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Is it safe to use 10mg hydroxyzine daily during pregnancy? If it is, how many times is ok: 2 - 4 times?

Is it safe to use 10mg hydroxyzine daily during pregnancy? If it is, how many times is ok: 2 - 4 times?

Class C: It has a pregnancy class c warning which means it is shown to be unsafe in animal testing but has not been tested in humans. If you can avoid, Claritin (loratadine) and Cetirizine are class b in pregnancy. Speak with your ob/gyn to see if the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How long can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause a false positive pregnancy result? If I took 25 mg @10:30 pm Thursday night and got a positive Monday @3 pm, is that false?

It doesn't: Atarax (hydroxyzine) isn't known to affect pregnancy test results, besides it stays in the system for about 2 days maximum, so by the time you performed the test your system was free of it, repeat the test or check with your doctor ...Read more

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Daily usage of rantax & atarax (hydroxyzine) tablets cause any problems to pregnency?

Daily usage of rantax & atarax (hydroxyzine) tablets cause any problems to pregnency?

Quite Concerning: 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

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What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

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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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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What would happen if I took hydroxyzine instead of hydralazine?

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?

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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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Even though it is an effective sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, and tranquilizer, it shares almost none of the abuse, dependence, addiction, and toxicity potential of other drugs used for the same range of therapeutic reasons. ...Read more

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Will hydroxyzine cause weight gain?

Will hydroxyzine cause weight gain?

Yes: The older type of antihistamines do tend to lead to weight gain. In fact, periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) was often used to induce weight gain at one time. Since Hydroxyzine is an older antihistamine, the answer is yes for some people. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Vistaril helps restless and anxiety through it's antihistamine activity, much like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is not addictive, but if you are taking it several times daily you could find yourself having some withdrawal symptoms like runny nose. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would hydroxyzine help anxiety?

Hi docs, would hydroxyzine help anxiety?

Hydroxyzine: (vistaril, atarax) is sometimes used as a treatment for mild anxiety. ...Read more

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Is sertraline and hydroxyzine safe together?

Is sertraline and hydroxyzine safe together?

Yes: We use this combination routinely and on daily basis in our anxiety clinic, Hydroxyzine, if it works for you is a very helpful and benign medication. ...Read more

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Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Possibly: 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

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Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) still help my anxiety?

Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) still help my anxiety?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Is not a drug of choice for anxiety and I am not sure what you mean by "still". Can you clarify? ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg. Uses and side effects?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg. Uses and side effects?

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

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Do hydroxyzine have any effect on a fatty liver?

Do hydroxyzine have any effect on a fatty liver?

No: This is not a known side effect although the older antihistamines may increase appetite leading to weight gain. You will have to get very obese to end up with a fatty liver in this manner. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

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

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Is 150mg of atarax (hydroxyzine) life threatening?

No: But the tolerance varies among people. Some people will get knocked out with 10 mg, others 150 mg. If you are contemplating suicide, call the suicide hotline now. For all intent and purpose, it is unwise to take medication above the recommendation without consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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Hydroxyzine HCl to help me sleep, could this work?

Hydroxyzine HCl to help me sleep, could this work?

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

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Can I take nyquil when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) & Nyquil: Can't see reason to combine both. If you have to, take Atarax (hydroxyzine) in daytime & nyquil at bedtime. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

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

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Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

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

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Does hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg stop exzema from itching?

Does hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg stop exzema from itching?

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

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What are the side effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

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

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Is Vistaril (hydroxyzine) a good Medicine for Anxiety.

Is Vistaril (hydroxyzine) a good Medicine for Anxiety.

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

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Does anyone get nightmares from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Does anyone get nightmares from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is antihistamine for anxiety & congestion. Nightmares were reported but uncommon & depend on dosage. ...Read more