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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Atarax (Overview)

Atarax is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

Myriad uses: For allergic noses & eyes - Atarax (hydroxyzine) treats symptoms of itching, sniffing, sneezing, & dripping. Its not very good for stuffy nose. Atarax helps make hives go away. If you take it everyday it will help keep them from breaking out. Atarax is also an excellent medication if you have imsomnia. It makes you sleepy & you fall asleep. When Atarax is absorbed your body converts into zyrtec! ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
106 Doctors shared insights

Atarax (Overview)

Atarax is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What exactly causes the weight gain when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)? How does it happen? What can be done to eliminate it the weight gain?

What exactly causes the weight gain when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)? How does it happen? What can be done to eliminate it the weight gain?

Atarax (hydroxyzine): Since it is a centrally acting antihistamine with sedation properties, it tends to be the slight slowing down of metabolism at nighttime (when metabolism tends to pick up) as well as Atarax (hydroxyzine) does tend to cause some nocturnal eating, which also contributes. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Sedation: The most common side effect of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is sedation. If you are doing something such as driving or working with machinery where sedation could put you at risk it would be wise to be cautious and either avoid the behavior or the atarax (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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My friend recently got rashes over her body and make her feels itchy. Doctor proscribed her xyzal (levocetirizine), singulair & atarax also doesn't help.?

My friend recently got rashes over her body and make her feels itchy. Doctor proscribed her xyzal (levocetirizine), singulair & atarax also doesn't help.?

Difficult to tell..: Rashes such as poison ivy/oak, fungal (ringworm), bacterial infections (impetigo) etc. Can be cured. Rashes such as eczema, psoriasis, ichthyosis etc...Are not curable, only treatable. Viral rashes such as chicken pox, measle, roseola etc. Will heal on their own with or without treatment. Xyzal (levocetirizine) &atarax =antihistamines. Singulair is not very good for rash. I suggest reconsulting doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Prescribed atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety, but can I get stronger medication?

Maybe better: Sounds like you need to find someone who specializes in treating anxiety disorders, with our without panic attacks. There are more effective medications available, along with nonmedication treatments that should give you much better relief. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) work for all types of anxiety?

No: Atarax (hydroxyzine) won't help all kinds of anxiety, like obsessive compulsive disorder or phobias. It's best to speak with your physician, who can determine the kind of anxiety you have and the best treatments. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take atarax (hydroxyzine) while taking librium?

Caution advised: Caution is advised: with this combination of medications as it may increase risk of central nervous system depression (additive effects). ...Read more

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Am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety even though it was not prescribed for that. Is this dangerous?

Am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety even though it was not prescribed for that. Is this dangerous?

No.: It is not the most effective medication for anxiety, but it is among the safest, with very few side effects. You should, however, try to take it on an as-needed basis, rather than routinely, and keep the dose low, preferably 75mg per day at most. Above all, you should see a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist, to discuss ways of preventing the need for hydroxyzine. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Even though it is an effective sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, and tranquilizer, it shares almost none of the abuse, dependence, addiction, and toxicity potential of other drugs used for the same range of therapeutic reasons. ...Read more

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Can an overdose of atarax (hydroxyzine) and epival with alcohol be lethal and if so how much and what exactly do you die from?

Can an overdose of atarax (hydroxyzine) and epival with alcohol be lethal and if so how much and what exactly do you die from?

Wanting to Die: The doctors here on health tap are very aware that there are men and women out there in the world that are hurting and have become hopeless. I worry about your question. But, I will take it as an attempt to reach out to another human. No matter how bad it is there with time this bad feeling can change. Being depressed is part of the human experience. It leads us to be more compassionate.... ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg. Uses and side effects?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg. Uses and side effects?

Itching, anxiety: Atarax (hydroxyzine, also sold as vistiril) is a sedating antihistamine. In addition to relieving anxiety, it can also help allergic itching, nausea, & motion sickness. It is non-addictive but can cause drowsiness & other (mostly minor) side-effects. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000796/. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) help to last longer in sex?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) help to last longer in sex?

