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Hydroxyzine And Pregnancy
Is it safe to use 10mg hydroxyzine daily during pregnancy? If it is, how many times is ok: 2 - 4 times?
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Zantac (ranitidine) is category b and so likely ok during pregnancy. Atarax (vistaril/hydroxyzine) is actually category x during first trimester and c during later pregnancy. Not sure why you need to use both of these meds. Recommend consulting doc for eval for need of use etc.
Likely all medication, use smallest effective dose for shortest period of time possible.
Consult doc. Good luck. ...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
Atarax (hydroxyzine) can cause nausea and vomiting in some, which will of course affect calorie intake. In more unusual cases, it can affect your appetite directly. SO weight changes are a possibility.
Your history of gastritis suggests many other possibilities as well. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor for further evaluation of these other possibilities. ...Read more
Itching, anxiety: Atarax (hydroxyzine, also sold as vistiril) is a sedating antihistamine. In addition to relieving anxiety, it can also help allergic itching, nausea, & motion sickness. It is non-addictive but can cause drowsiness & other (mostly minor) side-effects. See: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000796/. ...Read more
Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more
See your physician: Hydoxyzine, prescribed as 2 medications. (hcl, atarax) and pamoate, vistaril) is a prescription medication. It is very sedating and will help with sleep. However, it is used mainly as an antihistamine and anti-itch. You should see your physician, to find out why you have difficulty sleeping. If there are no other medical issues, there are medications that would be more specific for insomnia. ...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
It can, but...: Medicines like Hydroxyzine and Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help with itching associated with eczema. However, the best way to get relief is to treat the eczema itself using topical medicines, ranging from over the counter euceryn to prescription drugs. Hopefully your doc can help, and they aren't, see a dermatologist if you can. ...Read more
Vistaril (hydroxyzine) side effect:
Common side effects may include: dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, or
headache. Serious side effects (stop med and call doc) include: restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck; tremor (uncontrolled shaking); confusion; or seizure (convulsions). ...Read more
Sometimes: Hydroxyzine is not necessarily the drug of choice but may be applicable in certain situations. It is not likely to cause dependence. ...Read more