."

   
7.0

San (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 12, 2018

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For Sedation: "Got put on hydroxyzine for sleep at 10mg, got increased to 50mg. For awhile, it felt like I was on a horse tranquilizer, now it doesn’t effect me as greatly. When I do take it, I sleep 8-10 hrs/night, but when I don’t, I sleep at most 30 minutes. Genuinely messed up my sleep cycle"

   
1.0

Ash224 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 11, 2018

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Vistaril (hydroxyzine) for Anxiety: "Little effect if under 100mg(for me) and even then I'm just slightly sedated. Semi kinda works. Placebo or not idk. BTW anyone looking for advice on meds for anxiety, avoid any GABA agonist for these are addictive meds known to cause 'rebound anxiety."

   
5.0

B (taken for less than 1 month) October 5, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Blood pressure very high along with Anxiety due to immediate cessation of tramadol for Spinal Stenosis. 42 hours without sleep until the doctor prescribed hydroxyzine HCL 25 mg. Slept like a baby and blood pressure back to normal."

   
10

John (taken for less than 1 month) October 4, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Taking 300mg a day, no relief of anxiety just drowsiness and I'm aware of when my panic attacks come on now. This is in combination with Iexapro and propanlol. Cause more issues than it's helping for sure. Nightmares, and muscle spasms. Not worth the gel capsules they make it with"

   
1.0

joegooncbj (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 1, 2018

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For Nausea/Vomiting: "This medicine did nothing for my nausea even at high doses. I don’t recommend."

   
2.0

MMike (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 28, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I wish I could answer Chloe and tell her "Why go off a med that has been effective and is not a narcotic, I don't think it can hurt you so dang it just take it and Salute to you!" AS for me, it doesn't do anything. Maybe I haven't taken it long enough. I would certainly not judge it by my limited experience. Plus meds never act in predictable ways for me."

   
1.0

Oh Gosh September 20, 2018

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For Sedation: "I was prescribed hydroxyzine to help me fall asleep. My prescribed dose has increased, but I am still not falling asleep."

   
2.0

Carolina (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2018

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Vistaril (hydroxyzine) for Anxiety: "It helps me feel relaxed and calm"

   
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Tanncox77 (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Just started taking half a tab of 50 mg 3 times a day a few days ago and am experiencing a lot less anxiety already. I won't say that it is completely gone but it is manageable. I am not a doctor I don't know how well it will work for everyone but right now for me it is helping and I am thankful for that."

   
9.0

Noelle93 (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2018

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For Anxiety: "After taking many medications for years (starting with being medicated for social anxiety which kept me out of high school - and now I'm 36) that didn't work or had awful side effects, I didn't think anything would work to the extent I wanted. Then my psychiatrist retired a few months ago. I had been on lorazepam for anxiety. The psychiatrist that replaced him saw that what I was taking really wasn't as effective as it should be. She asked me, "When you are anxious, do you get the physical symptoms like a racing heart, or do you cry and get fretful?" I told her that I cry and get fretful and overwhelmed. She said, "Let's get this anxiety under control." She prescribed me hydroxyzine and cut back my lorazepam. Hydroxyzine is heads and shoulders above anything I've ever taken before for my anxiety. Giving it a 9 out of 10. Everyone's different, but maybe, if you're reading this, looking for answers, hydroxyzine could help you too."

   
9.0

Snowpea (taken for less than 1 month) September 13, 2018

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For Anxiety: "My experience with this drug is very good. My doctor put me on it after my grandma passed away and I kept having terrible panic attacks. I mainly take it at night but I have used it during the day for bad panic attacks. I haven’t had any side effects."

   
10

EH (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Clonazepam works best (Benzodiazepine); I tried 25 mg of Hydroxyzine for my violent panic attack and it does absolutely nothing. If you have no panic attack then it's effective for sedation."

   
4.0

WennieBoy (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2018

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For Nausea/Vomiting: "I have been taking hydroxyzine 10 mg for years . I was prescribed this so long ago, I can’t remember what for. I think it was due to bladder issues. If I do not take this med before bed, I become severely nauseous within an hour of waking. I have tried to wean down to 5 mg by taking 1/2, but I fear I will never be able to completely come off it."