Not so much: If you're looking for a medication to slow your machinery down, don't self-medicate with something that can be a troublesome as "atarax" / hydroxyzine. Your physician might offer a very low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Especially, work with your partner on "edging" and on the "squeeze technique" -- you'll reprogram yourself and bring each other to new heights. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I took 50mg of atarax (hydroxyzine) 11hours ago and have not slept a wink. I took my 10mg of citalopram 5hours ago. Is it safe to take 3.75mg of zopiclone now?

I took 50mg of atarax (hydroxyzine) 11hours ago and have not slept a wink. I took my 10mg of citalopram 5hours ago. Is it safe to take 3.75mg of zopiclone now?

If no alcohol, safe: It seems to me that taking the zopiclone now would not adversely interact with the other things you have described taking as long as you are not drinking alcohol or taking other medications that you have not indicated. As always, talking with your provider is best. Ref: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/drug-information/dr601455. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix lexapro, (escitalopram) atarax, and an ADHD medication? If so, which focus medication should I take to maximize my results?

Is it safe to mix lexapro, (escitalopram) atarax, and an ADHD medication? If so, which focus medication should I take to maximize my results?

Yes, I have a number: Of patients on this combination. I usually prescribe a long acting stimulant such as Adderall xr or vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Concerta is another option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do I do if I overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What do I do if I overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Rest: You can't overdose with Atarax (hydroxyzine) which is a very safe medicine for allergy. You may feel drowsiness, just rest and take a snap. ...Read more

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How many atarax (hydroxyzine) pills is it safe to take to calm me?

How many atarax (hydroxyzine) pills is it safe to take to calm me?

Multiple factors: Maximum dosage for any medication depends on multiple factors including age, kidney & liver function and any other health issues. Atarax, (hydroxyzine) the brand name, is no longer available. Hydoxyzine, the generic, is an antihistamine. And can be useful for short periodsl but is not considered very safe for longer periods. For an otherwise healthy person, the maximum dose is 100mg. ...Read more

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My 8 month baby was taken atarax (hydroxyzine). By accident, my husband gave her another dose of atarax (hydroxyzine) 5 minutes after I gave her dose. What can I do now?

My 8 month baby was taken atarax (hydroxyzine). By accident, my husband gave her another dose of atarax (hydroxyzine) 5 minutes after I gave her dose. What can I do now?

ER: Take her immediately to the er for evaluation and observation. The Atarax (hydroxyzine) itself should not hurt the baby, but the sedation it causes could stop her from breathing. Need to go to the er immediately. ...Read more

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Will I die from overdose if I take 1, 700 mg of atarax?

Remote: Since Atarax does have some cardiovascular effects, at 1700 mg it may remotely possibly cause problem for people with a cardiac rhythm issue. Far more common would be drowsiness, dry mouth, and even constipation. If you are contemplating suicide, I urge you to call the suicide hotline ASAP. ...Read more

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Will 75mg of atarax kill you?

Will 75mg of atarax kill you?

Depends: Atarax or Hydroxyzine is first generation antihistamine and is used to treat allergies, anxiety, nausea etc. Dose prescribed for these conditions is variable. Don't have enough information to determine why this dose is being used. Follow the instructions on the prescription bottle and don't exceed the dose advised by your physician. ...Read more

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What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

Myriad uses: For allergic noses & eyes - Atarax (hydroxyzine) treats symptoms of itching, sniffing, sneezing, & dripping. Its not very good for stuffy nose. Atarax helps make hives go away. If you take it everyday it will help keep them from breaking out. Atarax is also an excellent medication if you have imsomnia. It makes you sleepy & you fall asleep. When Atarax is absorbed your body converts into zyrtec! ...Read more

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Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What is question?: If you are asking about taking Atarax (hydroxyzine) with Black Kohosh
Yes I see no reason why not
Black Kohosh is a herb used for many indicatins and have effect on the brain which is like serotonin and have some effect on estrogen
Ak your doctor if you can takle them together as we do not know why and how long you need to take Atarax (hydroxyzine) ...Read more

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How often csn I take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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. ...Read more

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How long can we take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine). These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is also used as ...Read more