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Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness.

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shulan
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A first generation: It is first generation antihistamine. It can cause significant drowsiness , and antichiolinergic effects (can cause problems with an enlarged prostate ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Old antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a first generation antihistamine that is marketed as vistaril (hydroxyzine) and atarax. It is used for itchy rashes, sedative effects a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The most common side effect from Hydroxyzine is sedation. I am not aware of night sweats being a side effect.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: An overdose of Hydroxyzine can cause shortness of breath, dilated pupils, problems urinating, blurred vision, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, se ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manav Singla
23 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is an otc non sedating anthistamine. Hydroxyzine is a prescription anthistamine that usually makes people sleepy. If necessary ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Not the best: The problem with putting any medication in a drink or food is that you never know how much gets into the child. You will probably be giving less than ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
hydroxyzine: You can stop it without weaning, but you should consult with your doctor, for whatever reason you were taking it for may recur after stopping it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes, very much so: Hydroxyzine can be very helpful for anxiety but it does take a while to get used to the sedative effect. That can take anywhere from a week or two but ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What?: Do you mean a random drug test? If you only find it if you ask for the assay. It does not show up as an illegal substance in a routine screen.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. G. Wen
Dr. G. Wen answered
26 years experience Pharmacology
Safe: It is safe because the medication has been out in the market for a long while. I didn't see any reports for permanent adverse effects or such. Its ... Read More
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