   
1.0

Paula September 7, 2018

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For Sedation: "I was prescribed hydroxyzine and was advised to take 1 tablet and if that didn't work take another. Only 2 a night. For the night I stood up mostly the entire day. I was able to doze on my own for 30 min, I timed myself, and I woke up in such a jolt, I thought it was morning. I'm starting to hallucinate even more frequently as I hadn't slept in the past 4 days. I don't know what to do anymore... Melatonin was working in the past and now it can't even knock me out. I want to stop seeing the shadow that lingers near my bed at night! I just want to sleep!"

   
1.0

Sasha (taken for less than 1 month) September 6, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Hi everyone I felt very strongly on wanting to share my experience with this medication I was in a horrible place anxiety state of panic for days couldn't eat or sleep just about to go to hospital and check myself in then I take my fourth dose of this magic pill I felt like a new person - my old self even. I've been on it for 3 days after having it for 2 weeks and fighting with myself about taking it. Take it. We are all different but it's worth a try. It saved my life and let me add when we feel this way we are seeking answers to our anxiety which causes us to desperately find relief by reading something we wanna hear or whatever it takes. This is the hardest thing I've dealt with in my life but don't give up there is hope with this med and Citalopram and lots of exercise and prayer!!! Another thing guys this is how many reviews out of billions of people so don't lose hope. Best of luck Hugs and prayers!!!"

   
10

Massagegirl 38 (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2018

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Vistaril (hydroxyzine) for Anxiety: "Took away 90 percent of my anxiety the first day of taking it. I have anxiety, ptsd, general anxiety I take 50 mg three times a day. I hated Xanax and klonopin"

   
9.0

CB (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 2, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Given for anxiety and even though I got a little tired it did nothing for my anxiety. It is more of a placebo than anything."

   
1.0

jimhed4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 31, 2018

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For Nausea/Vomiting: "I was first given vistaril while at a 5 day detox center. I asked them to prescribe me whatever they were giving me at this center to be able to sleep as well as not feel nauseous and dry heave. I've been on 25mg a day of vistaril and noticed when I stop taking it I get a nervous nauseous feeling that doesn't really go away until I take a vistaril . Has anyone else noticed any issues when stopping this medication? Can I just continue to take it once a day for years to come or should I wean off?"

   
9.0

Chloe (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 28, 2018

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Vistaril (hydroxyzine) for Anxiety: "I have Schizoaffective disorder with very severe paranoia and anxiety, and I can't have benzos so I get Vistaril as an alternative. 25mg 3 times a day. It doesn't completely rid my anxiety, but it definitely does help reduce it, and if I'm having a panic attack it will subside the attack within about 10 minutes or so. The only downside is it makes me pretty drowsy. But overall I love this medication."

   
8.0

Corman616 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 25, 2018

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For Anxiety: "Hydroxyzine really helps control my anxiety and when I take it I feel like I have my life back."

   
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Sam (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 25, 2018

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For Anxiety: "All it did was make me extremely tired. That's not even close to helpful for what I was hoping for. Useless for anything other than trying to sleep. Wouldn't ever recommend this stuff, it's just a sedative with worse side affects."

   
1.0

No u (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2018

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Vistaril (hydroxyzine) for Anxiety: "I’ve taken vistaril on and off for more than 12 years. I have PTSD, anxiety ,and panic disorder, I’ve tried at least 7 different meds before I was properly diagnosed and treated with the correct medication. Vistaril and celexa are always my go to they have saved my life. Vistaril is great for anxiety and panic. I keep it in my system and it works!!! Good luck "

   
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Someone that cares August 21, 2018

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For Anxiety: "This med is terrible look I took it the first day I got it I had terrible side effects that lasted forever. I took it the next day and I took it with my allergy and depression meds all together I had extreme numbness in in left side with stiff neck and pressure with pain the side. It is calming down now. But now my neck feels like someone is choking me and pulling my neck it's on both sides"

   
1.0

JELLOPUPOY (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2018

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Vistaril (hydroxyzine) for Anxiety: "I’ve taken this medication on and off I take it whenever I feel overwhelmed and I’m filled with anxiety this medication helps me relax my mind it’s also good when I can’t sleep at night. My doctor had told me to try it and I have a lot of allergies to medication so this medication has helped me with a lot of different uses. Allergies, to anxiety to sedation. So I’m gonna day 10 our of 10 I recommend."

   
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Tink (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 17, 2018

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