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Dr. Al Hegab
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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril. These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril is also used as an anti anxiety medicine.


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My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

Many Causes of Itch: Your itching can be caused by many things only some of which would be helped by Hydroxyzine. Dry skin Is a very common cause. Itching can also be caused by liver or thyroid problems. Allergies and eczema are another cause. You really need to see a physician to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
174 doctors shared insights

Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril. These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril is also used as an anti anxiety medicine.


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Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they dont react with each other.

Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they dont 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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My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

Many Causes of Itch: Your itching can be caused by many things only some of which would be helped by Hydroxyzine. Dry skin Is a very common cause. Itching can also be caused by liver or thyroid problems. Allergies and eczema are another cause. You really need to see a physician to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydroxyzine hydrochloride for anxiety disorder - any success stories?

Can you tell me about hydroxyzine hydrochloride for anxiety disorder - any success stories?

Hydroxyzine for anx: Hydroxyzine (brand name vistaril) is an anti-histamine. Most Pts know abt anti-histamines in treatment of allergies, for instance. However, they are often prescribed to treat anxiety, as well, due to a calming effect. If anxiety also causes you to have difficulty with sleep, an added benefit may be that the med is sedating. It is non habit forming. Talk with your doc about the right anxiety tx 4 u ...Read more

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Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they dont 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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Am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety even though it was not prescribed for that. Is this dangerous?

Am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety even though it was not prescribed for that. Is this dangerous?

No.: It is not the most effective medication for anxiety, but it is among the safest, with very few side effects. You should, however, try to take it on an as-needed basis, rather than routinely, and keep the dose low, preferably 75mg per day at most. Above all, you should see a doctor, preferably a psychiatrist, to discuss ways of preventing the need for hydroxyzine. ...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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Hey how long would it take atarax hydroxyzine to get out of my system because it gives a false positive for benzos?

It depends: But if it is a false positive just ask for confirmatory testing which will come back negative. Atarax doesn't routinely cause false positives in my experience. ...Read more

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Vistaril (Definition)

Vistaril is Hydroxyzine (aka atarax) a first generation antihistamine that is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is still used on occasion to treat itchy skin rashes. It may also be used ...Read more


Dr. Debra Breneman
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Hydroxyzine (Definition)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril. These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril is also used as ...Read more