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Doctor insights on: Coming Off Hydroxyzine

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What is hydroxyzine used for?

What is hydroxyzine used for?

Hydroxyzine: Is an old drug, mainly an antihistamine, used to treat itching and urticaria, for its sedative effects, used to treat insomnia and used in sedation, also some use to treat simple anxiety, it is only prescription ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

Usually itching: It is a first generation antihistamine so sedation is common, but it works well for allergy symptoms, itching, and hives. ...Read more

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What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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I am now afraid to take hydroxyzine?

I am now afraid to take hydroxyzine?

Why?: It is a relatively safe drug with the major side effect being drowsiness. So why are you afraid to take it if indicated., . ...Read more

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Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Post nasal drip: If the cough is from post nasal drip, it will respond to an antihistamine such as hydroxyzine, if the cough is from something else, it will not respond to it. See your doctor to determine where the cough is coming from. ...Read more

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Advantage of hydroxyzine tablet or capsule?

Good question: Supposedly, capsule is better to comfort your stomach since tablet has some irritating property to your gi. But in real world I didn't see much of the difference. Tablet can be cut in halves to lower the dose. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: hydroxyzine?

Please describe the medication: hydroxyzine?

Old antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a first generation antihistamine that is marketed as vistaril (hydroxyzine) and atarax. It is used for itchy rashes, sedative effects and sometimes during anesthesia. ...Read more

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How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

Watch for sedation: Hydroxyzine can be very sedating. Low dose is 10mg and max if tolerated is 50-100mg. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: 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 an anti anxiety medicine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get high off 1 hydroxyzine that's 50mg?

Sleep: Fifty milligrams of Hydroxyzine will make you really sleepy, but nothing else. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hydroxyzine to work after you take it?

Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the effects of hydroxyzine to wear off?

HYDROXYZINE: In healthy individual (i mean no liver, kidney or other metabolic diseases):

onset of action- 15 to 30 minutes after intake; duration of action 4-6 hours- when you take recommended dose.

If you are taking other medicines e.g. Barbiturates, central nervous system depressant medications, etc. The effect may be longer. ...Read more

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Please Clarify: Can you please re-ask this question and include why a 20 year old male would be taking such a large dose of this medication. ...Read more

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How long does the effects of hydroxyzine 25mg last before next dosage is due?

72 hrs: A single dose of Hydroxyzine can suppress the allergy skin test reaction for about 72 hours (some may claim a whole week) although the peak suppressive effect would be within the first day or so. ...Read more

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage? - I have been taking 75mg before and it is not having any effect.

Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage? - I have been taking 75mg before and it is not having any effect.

Please Clarify: Please share with us the diagnosis or problem that you are taking Hydroxyzine for. It is highly unusual for someone to be on this for any long term treatment. We cannot give you an answer for this addictive medication without knowing your diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took hydroxyzine instead of hydralazine?

Hydralazine: Skipping blood pressure medication can result in headache & other symptoms of elevated pressure. Hydroxyzine or Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine) are antihistamines & temporarily cause sedation. ...Read more

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What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

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

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What are the uses of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): It is used as a mild antihistamine, as a tranquilizer that is non-addicting, to help old patients rest. It is combined with pain shots to reduce the incidence of nausea and lower anxiet related to pain. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine) like?

Older antihistamine: Vistaril, (hydroxyzine) Hydroxyzine is an older antihistamine usually used to treat itching. It can be used as a mild hypnotic (sleeing aide) or mild anti-anxiety med (tranquilizer). Major side effect is sedation (sleepiness). ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine cause night swaets?

No: The most common side effect from Hydroxyzine is sedation. I am not aware of night sweats being a side effect. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on hydroxyzine pam?

Can you overdose on hydroxyzine pam?

Yes: An overdose of Hydroxyzine can cause shortness of breath, dilated pupils, problems urinating, blurred vision, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, seizures, dizziness, delirium, coma, etc. If you are having any thoughts of taking an overdose you can call the national suicide prevention lifeline phone number 27/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Or have a friend, relative or 911 transport you to the nearest er. ...Read more

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Can I take hydroxyzine after clariton?

Can I take hydroxyzine after clariton?

Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so I wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. Wait until the Claritin (loratadine) wears off, about 24 hours? ...Read more

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Can I put my sons hydroxyzine in milk?

Can I put my sons hydroxyzine in milk?

Not the best: The problem with putting any medication in a drink or food is that you never know how much gets into the child. You will probably be giving less than the effective dose. This is a site for tips on getting kids to take yucky medicine. Http://ramseypediatric. Com/pediatrics-blog/yucky-medicine-tips-how-can-you-get-children-to-take-their-medicine/. ...Read more

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Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Hydroxyzine: You can stop it without weaning, but you should consult with your doctor, for whatever reason you were taking it for may recur after stopping it. ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine really help with anxiety?

Can hydroxyzine really help with anxiety?

Yes, very much so: Hydroxyzine can be very helpful for anxiety but it does take a while to get used to the sedative effect. That can take anywhere from a week or two but in the long haul it is very much worth it especially if you're dealing with generalized anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do people test positive to hydroxyzine HCl 25?

Do people test positive to hydroxyzine HCl 25?

What?: Do you mean a random drug test? If you only find it if you ask for the assay. It does not show up as an illegal substance in a routine screen. ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine have any permanent side effects?

Safe: It is safe because the medication has been out in the market for a long while. I didn't see any reports for permanent adverse effects or such. Its side effects, such as drowsiness and dizziness, will mostly disappear after discontinuation. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml syrup get you high?

Does hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml syrup get you high?

Might not: Hydroxyzine oral syrup might make you drowsy, agitated, dizzy and sometimes ataxic. You might refer to those symptoms as high but it should not make you high. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzine supposed to make you tired all day?

Is hydroxyzine supposed to make you tired all day?

No, but...: This med typically does make people somewhat drowsy, at least initially. Make sure the dose is titrated specifically for you and your needs. It is usually best to "start low, & go slow", allowing your system to adjust to the negative effect. If the tiredness persists, you will need a different medicine and/or approach. ...Read more