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Atarax And Pregnancy
How long can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause a false positive pregnancy result? If I took 25 mg @10:30 pm Thursday night and got a positive Monday @3 pm, is that false?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Quite Concerning: Zantac (ranitidine) is category b and so likely ok during pregnancy. Atarax (vistaril/hydroxyzine) is actually category x during first trimester and c during later pregnancy. Not sure why you need to use both of these meds..Recommend consulting doc for eval for need of use etc.. Likely all medication, use smallest effective dose for shortest period of time possible. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What's gonna happen if i took 350mg of atarax, (hydroxyzine) 4 pentalgines, 7 diuretics and some coffiene?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer