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Hydroxyzine 10mg 5ml Syrup
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sleep: Fifty milligrams of Hydroxyzine will make you really sleepy, but nothing else. ...Read more
Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yes, but: Be cautious with dayquil severe cold & flu, as it contains an antihistaminic too ...Read more
We accidentally doubled our 2 year old's dose of hydroxyzine 10 mg/5ml. Gave him 5 ml instead of 2.5 ml 3 times a day for 4 days. Will this hurt him?
No: But it will likely calm him down a little. ...Read more