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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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How long will it take atarax (hydroxyzine) HCl 50mg 2 times a day taken for a month to leave my system?

Why?????: Why you want atarax (hydroxyzine) to leave your system is not part of a drug screen it is not classified drugs
in spite of that it depends how much you are taking and for how long and it depend on the health of your liver and kidney.
so 100mg a day for a month it might take two weeks give or take pending the status of your liver and kidney ...Read more

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Hey how long would it take atarax hydroxyzine to get out of my system because it gives a false positive for benzos?

Hey how long would it take atarax hydroxyzine to get out of my system because it gives a false positive for benzos?

It depends: But if it is a false positive just ask for confirmatory testing which will come back negative. Atarax (hydroxyzine) doesn't routinely cause false positives in my experience. ...Read more

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How long can we take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Hydroxyzine: For as long as the medication is prescribed for what it is supposed to treat. If you have concerns, you really should bring them up to the prescribing doctor, since they know what they are treating you for. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) help to last longer in sex?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) help to last longer in sex?

Not so much: If you're looking for a medication to slow your machinery down, don't self-medicate with something that can be a troublesome as "atarax" / hydroxyzine. Your physician might offer a very low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Especially, work with your partner on "edging" and on the "squeeze technique" -- you'll reprogram yourself and bring each other to new heights. Best wishes. ...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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I am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) 25g 3 times day how long takes to work on my rash itchines?

It depends: Atarax is a short acting anti-histamine or anti-itch medication. It also makes you drowsy. How long does your skin rashes last depending on what type of skin rashes that is and what specific treatment for that rashes. It would work well for hives although a longer acting anti-histamine like Allegra / Claritin (loratadine) / zyrtec is preferable. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, you should go see an allergist. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after drinking 4 beers to take atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety?

Oversedation?: I am not aware of any untoward reaction by combining hydroxyzine and alcohol. The average person after drinking 4 beers is not anxious and if you are still anxious I would seek an explanation for same. My best guess is that you have an alcohol use disorder but a thorough history and exam would be helpful.
The risk of combining atarax and alcohol is over sedation. ...Read more

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My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

Many Causes of Itch: Your itching can be caused by many things only some of which would be helped by Hydroxyzine. Dry skin Is a very common cause. Itching can also be caused by liver or thyroid problems. Allergies and eczema are another cause. You really need to see a physician to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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How long can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause a false positive pregnancy result? If I took 25 mg @10:30 pm Thursday night and got a positive Monday @3 pm, is that false?

It doesn't: Atarax (hydroxyzine) isn't known to affect pregnancy test results, besides it stays in the system for about 2 days maximum, so by the time you performed the test your system was free of it, repeat the test or check with your doctor ...Read more

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Does alliance's atarax (hydroxyzine) actually cause weight gain as one of the side effects? If so why? And after how long of using it?

Yes it causes wt gai: Yes atarax (hydroxyzine) can cause weight gain and it starts in first month and as follows
<1 month 27.7%
1-6 months 27.7%
6-12 months 9.09%
1-2 years0.00%
2-5 years 9.09%
5-10 years27.27%
>10 years 0.00. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects when you take antihistamines like atarax (hydroxyzine) for a longer period?

Is there any side effects when you take antihistamines like atarax (hydroxyzine) for a longer period?

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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Will I die from overdose if I take 1, 700 mg of atarax?

Remote: Since Atarax does have some cardiovascular effects, at 1700 mg it may remotely possibly cause problem for people with a cardiac rhythm issue. Far more common would be drowsiness, dry mouth, and even constipation. If you are contemplating suicide, I urge you to call the suicide hotline ASAP. ...Read more

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Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What is question?: If you are asking about taking Atarax (hydroxyzine) with Black Kohosh
Yes I see no reason why not
Black Kohosh is a herb used for many indicatins and have effect on the brain which is like serotonin and have some effect on estrogen
Ak your doctor if you can takle them together as we do not know why and how long you need to take Atarax (hydroxyzine) ...Read more

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How often csn I take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Call Physician: This is aprescription medicine and the prescribing physician should have given insgtructions on dosing. In general, this medicine should be dosed every 4-6hours. ...Read more

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What do I do if I overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What do I do if I overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Rest: You can't overdose with Atarax (hydroxyzine) which is a very safe medicine for allergy. You may feel drowsiness, just rest and take a snap. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

10-50 mg.: Atrax is usually used in 10 or 25 mg pills. Depending on how tired you get and what dose you need to suppress itching Atarax (hydroxyzine) can used from 10 mg up to 150 mg per day if necessary. It will make most people sleepy and is used at night. ...Read more

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What is the medication atarax (hydroxyzine) typically used for?

Itching: It is used for itching and for hives. It is used more at night because it makes you sleepy. ...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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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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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) effective for sleep?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) effective for sleep?

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

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What are the risk/benefits for atarax vs xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety?

What are the risk/benefits for atarax vs xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety?

Benzos: Atarax is an antihistamine, not my first choice for anxiety, it will make you tired though. Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is effective for a panic attack, but long term use can lead to dependence/tolerance and possible abuse, while not effectively treating the underlying anxiety disorder. SSRIs like paxil (paroxetine) and zoloft are much better for long term treatment of anxiety, as well as psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Whata the precursers to taking atarax, ativan, and ambien (zolpidem) togrther?

Whata the precursers to taking atarax, ativan, and ambien (zolpidem) togrther?

Precursers: Please do not take any medications that have been taken together unless prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor for further advice!

Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) for hives? How sedating is it?

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

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Will 75mg of atarax kill you?

Will 75mg of atarax kill you?

Depends: Atarax or Hydroxyzine is first generation antihistamine and is used to treat allergies, anxiety, nausea etc. Dose prescribed for these conditions is variable. Don't have enough information to determine why this dose is being used. Follow the instructions on the prescription bottle and don't exceed the dose advised by your physician. ...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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Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Yes, of course: You can overdose on anything. The big question is 'what will happen? ' Atarax (hydroxyzine) overdose will cause severe drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) a good one to overdose on?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) a good one to overdose on?

Over doses are never: Good. Antihistamine over doses are rarely lethal. Am concerned by the manner that you asked this question. If you are considering an overdose to kill or harm yourself - please seek help at your nearest emergency room or call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). ...Read more

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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) and benydrl together?

No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Atarax are both first generation Antihistamines and both should not be taken together. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Sedation: The most common side effect of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is sedation. If you are doing something such as driving or working with machinery where sedation could put you at risk it would be wise to be cautious and either avoid the behavior or the atarax (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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I have 84 10mg tablets of atarax, (hydroxyzine) is that enough to cause death?

Call suicide hotline: It is very difficult to kill oneself with atarax (hydroxyzine) but not impossible at this dose. Your question prompts me to urge you to contact the suicide hotline immediately. You need help now. ...Read more

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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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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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Atarax (Definition)

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