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I am taking atarax 25mg got my GAD and insomnia. I may develop tolerance after 2 times. Will resting for few days restore back the dizziness effects?
Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
May I combine atarax with remeron for treating insomnia? Also can I combine atarax with inderal for treating anxiety?
Talk to your doctor : Combining your meds with other sedating medications is something you should do only after consulting your doctor. You can combine these meds. Just be careful and know that you should not drive after taking your medication. Also, avoid the use of alcohol with these medications. Combining these meds can make you very drowsy. ...Read more
I am taking atarax 50 mg for insomnia, but from 2 days my heart rate reaches 110 bpm. Is it Secure? What should I do? Should I take inderal?
Stop it: there is a recent warning issued re. cardiovascular problem associated with Atarax which tends to spend up the heart rate due to its anti-cholinergic activities. Avoid taking Atarax and probably also Benadryl as a sleeping aid. You shouldn't take another medication to counteract the side effect from another. Avoidance is the key. ...Read more
I took atarax 12.5mg last night once for insomnia. Today I feel extreme breath problem and rapid heart rate what should I do please? Urgent!
Time: There has been recent warning on cardiovascular issue from atarax. I expect that the anticholinergic effect would subside in less than 24 hours. However if this problem is very bothersome, you will need to go to the emergency room if you can't get an appointment with your own doctor. In the meanwhile, avoid any stimulant such as caffeine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My 9 year old was prescribed atarax 25mg to help her sleep at night. Can anyone tell me more about this medication?
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