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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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My 6 month boy (formulafed) doesn't sleep during day, wakes up at slightest sound. He sleeps for 7-8hrs at night. Total<10hrs/day. Can I give him Atarax (hydroxyzine)?

My 6 month boy (formulafed) doesn't sleep during day, wakes up at slightest sound. He sleeps for 7-8hrs at night. Total<10hrs/day. Can I give him Atarax (hydroxyzine)?

No: Consider providing him a quieter and darker room during the day if possible. I strongly advise using a medication to induce sleeping on a regular basis especially on an infant this young. Pills do not provide good quality sleep. If he appears to be healthy otherwise, don't intervene for your own convenience. ...Read more

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My Nephew Started Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30Mg. He is having anxiety. He was giving atarax 25 mg for it. Can he take both together. He is 10 yr old. 128lbs. 4'11 tall?

My Nephew Started Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 30Mg. He is having anxiety. He was giving atarax 25 mg for it. Can he take both together. He is 10 yr old. 128lbs. 4'11 tall?

Side effects: Anxiety is a common side effect of all of the stimulant class for ADHD. There are several alternatives. Is the atarax (hydroxyzine) to induce "sleepiness" in hopes of reducing anxiety? Trying a different stimulant is an option. Non stimulant drugs are another option. Yes, the two drugs you mention may be taken together. Don't forget to maximize behavior modification strategies also! ...Read more

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Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they don't react with each other.

Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they don't react with each other.

MixingMedsDangers: You should always consult with your physician before mixing medications. Ambroxol is not available in the US so I can't comment on how it interacts with Hydroxyzine but as I said above - always talk with your physician or even the pharmacist before using multiple medications especially in children! ...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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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 are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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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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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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for asthma?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for asthma?

Allergies: Atarax (hydroxyzine) in an antihistamine and blocks the release of histamine. It may help to prevent the triggers that cause your asthma but it does not treat your asthma. Do not depend on it for that purpose. ...Read more

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What's gonna happen if I took 350mg of atarax, (hydroxyzine) 4 pentalgines, 7 diuretics and some coffiene?

What's gonna happen if I took 350mg of atarax, (hydroxyzine) 4 pentalgines, 7 diuretics and some coffiene?

Dangerous!: That dose of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is dangerous, could be fatal. Don't know what pentalgines are, but never good to mix meds. Are you trying to hurt yourself? You need help right away! Go to a hospital or clinic now to get help. ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety attacks?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety attacks?

Can help: 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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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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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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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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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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Atarax (Definition)

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