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Hydroxyzine And Weight Gain
Does alliance's atarax (hydroxyzine) actually cause weight gain as one of the side effects? If so why? And after how long of using it?
Now knowing that older antihistamines like hydroxyzine make you gain weight, how soon after I stop taking it will I start to lose the weight?
What exactly causes the weight gain when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)? How does it happen? What can be done to eliminate it the weight gain?
Atarax (hydroxyzine): Since it is a centrally acting antihistamine with sedation properties, it tends to be the slight slowing down of metabolism at nighttime (when metabolism tends to pick up) as well as Atarax (hydroxyzine) does tend to cause some nocturnal eating, which also contributes. ...Read more
I have been taking hydroxizine for angioedema for a year now. What all side effects does this cause and does it cause weight gain and intestinal issue?
NO: But does it help with your angioedema? Do you know what type of angioedema do you have? Idiopathic or hereditary or acquired? Antihistamines do not affect your weight or intestines. A first generation antihistamine called periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is sometimes used as an appetite stimulant but not hydroxyzine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just lost 123lbs what can I do to prevent hydroxyzine from causing me to gain weight back? How much does a person gain on hydroxyzine?
Congrats: On this achievement, loosing that much weight, hydroxyzine, like any other antihistaminic, is an appetite stimulant, other antihistamines differ in their appetite stimulation capacity, especially the newer ones, please revise your treatment options with your physician, look for alternatives if possible, good luck ...Read more
I have gained weight while taking vistaril, (hydroxyzine) is this a side effect? And if so, if I stop taking will my weight go back down?
I have two different antihistamines...One is hydroxyzine and the other is is diphenhydramine..Which one will cause me to gain weight?
Foods to help with: Healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, protein bars, lean meats, poultry, fish, smoothies (with added silken tofu or powdered milk), greek yogurt (full –fat), pasta/ bagels & use of juice rather than soda. Some people add whey proteins. ...Read more