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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. Jeffrey Satinover
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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

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Atarax (Definition)

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