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What is the usual dosage for hydroxyzine for anxiety? Does it need to be taken regularly, or as needed?

What is the usual dosage for hydroxyzine for anxiety? Does it need to be taken regularly, or as needed?

Hydroxyzine dosage: For anxiety: usually it is 50 mg as needed, but this is a prescription medication, your prescriber would specify the dose and duration of treatment, mind you it can be sedating, so don't drive or operate machinery if you are on it, call your doctor for clarification, good luck ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Due to work overload my Dr. Has recommended that I take 20 mg tablets of Hydroxyzine as needed for anxiety. Is this considered a high dosage BID?

Due to work overload my Dr. Has recommended that I take 20 mg tablets of Hydroxyzine as needed for anxiety. Is this considered a high dosage BID?

Not at all: In fact this is a rather low dose, but sometimes it is better to start of with low doses and titrate up to make sure you tolerate the medication. Remember this medication can be sedating. ...Read more

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What Is The General Dosage For Hydroxyzine HCL 50 MG For Anxiety.

What Is The General Dosage For Hydroxyzine HCL 50 MG For Anxiety.

Personal: This drug is prescribed to a patient in person with a customized dose for a specific indication and shouldn't be shared, instructions are written on the box ...Read more

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What Is The Dosage For Hydroxyzine Hcl 50 MG for Anxiety. My Prescription Bottle Saids As Needed.?

What Is The Dosage For Hydroxyzine Hcl 50 MG for Anxiety. My Prescription Bottle Saids As Needed.?

Hard to say: Some people may need just 10 mg, others 100 mg up to 2x daily. Do note that cardiovascular warning has been issued by the FDA related to hydroxyzine and thus it is not something you should take without monitoring. For many people even 100 mg won't do much for the anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone and hydroxyzine HCl together medically? What would be effective dosages for treating severe pain and anxiety? Thanks.

Is it safe to take hydrocodone and hydroxyzine HCl together medically? What would be effective dosages for treating severe pain and anxiety? Thanks.

Pain and Anxiety: Why are you taking these medications? What is the nature of your pain? We some times use Hydrocodone and hydroxy zone to make the Hydrocodone more effective. The dose of Hydrocodone depends on your size and severity of your pain. This is best left to the prescribing doctor who knows the nature of your pain. Hydroxyzine is not really a good drug for anxiety because of its sedation side effect ...Read more

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I usually take 150 mg of hydroxyzine a night for sleep and anxiety I just took a double dose do you think I'm going to be fine?

I usually take 150 mg of hydroxyzine a night for sleep and anxiety I just took a double dose do you think I'm going to be fine?

Yes you will, but: With possibly more side effects of the drug, skip the following day and night doses. You need re-evaluation, you already are exceeding the the maximum amount per dose, and you did double it. Most probably you developed tolerance to hydroxyzine and you will need another medication for your insomnia and anxiety, kindly see your doctor / psychiatrist, good luck ...Read more

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Just upped Lexapro (escitalopram) dose to 10mg, and started Hydroxyzine 50mg 3x a day for anxiety/sleep. Can these together cause heart problems? I'm worried with QT

Just upped Lexapro (escitalopram) dose to 10mg, and started Hydroxyzine 50mg 3x a day for anxiety/sleep. Can these together cause heart problems? I'm worried with QT

Maybe: Maybe they do but QT syndrome is very rare and present most frequently on older people. But all medications have side effects. And even like water and oxygen could be toxic in excessive amount. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine really help with anxiety?

Can hydroxyzine really help with anxiety?

Yes, very much so: Hydroxyzine can be very helpful for anxiety but it does take a while to get used to the sedative effect. That can take anywhere from a week or two but in the long haul it is very much worth it especially if you're dealing with generalized anxiety. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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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Is hydroxyzine OK to take on a long term basis for anxiety?

Yes, but: Tolerance may develop, meaning that you would have to increase the dose to get the same desired effect, keep the follow up with your doctor/psychiatrist though, you will be fine, best wishes ...Read more

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What are some medications like hydroxyzine for anxiety that aren't addicting?

What are some medications like hydroxyzine for anxiety that aren't addicting?

