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hydroxyzine withdrawal duration

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hydroxyzine does not: cause withdrawal. This may be psychologic in origin. Go back on the hydroxyzine and see if your symptoms stop. What kind of symptoms are you having wi ... Read More
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Dr. Hasan Khondker
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes it is : If symptoms are sever go to the ER

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
34 years experience Psychiatry
OK: It is ok, but it might not be completely effective. Hydroxyzine and Ativan (lorazepam) work through different mechanisms of action. Hydroxyzine is a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Atarax (hydroxyzine): Is antihistamine used for anxiety and sometimes to calm irritable bowels. When stop regular use, stomach can be more active and nausea results.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Be you are taking it to control a condition or induce sleep, the problem may return after stopping the drug.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Talk to your doctor : You need close medical supervision if on this combination of medication. Sedation and respiratory suppression are the main concerns. Don't do it alone ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not expected: Hydroxyzine when used as an antihistamine or even a sleeping aid does not require tapering. However if you were using it to control anxiety, then a t ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
That's too much. : I wouldn't think it prudent to pummel yourself to sleep with all of that. If anything, maybe just 25mg of Benadryl nightly. Although it would be bett ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not really: You can skip the hydroxyzine. You are more than likely to experience excessive drowsiness.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What kind of symptom: Although not usually encountered, I suppose that there can be some withdrawal symptoms if one has been taking a high-dose (>50 mg) of this medicati ... Read More

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