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is it safe to take hydroxyzine to sleep

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Dr. Erik Voogd
19 years experience Pain Management
Should be fine: You didn't list any other medications so just those two medications should be fine together.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Relax and melatonin: You are too young to depend on pills. Good sleep hygiene is important. Hydroxyzine causes drowsiness during the day. Melatonin may be a better choice
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Yes: Safe to take trazadone. I would not drive for at least 6-8 hours after taking it as it causes drowsiness.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes you will, but: With possibly more side effects of the drug, skip the following day and night doses. You need re-evaluation, you already are exceeding the the maximum ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Many people use it in this manner.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: No problem. Mind you it's not an fda approved medication, it is considered a supplement.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Zzzquil does have sleep inducing properties. I don't think it should be used routinely, though. Try tryptophan or serotonin and rotate the use of the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: These medications are compatible.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Specializes in General Practice
Multiple factors: Maximum dosage for any medication depends on multiple factors including age, kidney & liver function and any other health issues. Atarax, (hydroxyzin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pallavi Reddy
12 years experience Family Medicine
Sleep : I wouldn't recommend taking it as a long term sleep aid. Melatonin may be a better option for you.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Russell-Jenkins
20 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but...: Over the counter products can help with ocassional insomnia. But, most people will develope a tolerance to them quickly, and they will not work as eff ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
With caution: Although technically no drug-drug interactions are listed for the 2, both cause sedation & might have an additive effect. Be sure how the combination ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Additive effect: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine also used for anxiety and insomnia; so it can cause sedation. Alcohol (ethanol), being a depressant can fur ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Not the best choice: There are various formulations for this product, all with multiple ingredients you do not need if you are using as an occasional sleep aid. First ma ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes no contraindications.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Ambien (zolpidem) is for people age 18 or older. If your physician is experienced he or she could elect to use off label.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Melatonin is used as a natural sleep aid. It is not habit forming.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience Sleep Medicine
Short term: Probably ok for short term insomnia treatment.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: This combination should be safe if taken as your doctor prescribes. These are both benzodiazapines. They may potentiate one another.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is safe to take melatonin if you are also taking lexapro (escitalopram). If you take melatonin however take the dose about two hours before the des ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Atarax (hydroxyzine): Is in general quite safe. It can be used for anxiety. Here is a site that will give you full side effect information: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/atara ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Steele
58 years experience Psychiatry
Probably unnecessary: Both are benzodiazepines with a moderate (temazepam average 11 hours, Lorazepam average 15 hours) half life. Lorazepam is more potent, milligram for ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
OK Benedryl+Vyvanse: Benedryl is an 'sedating' antihistamine and is safe with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) (add med) benedryl is best dosed @ night.
A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: That particular combination of medicines is highly sedating, which may impair coordination, driving and balance.

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