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Been prescribed citalopram(depression), hydroxyzine(insomnia ) is 20mg citalopram + 75mg hydroxzine safe? Doctor said it should be okay. Thanks.
It's safe, but...: ..To me it depends how it's prescribed. I would want you to start the Hydroxyzine at a lower dose, like 25mg and first see if that dose will help you sleep. If it doesn't, then increase in steps to 50, and then to 75, if necessary. With citalopram, i would want you to start with 10mg for at least 4 to 5 days, if not more, to make sure you tolerate it before increasing to 20 mg. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take to feel sleepy after taking 50mg of hydroxyzine. Prescribed for insomnia/stress.
Uncertain: I am not aware of any study on this phenomenon. However if you have been taking hydroxyzine to induce sleeping, your insomnia will likely return without it. Whether your insomnia would become more severe or not is unknown. If insomnia is a problem , you need to consult your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more
I've taken 100mg hydroxyzine to help my insomnia - it's not working. What other sleep aids could help?
Having panic attack from worrisome things going on,what to do?Took 50mg Hydroxyzine 20min ago, nothing. Havin insomnia lately. Get new med from psych?
Add Psychotherapy : to your treatment plan & learn relaxation techniques to control your panic attacks. In addition, talk to the psychologist about the worrisome things that are going on in your life. If you get a handle on these issues you may not need the medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer insomnia when I'm on a business trip. I sometimes take xanax for anxiety (0.5g 2x/day). Is it ok to take hydroxyzine 25mg together too?
Yes, but would also: look into non=pharmacological management of both anxiety and insomnia. Travel may be difficult, particularly if it covers many time zones, but there are behavioral ways to treat jet lag. Antihistamines are generally safe for both occasiona insomnia or anxiety, but taken long-term they interfere with normal sleep rhythms, including REM sleep. Relaxation techniques such as guided imagery may help. ...Read more