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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

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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, dont 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

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more