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How Often Can You Take Atarax 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
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
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
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
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!?
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
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
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
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
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
I have a rash that's been over year it itches when I take a hot shower and when people make contact with me and sometimes it swells. What could it be?
Yes: But not at the same time, separate the doses ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
How long will it take atarax (hydroxyzine) HCl 50mg 2 times a day taken for a month to leave my system?
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
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
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
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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