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User Reviews for Hydroxyzine

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

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Hydroxyzine Rating Summary

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10
   
17%(97)
9
   
11%(64)
8
   
17%(99)
7
   
8%(46)
6
   
4%(20)
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6%(34)
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5%(26)
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5%(26)
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7%(38)
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25%(144)
5.6/10 Average Rating
594 Ratings with 533 User Reviews

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Reviews for Hydroxyzine to treat Anxiety

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

   
10

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

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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): "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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"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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Vistaril (hydroxyzine): "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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"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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"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): "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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"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): "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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"I have been off of Atarax for 2 months and am still experiencing side effects of weaning off: body itching, sensitive skin."

   
1.0

Barrbax (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2018

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"This is the first anti anxiety drug I have tried. It works for me very well, and a nice side benefit is that it helps me sleep. I also take Trintellix and Olanzapine. It didn’t seem to add to any side effects, except for drowsiness."

   
9.0

Jay (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 10, 2018

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"I’m on hydroxazine and clonidine for anxiety and they don’t seem to be working."

   
1.0

Joe (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2018

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"Never again. I took this for anxiety on a Saturday morning. Within an hour my eyelids and face were puffy and swollen and I felt like I was both on speed and totally exhausted at the same time. It made me extremely cranky and agitated with everything and found myself thinking very negative angry thoughts. I laid down for a very deep three hour nap and woke up with my whole body in pain and I was still tired. Now it is 26 hours later and my entire body still aches, especially my feet but the upside is that the swelling of my face and hives on my puffy eyelids is going away. Btw, I’m on no other meds and haven’t taken anything (even ibuprofen) for weeks. I do fine on Xanax but will never do this drug again."

   
3.0

TAP (taken for less than 1 month) August 5, 2018

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Vistaril (hydroxyzine): "I took this at bedtime to help my anxiety. I started sleeping less and less, increased panic attacks, weight loss, and paranoia. I felt like a meth addict after about a month I realized it was the meds and I wasn't going crazy! Don't take this stuff it was seriously terrifying!"

   
1.0

Mj (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2018

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"I could never tell if this truly worked because it would make me so insanely tired. I took it before work one day, when I didn’t fully realize this side effect, and almost nodded off standing up. If you take this before bed I could see this working for you."

   
2.0

k.f. (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 3, 2018

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Atarax (hydroxyzine): "It works but the longer you take it the less it works for you."

   
7.0

Apple (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 24, 2018

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