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How does atarax (hydroxyzine) work to help interstitial cystitis pain?

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Dr. Denise Elser answered

Specializes in Gynecology

The thought is that part of ic is an allergic type response, whether its an allergy to foods/ or an autoimmune type reaction we don't yet know . But Atarax (hydroxyzine) acts to dampen inflammatory response associated with allergic reaction.

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Dr. J. Kyle Mathews answered

Specializes in Urogynecology

It has an antihistamine affect reducing the inflammatory response.

Answered Jul 8, 2012

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