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They prescribed me hydroxyzine. I didn't take it when they and did you experience any side effects?
Drowsiness...: ...Is the most common side effect with hydroxyzine, so don't take it before driving, or doing anything else that you need to be really alert for. ...Read more
I've been itchy for ATLEAST a month now, its mainly behind and between my thighs. Dr. prescribed hydroxyzine doesn't work. Please help idk what to do.
Yes: Both are quite sedating, but Doxepin is the only one in my experience that causes weight gain, especially at doses 50 mg and above. If you start packing on weight, ask your doctor to try something else. Expect dry mouth, blurred vision, and possibly constipation, all of which can be treated with low dose bethanecol if necessary. ...Read more
Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more
Is hydroxyzine safe to take daily? I use it for occasional panic attacks, but have been taking it daily for the last 3 weeks, due to stress.
Am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety even though it was not prescribed for that. Is this dangerous?
No.: It is not the most effective medication for anxiety, but it is among the safest, with very few side effects. You should, however, try to take it on an as-needed basis, rather than routinely, and keep the dose low, preferably 75mg per day at most. Above all, you should see a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist, to discuss ways of preventing the need for hydroxyzine. ...Read more
Hydroxyzine made me feel lightheaded every time I stood up or took a deep breath the day after, long after it should have been out of my system, why?
Long acting: The antihistaminic effect of Hydroxyzine lasts for at least 72 hours. However it is unusual but not impossible for the sedating effect to last more than 24 hours. ...Read more
72 hrs: A single dose of Hydroxyzine can suppress the allergy skin test reaction for about 72 hours (some may claim a whole week) although the peak suppressive effect would be within the first day or so. ...Read more
Hydroxyzine effect: The 10 mg dose of hydroxyzine is low. The drowsy effect will be mild and wear off in 3-6 hours. ...Read more
Can be long: Hydroxyzine is not supposed to be a sleep aide and when used for such is prescribed off label due to sedating side effects. It can last a long time and does not allow you to go through your natural sleep cycles so even though you sleep you feel tired and hung over. The new sleeping pills do not have this effect and are shortacting and some are generics and inexpensive. ...Read more
I am taking Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and hydroxyzine can I take oxycodone- acetaminophen if I haven't taken hydroxyzine in 24 hours? Any interactions??
Can hydroxyzine help with the head pressure symptom of a panic attack? I'm also taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg. Is this a good combination?
It can!: Hydroxyzine has a sedative effect, generally a very strong one depending on the dose. That is, the more Hydroxyzine the greater the sedation. Combining medications is always a process that deserves attention because you want to avoid interactions. In this case there is no concern with zoloft (sertraline) and hydroxyzine. However, you want to be careful with metoprolol and zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
Are you considering: An overdose? You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. Please have a friend or relative transport you to the nearest er or call 911 for urgent care if you have imminent urge to kill yourself. ...Read more
Are you alright?:
I am concerned about you. Why are you asking this question? Hydroxyzine does cause Drowsiness. t also helps Itching and allergic skin rash. Are you taking it for any of above reason? If you are depressed and having Suicidal thought please get help from family, your doctor, . Reach out to a friend.
Or do you have a loved one overdosing Hydroxyzine? Wish you the best of health ...Read more
Good question: Supposedly, capsule is better to comfort your stomach since tablet has some irritating property to your gi. But in real world I didn't see much of the difference. Tablet can be cut in halves to lower the dose. ...Read more