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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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


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Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Possibly: Atarax (hydroxyzine) can cause nausea and vomiting in some, which will of course affect calorie intake. In more unusual cases, it can affect your appetite directly. SO weight changes are a possibility. Your history of gastritis suggests many other possibilities as well. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor for further evaluation of these other possibilities. ...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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Can I take nyquil when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Can I take nyquil when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) & Nyquil: Can't see reason to combine both. If you have to, take Atarax (hydroxyzine) in daytime & nyquil at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Not adviseable : You can, but i wouldn't advise it. Taking 2 sedating medications at the same time is never a good idea. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Caution....: Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Ativan, a benzodiazepine, and Atarax, (hydroxyzine) an antihistiamine, can exacerbate the drowsiness and can lead to sedation. These side effects impair one's ability to execute functions such as driving or operating machinery. Recommending discussing with your doctor first and getting clearance. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and atarax together?

Can you take Claritin (loratadine) and atarax together?

Yes for hives: Claritin (loratadine) in the morning and Atarax at bedtime is a good combination for treating hives. The Atarax can be used as an as needed if hives breakthough in the evening and make it hard to sleep. Remember that the drowsiness & delayed reaction time caused by Atarax may still be present the next morning. If you need two antihistamines to control hives you should be under a physician's care. ...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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If atarax (hydroxyzine) doesn't work is a valuim better?

If atarax (hydroxyzine) doesn't work  is a valuim better?

Benzodiazepine: Valium is in the class of benzodiazepine and can be safe, but can be addicting. Everyone reacts to different medications in different ways, so it is impossible to say one medication is better than the other in an individuals case. Discuss with your dr. What the best meds would be for you, as "benzos" are best used on an "as needed only" bases in my opinion. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and atarax?

Whats the difference between Xanax (alprazolam) and atarax?

Xanax/Atarax: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine with high potency in treating anxiety especially panic attacks but with high addiction potential. Atarax (vistaril) is an antihistamine with fair benefits for agitation but less addiction potential. ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) how long do side effects normally last?

Depends...: On which side-effect, how much you took, & your personal susceptibility. If you took a standard dose for hives, say 10-25 mg, and had sleepiness as a side-effect, expect resolution in 8-24 hours. For more specific answers discuss your concern with your physician or other health care provider. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...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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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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What tends.To work better for axeinty. Atarax or xanax (alprazolam)?

Anxiety: The one that your mental health professional prescribed for you specifically for the anxiety you are experiencing. Atarax is an antihistamine whereas xanax (alprazolam) is a fast acting muscle relaxer that is used for acute anxiety. Please ask your doctor before simply treating. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Atarax (hydroxyzine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Atarax (hydroxyzine) overdose?

Atarax O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. "Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, feeling like you might pass out." REF: https://www.drugs.com/atarax.html ...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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Atarax (Definition)

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