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How often csn i take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Call Physician: This is aprescription medicine and the prescribing physician should have given insgtructions on dosing. In general, this medicine should be dosed every 4-6hours.

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How often can you take atarax (hydroxyzine) to help with itching?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Every 4 -6 hours: The usual dose of Atarax is 25 mg every 6 hours. You can increase to 50mg, and take as often as every 4 hours, but the side effects of drowsiness and dry mouth are more severe at higher doses. The generic name of Atarax is hydroxyzine, which is also available as vistaril.
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A 44-year-old male asked:

How long can we take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Hydroxyzine: For as long as the medication is prescribed for what it is supposed to treat. If you have concerns, you really should bring them up to the prescribing doctor, since they know what they are treating you for.

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