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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hydroxyzine: Is an old drug, mainly an antihistamine, used to treat itching and urticaria, for its sedative effects, used to treat insomnia and used in sedation, a ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maliena Longley
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Usually itching: It is a first generation antihistamine so sedation is common, but it works well for allergy symptoms, itching, and hives.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Discuss with your: Discuss with your doctor. They will help you understand why they prescribed it and what are the alternatives.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip: If the cough is from post nasal drip, it will respond to an antihistamine such as hydroxyzine, if the cough is from something else, it will not respon ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guolin Wen
25 years experience in Pharmacology
Good question: Supposedly, capsule is better to comfort your stomach since tablet has some irritating property to your gi. But in real world i didn't see much of th ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Shulan
40 years experience in 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Watch for sedation : Hydroxyzine can be very sedating. Low dose is 10mg and max if tolerated is 50-100mg.
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually 1 year: although potency is only decreased by about 25%.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Either: In theory, foods in the stomach might interfere with its absorption but this medication is well absorbed following taking it by mouth. There should no ... Read More

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