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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?
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.See 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
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?
Possible.: This is not a feature of the disease itself, but may accompany any protracted illness. You may have lost some weight with the illness for a variety of reasons and are now regaining to your norm. If wt gain is excessive see you doc.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Fairly obvious: To see if there is weight gain simply using a scale works well. You might mean why someone gained weight, generally looking and talking determines the answer. Sometimes getting someone to write down everything they eat is needed but not generally that hard.
Yes, as a component.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil.See 1 more doctor answer