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Suffering from allergy (indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling (lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon. Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Suffering from allergy (indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling (lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon. Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Seek out allergist: With all of your symptoms, you need a specialist. An allergist is a doctor specializing in your condition. Please make an appointment today and feel better! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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)?

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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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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What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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. ...Read more

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

Itching: It is used for itching and for hives. It is used more at night because it makes you sleepy. ...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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Is 150mg of atarax (hydroxyzine) life threatening?

No: But the tolerance varies among people. Some people will get knocked out with 10 mg, others 150 mg. If you are contemplating suicide, call the suicide hotline now. For all intent and purpose, it is unwise to take medication above the recommendation without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the diffetence between atarax and singulair (montelukast)?

Different Drugs: Singulair (montelukast) is a drug which blocks leukotrienes which are inflammatory chemicals made by your immune system in allergic reactions. Atarax blocks histamine. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for asthma?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for asthma?

Allergies: Atarax (hydroxyzine) in an antihistamine and blocks the release of histamine. It may help to prevent the triggers that cause your asthma but it does not treat your asthma. Do not depend on it for that purpose. ...Read more

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Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause memory loss?

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause memory loss?

Possible: Has anticholinergic side effects, which could potentially affect memory. If not critical, you could place on hold and see of this is side effect. Do this approach under supervision of your doctor. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) effective for sleep?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) effective for sleep?

Good sleep practices: Atarax/hydroxyzine is a prescription antihistamine/anti-allergy medication. Because it can be sedating, some people find it helpful for insomnia, at least in the short term. It is not a controlled or addictive medication like some sleep aids. Be sure to practice sleep hygiene -- structuring your sleep, avoid lying long periods not sleeping, avoid daytime napping, use bed only for sleep/intimacy. ...Read more

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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Yes: No interaction aside from the potential additive drowsiness effect from both medications. ...Read more

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Is Atarax the only antihistamine that's supposed to help with anxiety?

Is Atarax the only antihistamine that's supposed to help with anxiety?

Not the only one: There are a number of antihistamines that have also been helpful in treating acute anxiety. It would be best to discuss these options with your psychiatrist to find the right medication choice for you, as the sedation that often occurs with antihistamines can be quite hindering. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

No: Antihistamines in general and Atarax (hydroxyzine) specifically do not interfere with the effectiveness of birth control including nexplanon, a hormone-releasing birth control implant. ...Read more

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What are the risk/benefits for atarax vs xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety?

Benzos: Atarax is an antihistamine, not my first choice for anxiety, it will make you tired though. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is effective for a panic attack, but long term use can lead to dependence/tolerance and possible abuse, while not effectively treating the underlying anxiety disorder. SSRIs like paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft are much better for long term treatment of anxiety, as well as psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Will taking atarax (hydroxyzine) effect a fail on taking a urine drug test?

Would not anticipate: That use of atarax (hydroxyzine) should cause one to fail a urine screen for drugs of abuse. It is not a drug of abuse. ...Read more

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How many hours one can get an atarax or Xanax (alprazolam) after having drunk?

How many hours one can get an atarax or Xanax (alprazolam) after having drunk?

Alcohol and sedative: I would wait 24 hours to be completely safe since xanax (alprazolam) can be deadly if mixed with or without alcohol. Atarax is a very sedating antihistamine which can have very serious reactions as well. You really should ask your pharmacist as well as your primary doctor who prescribed since doses also make a difference. ...Read more

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Whata the precursers to taking atarax, ativan, and ambien (zolpidem) togrther?

Whata the precursers to taking atarax, ativan, and ambien (zolpidem) togrther?

Precursers: Please do not take any medications that have been taken together unless prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor for further advice!

Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil at night when I'm also taking Claritin (loratadine) and atarax?

Can I take nyquil at night when I'm also taking Claritin (loratadine) and atarax?

Claritin (loratadine) Not Atarax: You may combine nyquil & claritin (loratadine). The latter is a non-sedating antihistamine. Nyquil contains a sedating antihistamine & Atarax is another. Liquid formulations of nyquil contain a lot of alcohol. So if a drunken stupor is your goal you'll achieve it with nyquil & atarax. There are better & safer ways to treat your allergies. Skin testing is more cost-effective than immunocap & equally accurate. ...Read more

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I am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) 25g 3 times day how long takes to work on my rash itchines?

It depends: Atarax is a short acting anti-histamine or anti-itch medication. It also makes you drowsy. How long does your skin rashes last depending on what type of skin rashes that is and what specific treatment for that rashes. It would work well for hives although a longer acting anti-histamine like Allegra / Claritin (loratadine) / zyrtec is preferable. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, you should go see an allergist. ...Read more

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What's gonna happen if I took 350mg of atarax, (hydroxyzine) 4 pentalgines, 7 diuretics and some coffiene?

What's gonna happen if I took 350mg of atarax, (hydroxyzine) 4 pentalgines, 7 diuretics and some coffiene?

Dangerous!: That dose of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is dangerous, could be fatal. Don't know what pentalgines are, but never good to mix meds. Are you trying to hurt yourself? You need help right away! Go to a hospital or clinic now to get help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been prescribed alprazolam and atarax (hydroxyzine). is it ok to get out of bed before I wake up naturally?

Don't understand?: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting drug, and if you are taking it at night, it likely would be at very low levels by morning. Atarax is a somewhat sedating antihistamine, but if you are taking that at night, there is not much likelihood of morning residual effects. If it is bothering you, I would talk with your doctor about reducing the dose. Don't know what you mean by 'naturally? - not using alarm? ...Read more

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My 9 year old was prescribed atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg to help her sleep at night. Can anyone tell me more about this medication?

See below: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an anti-histamine that has several uses, one of which is insomnia. This is because one of its effects is causing drowsiness. Other uses in children include: anti-anxiety & to stop itching. ...Read more

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Can Atarax lower anxiety without making you sleepy? Are there people who take it and don't get sleepy but have their anxiety lowered?

Yes: People can react differently to medications. But I have seen patients who were less anxious after taking atarax and were not tired. I think I would fall asleep if I took atarax. ...Read more

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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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Hi. I was prescribed atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety. About an hour after taking it my hr shot to 104bpm. I guess it did the opposite? Don't take again correct?

Hi. I was prescribed atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety. About an hour after taking it my hr shot to 104bpm. I guess it did the opposite? Don't take again correct?

Probably ok: 104 is slightly fast, but not very. Our hearts often normally reach such a rate temporarily during the day. Typically hydroxyzine doesn't cause an increase in heart rate. But it is not a very powerful medicine for anxiety. IF you had anxiety at the time of the 104 heart rate, it just may not have been working very well. Perhaps some reassurance that a temporary hr of 104 is not serious? ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) for hives? How sedating is it?

Depends: Some people get drowsy with just 10 mg, others can take 100 mg without any drowsiness. The drowsiness effect tends to decline after a few days. I think Zyrtec is a better option because it is just as effective and the drowsy effect is at least 80% less than Atarax (hydroxyzine). ...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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Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Yes, of course: You can overdose on anything. The big question is 'what will happen? ' Atarax (hydroxyzine) overdose will cause severe drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) a good one to overdose on?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) a good one to overdose on?

Over doses are never: Good. Antihistamine over doses are rarely lethal. Am concerned by the manner that you asked this question. If you are considering an overdose to kill or harm yourself - please seek help at your nearest emergency room or call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). ...Read more

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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) and benydrl together?

No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Atarax are both first generation Antihistamines and both should not be taken together. ...Read more

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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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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Atarax (Definition)

Atarax is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more