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atarax (hydroxyzine) how long do side effects normally last?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Depends...: On which side-effect, how much you took, & your personal susceptibility. If you took a standard dose for hives, say 10-25 mg, and had sleepiness as a side-effect, expect resolution in 8-24 hours. For more specific answers discuss your concern with your physician or other health care provider.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How long does atarax (hydroxyzine) usually stay in your system?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Effects last 4-6 hrs: Maximum effect of Atarax (hydroxyzine) takes place at 30-60 minutes. Its effects last about 4-6 hours. It's completely eliminated from your system after about 40 hours.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

Is there a generic version of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Yes.: It's called hydroxyzine.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the medication atarax (hydroxyzine) typically used for?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Itching: It is used for itching and for hives. It is used more at night because it makes you sleepy.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
10-50 mg.: Atrax is usually used in 10 or 25 mg pills.Depending on how tired you get and what dose you need to suppress itching Atarax (hydroxyzine) can used from 10 mg up to 150 mg per day if necessary. It will make most people sleepy and is used at night.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine 40 years experience
Sleepy: Atarax is an anti-histamine and can make you sleepy. Some of my patients say it 'wires' them instead of making them tired. Children especially can have this paradoxical reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is just a good and cheaper with no prescription needed.

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