What is Hydroxyzine Pamoate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine is a generic drug in two preparations, pamoate and hydrochloride salts, used to relieve itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness; also used for anxiety and to treat the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 52 28
Insomnia 10 7
Insomnia 10 8
Generalized anxiety disorder 8 5
Itching 6 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 11
Mild 12
None 27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydroxyzine Pamoate

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 5
Sleepiness 4
Dizziness 2
Dry mouth 2
Exhaustion 2
Dizziness with disorientation 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydroxyzine Pamoate

Dosage Patients
25 mg daily 3
25mg as needed 3
50 mg daily 2
25 mg three times daily 2
100 mg daily 2
pamoate25mg as needed 2
25 mg four times daily 1
50 mg twice daily 1
150 mg three times daily 1
2 25mg as needed 1

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Why patients stopped taking Hydroxyzine Pamoate

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 13
Did not seem to work 12
Course of treatment ended 7
Other 6
Change in health plan coverage 3
Side effects too severe 3
Expense 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Hydroxyzine Pamoate

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Hydroxyzine Pamoate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 35
Usually 7
Sometimes 10
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 37
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 28
Not specified 24

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydroxyzine Pamoate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 3
Lorazepam (Ativan) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1

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Patients stopped taking Hydroxyzine Pamoate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Buspirone (BuSpar) 2
Zolpidem (Ambien) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Clonidine (Catapres TTS patch) 1
Eszopiclone (Lunesta) 1

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3 patient evaluations for Hydroxyzine Pamoate

Sep 15, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Weekly

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May 15, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sinus congestion)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Unexpected side effect - it decreased the time it took for other meds to start working and made them more effective.

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Nov 21, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for itching)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking this medication for a while to help my horrible itch. When I first started taking this medication I could only take it at night as it did make me feel very sleepy but after a few weeks I was able to take this medication during the day. A plus side of taking this medication is that it also can help with sickness and can be taken as well other anti sickness medications.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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