SSRIs: Many of the medications that we think of as antidepressants also work to treat anxiety. The major class is Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, SSRIs, like prozac, citalopram, paxil (paroxetine). Tricyclic antidepressants may help. In some cases medications like gabapentin or seroquel may be used. All of these take time to work. Hydroxyzine is an unusual one that may work quickly and is not addicting ...Read more

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I stopped taking Hydroxyzine 25mg about 2 weeks ago for anxiety. I've noticed at night I itch really bad. How long will this last? Is it normal?

I stopped taking Hydroxyzine 25mg about 2 weeks ago for anxiety. I've noticed at night I itch really bad. How long will this last? Is it normal?

Unknown: It is likely that your itching had been controlled with hydroxyzine and new unmasked without it. It is not normal. Check with your doctor about this but in the meanwhile, apply a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing and hope this helps. Go back to hydroxyzine 25 mg at bedtime if necessary. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzine effective for anxiety?

Is hydroxyzine effective for anxiety?

Possibly: Hydroxyzine is modestly helpful for anxiety. However one of the ssri meds (liek zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro) has more longterm benefit and safety. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would hydroxyzine help anxiety?

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

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Could I consider hydroxyzine as a treatment for anxiety as apposed to ssri?

Does help anxiety: But also can cause drowsiness. It is best to discuss with your doctor who knows you and can make the best treatment decisions. ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety attacks?

Can help: 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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Can you tell me is hydroxyzine (visteril) really helpful in treating anxiety?

Can you tell me is hydroxyzine (visteril) really helpful in treating anxiety?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Yes, vistaril (hydroxyzine) can be helpful in some types of anxiety. Along with non-antidepressants Buspirone and benzodiazepines, for instance, it has fda approval for treating generalized anxiety disorder. Http://tinyurl. Com/orqeb6x it has the added advantage of being non-habit-forming. Multiple antidepressants have this designation also. ...Read more

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How many MG of hydroxyzine can I take in one day? I have severe anxiety. How often can I take it?

Hydroxyzine: Max daily dose is 50 mg 3x/day= 150mg- which can be sedating.
This medication is not an approved therapy for anxiety. ...Read more

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How long does it take before you start to feel effects of hydroxyzine pampered 25mg capsules for social anxiety?

How long does it take before you start to feel effects of hydroxyzine pampered 25mg capsules for social anxiety?

15 to 30 minutes: It takes about 15 to 30 minutes to notice the effects of one dose of hydroxyzine. It has been my experience that this is an excellent medication for anxiety and is non-addicting. Hands-over-heart breathing can also be very helpful. Http://www. Creativebalance. Com/hanovhearbre. Html. The following site may also be helpful: http://m.Helpguide. Org/articles/anxiety/social-anxiety-social-phobia. ...Read more

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1.Can hydroxyzine be prescribed for anxiety? 2.Does it have at least half the strenght of a benzo? 3.Is it safe for long term use?

1.Can hydroxyzine be prescribed for anxiety? 2.Does it have at least half the strenght of a benzo? 3.Is it safe for long term use?

See below: 1. Yes, it can be prescribed for anxiety, particularly the pamoate form of it.
2. It is not really possible to compare it strength-wise to benzos, as they are completely different drug classes. It is a good idea to try Hydroxyzine first, as it is not addicting like benzos are, and actually works well for a lot of people.
3. As I said above, it is not addicting, so generally safe for long-term use. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use ddaily hydroxyzine (vistaril) for anxiety?

Is it ok to use ddaily hydroxyzine (vistaril) for anxiety?

Possibly.: I prefer other anti-anxiety meds for my patients, but it could be fine. .. If it's been rx'd by a md expert in mental health; if it is being taken exactly as directed; if it doesn't make you too drowsy or less effective in your activities; if it proves useful; if you are seeking additional ways to prevent and manage excessive stress. Work this through with your mental health specialist. ...Read more

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I want opinions on the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) for anxiety?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) can be: Effective in the treatment of anxiety, just be aware that it can be sedating. Take care. ...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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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 atarax (hydroxyzine) work for all types of anxiety?

No: Atarax (hydroxyzine) won't help all kinds of anxiety, like obsessive compulsive disorder or phobias. It's best to speak with your physician, who can determine the kind of anxiety you have and the best treatments. Hope this helps. ...Read more