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How often can you take atarax (hydroxyzine) to help with itching?

How often can you take atarax (hydroxyzine) to help with itching?

Every 4 -6 hours: The usual dose of Atarax is 25 mg every 6 hours. You can increase to 50mg, and take as often as every 4 hours, but the side effects of drowsiness and dry mouth are more severe at higher doses. The generic name of Atarax is hydroxyzine, which is also available as vistaril. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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 you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & atarax together for itching, when taking percocet?

Can you take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & atarax together for itching, when taking percocet?

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

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If I'm taking prednisone and atarax for an allergic reaction in the form of a rash can I take NyQuil to help me sleep. The itching is so bad?

If I'm taking prednisone and atarax for an allergic reaction in the form of a rash can I take NyQuil to help me sleep. The itching is so bad?

Nyquil: Nyquil is a cough medication that has several ingredients including an antihistamine. While I doubt that you'd have a serious interaction with the atarax, you wouldn't want the stimulant effect of the pse in Nyquil. Are you taking the full strength dose of atarax (50mgs)? If not try taking the 50 mgs at bedtime which may give you sedation for sleep as well as antiitch effect. Discuss with your MD. ...Read more

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Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause itching on feet and palms after stopping the medication?

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause itching on feet and palms after stopping the medication?

Atarax (hydroxyzine): Atarax (hydroxyzine) does not cause itching rather, stopping the drug causes the suppressed itch to come out once again. ...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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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!?

Pruritus: Moisturizer your skin regularly, especially after showring, don't use very hot water. Eliminate all otc supplements, if the problem persists see an allergist. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

30 weeks pregnant. Miserable itching rash that has spread all over body and face. Has tried benadryl, (diphenhydramine) atarax and multiple creams unsuccessfully?

PUPPP: You may have puppp - pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, a benign but itchy problem that resolves at delivery. But there are many causes of itchy rashes. If miserable see your primary care provider, midwife, OB or dermatologist. A picture is worth a 1000 words. They may know it & what is best to do when they see it. ...Read more

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Suffering from allergy (indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling (lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon. Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Suffering from allergy (indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling (lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon. Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Seek out allergist: With all of your symptoms, you need a specialist. An allergist is a doctor specializing in your condition. Please make an appointment today and feel better! ...Read more

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

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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How often csn I take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

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 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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Whenever I take my bath in the morning, my body itches me. What is d cause and solution?

Whenever I take my bath in the morning, my body itches me. What is d cause and solution?

It could be: Sensitivity of your skin to the water, soap shampoo and its chemicals. Hopefully this article will give u useful tips. Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/525302-reasons-for-itchy-skin-after-a-shower/. ...Read more

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My nose itches when I take vicodin?

My nose itches when I take vicodin?

Histamine Release: What you are experiencing is not uncommon with opioids such as hydrocodone in vicodin, lortab and norco, codeine, morphine and similar meds. Certain patients do better with different drugs. A mild antihistamine like Phenergan (promethazine) can sometimes help with the itching and/or nausea which occur with opioids. ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...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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How many atarax (hydroxyzine) pills is it safe to take to calm me?

How many atarax (hydroxyzine) pills is it safe to take to calm me?

Multiple factors: Maximum dosage for any medication depends on multiple factors including age, kidney & liver function and any other health issues. Atarax, (hydroxyzine) the brand name, is no longer available. Hydoxyzine, the generic, is an antihistamine. And can be useful for short periodsl but is not considered very safe for longer periods. For an otherwise healthy person, the maximum dose is 100mg. ...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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I take enbrel (etanercept) shots and a couple hours after I inject the shot I get a huge knot at the injection point and it itches for days is this normal?

Yes: Injection site reactions are one of enbrel's most common side effects. These are uncomfortable, but not serious in general. These may not occur after every injection. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because the flour and get near to the cats give me this itches. I can't take it anymore and I can't stop scratching, could this be an allergic reaction?

I'm concerned because the flour and get near to the cats give me this itches. I can't take it anymore and I can't stop scratching, could this be an allergic reaction?

Allergy Testing: Exposure to flowers and cats can very well be secondary to allergies. You could find this out by evaluation by an allergist. ...Read more

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My body itches uncontrollably and it will not stop unless I take allergy medication. I cannot live like this. It happens all the time. I watched what I eat and still nothing. The situation remains the same. Please assist?

My body itches uncontrollably and it will not stop unless I take allergy medication. I cannot live like this. It happens all the time. I watched what I eat and still nothing. The situation remains the same. Please assist?

Antihypertensives: Are you on any hypertensive or anti-cholesterol medications as these may be triggering off repeated allergic reactions. You may need to change these medications. ...Read more

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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Yes: No interaction aside from the potential additive drowsiness effect from both medications. ...Read more

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My friend takes shower everyday but in the morning if he dosent he complains his penis itches?

? foreskin discomfor: An uncurcumcised foreskin could be responsible for am itching, especially if tight. Itching can also be due to unprotected sex in the evening provided he showers in the am. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Atarax (Definition)

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


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Itch (Definition)

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