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Doctor insights on: Hydroxyzine 10mg 5ml Syrup

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My son is 4 years old and he has been taking hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml syrup for a few years. Is there harm in taking it for this long?

My son is 4 years old and he has been taking hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml syrup for a few years. Is there harm in taking it for this long?

None known: Hydroxyzine has been in use for more than 60 years. It has an excellent profile for safety in long-term use. It can cause sedation and prolonged reaction time but these side-effects resolve once you stop the medication. For the itching of chronic eczema a little sedation is considered an added benefit. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml syrup get you high?

Does hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml syrup get you high?

Might not: Hydroxyzine oral syrup might make you drowsy, agitated, dizzy and sometimes ataxic. You might refer to those symptoms as high but it should not make you high. ...Read more

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I accidentally gave my 8 week old a half teaspoon of hydroxyzine syrup....will this hurt him?

I accidentally gave my 8 week old a half teaspoon of hydroxyzine syrup....will this hurt him?

Unlikely: Just observe him, it would take up to two days to get out of his system completely, its active metabolite is cetirizine, a rather safer antihistamine, although not recommended routinely for his age. If in doubt/concerned call the poison control center in your state for reassurance, go to your doctor /ER if any worrisome symptoms, wish you both wellness ...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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I accidentally doubled my 2 y/o dose of hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml. Gave him 5ml instead of 2.5. Will he be ok?

I accidentally doubled my 2 y/o dose of hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml. Gave him 5ml instead of 2.5. Will he be ok?

He'll be fine: A one time dose at that level is not anything to be worried about. You wouldn't want to do it every day, but this is a very safe medicine, and other than he may be a bit drowsy tonight, it isn't going to be a problem. Have a good evening and don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is taking hydroxyzine 10mg every day for anxiety bad?

Is taking hydroxyzine 10mg every day for anxiety bad?

Usually fine: Hydroxyzine can be used off label for anxiety. In low dose generally safe and non addicting. ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine used for?

What is hydroxyzine used for?

Hydroxyzine: Is an old drug, mainly an antihistamine, used to treat itching and urticaria, for its sedative effects, used to treat insomnia and used in sedation, also some use to treat simple anxiety, it is only prescription ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

Usually itching: It is a first generation antihistamine so sedation is common, but it works well for allergy symptoms, itching, and hives. ...Read more

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What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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I am now afraid to take hydroxyzine?

I am now afraid to take hydroxyzine?

Why?: It is a relatively safe drug with the major side effect being drowsiness. So why are you afraid to take it if indicated., . ...Read more

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Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Post nasal drip: If the cough is from post nasal drip, it will respond to an antihistamine such as hydroxyzine, if the cough is from something else, it will not respond to it. See your doctor to determine where the cough is coming from. ...Read more

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Advantage of hydroxyzine tablet or capsule?

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

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Please describe the medication: hydroxyzine?

Please describe the medication: hydroxyzine?

Old antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a first generation antihistamine that is marketed as vistaril (hydroxyzine) and atarax. It is used for itchy rashes, sedative effects and sometimes during anesthesia. ...Read more

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How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

Watch for sedation: Hydroxyzine can be very sedating. Low dose is 10mg and max if tolerated is 50-100mg. ...Read more

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Is it better to take hydroxyzine with or without food?

Is it better to take hydroxyzine with or without food?

Hydroxyzine: Take it with food to prevent adverse side effects such as dry mouth, tremor, drowsiness or convulsions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: 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 an anti anxiety medicine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get high off 1 hydroxyzine that's 50mg?

Sleep: Fifty milligrams of Hydroxyzine will make you really sleepy, but nothing else. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hydroxyzine to work after you take it?

Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the effects of hydroxyzine to wear off?

HYDROXYZINE: In healthy individual (i mean no liver, kidney or other metabolic diseases):

onset of action- 15 to 30 minutes after intake; duration of action 4-6 hours- when you take recommended dose.

If you are taking other medicines e.g. Barbiturates, central nervous system depressant medications, etc. The effect may be longer. ...Read more

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Please Clarify: Can you please re-ask this question and include why a 20 year old male would be taking such a large dose of this medication. ...Read more

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How long does the effects of hydroxyzine 25mg last before next dosage is due?

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

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage? - I have been taking 75mg before and it is not having any effect.

Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage? - I have been taking 75mg before and it is not having any effect.

Please Clarify: Please share with us the diagnosis or problem that you are taking Hydroxyzine for. It is highly unusual for someone to be on this for any long term treatment. We cannot give you an answer for this addictive medication without knowing your diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took hydroxyzine instead of hydralazine?

Hydralazine: Skipping blood pressure medication can result in headache & other symptoms of elevated pressure. Hydroxyzine or Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine) are antihistamines & temporarily cause sedation. ...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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What are the uses of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): It is used as a mild antihistamine, as a tranquilizer that is non-addicting, to help old patients rest. It is combined with pain shots to reduce the incidence of nausea and lower anxiet related to pain. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine) like?

Older antihistamine: Vistaril, (hydroxyzine) Hydroxyzine is an older antihistamine usually used to treat itching. It can be used as a mild hypnotic (sleeing aide) or mild anti-anxiety med (tranquilizer). Major side effect is sedation (sleepiness). ...Read more

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Can you take dayquil and hydroxyzine HCl 10mg together?

Yes, but: Be cautious with dayquil severe cold & flu, as it contains an antihistaminic too ...Read more

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I have 84 10mg tablets of atarax, (hydroxyzine) is that enough to cause death?

Call suicide hotline: It is very difficult to kill oneself with atarax (hydroxyzine) but not impossible at this dose. Your question prompts me to urge you to contact the suicide hotline immediately. You need help now. ...Read more