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Atarax Sedating Antihistamine
Is there any side effects when you take antihistamines like atarax (hydroxyzine) for a longer period?
What is the best antihistamine for adjunct therapy to treat anaphylaxis (of course after epi... Injection vs pills ex: Atarax or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fast acting and is a good adjunct to epinephrine. However for the days following a severe allergic reaction, Zyrtec is great as it lasts a longer amount of time than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doesn't make you as sleepy. Atarax is fine but is a prescription medication and not indicated for acute allergic reaction ...Read more
Sedation: No. All three are sedating in their on right the combination would be greater due to synergism. In other words we aren't merely adding a sedating effect we are multiplying it. ...Read more
To treat non anaphylactic allergic reactions faster (hives and itchiness) would it be better to go with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) IM or Atarax IM?
IM of either: but the difference may be merely 30 minutes. ...Read more
Intense body itching x3 days, no rash. No changes in lotion, soap, conditioner, dryer sheets, etc. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lasts 2-3 hrs, atarax lasts 4. Ideas!?
I have had hives for 3 months. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, atarax, zyrtec, chlor-trimeton made things worse. Zantac did not help. What should I do?
Visit allergist: When antihistamines are not effective for controlling chronic urticaria, other medicines can be tried depending on the severity of your symptoms such as singulair, (montelukast) dapsone, plaquenil, Cyclosporine or xolair. Discuss this with your allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?
PUPPP: This is probably pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy (puppp), a common (but poorly named) condition. Important points: (a) the baby will not be affected, and (b) it is a self-limited problem, just like pregnancy. See a dermatologist to make sure it isn't something else, and for treatment to control the rash & itching. The only real cure, however, is to deliver the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Benadryl (diphenhydramine).....: is probably the most readily available sedating antihistamine. It is a common ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) preparations for sleep, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM -- the PM part is diphenhydramine, the generic name for Benadryl. Another one I like to use is hydroxyzine (also known as Vistaril or Atarax) but that is only available as a prescription, however its metabolite is Zyrtec, which is OTC. ...Read more
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