Top
20
Doctor insights on: Hydroxyzine Insomnia

Share
1

1
Been prescribed citalopram(depression), hydroxyzine(insomnia ) is 20mg citalopram + 75mg hydroxzine safe? Doctor said it should be okay. Thanks.

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 more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Joseph Boland
52 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


3

3
Will hydroxyzine use cause rebound insomnia when it is stopped?

Will hydroxyzine use cause rebound insomnia when it is stopped?

Hydroxyzine concern: I understand your concern. Rebound insomnia from Hydroxyzine is not documented with clinical research. For Difficulty breathing, please see Physician. Let Wise Man within you reflect: • Stresses causing Anxiety leading to Insomnia • Dependence on it for how long • Reasons to stop now • Discuss with Psychiatrist: • Therapy for stresses in life • Decrease dose weekly • Breathing Relaxation ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I've taken 100mg hydroxyzine to help my insomnia - it's not working. What other sleep aids could help?

I've taken 100mg hydroxyzine to help my insomnia - it's not working. What other sleep aids could help?

Treat the anxiety: Your anxiety is likely the cause for your insomnia (as would depression). Consider consulting a psychiatrist given the number of problems you are experiencing. Hydroxyzine does little if anything on the anxiety or depression. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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?

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

8

8
I was just prescribed hydroxyzine 25mg, mirtazapine 30mg, and seroquel (quetiapine) 450mg for a severe case of insomnia is it OK and safe to take this combo?

I was just prescribed hydroxyzine 25mg, mirtazapine 30mg, and seroquel (quetiapine) 450mg for a severe case of insomnia is it OK and safe to take this combo?

Depression: This is not just insomnia. This is a treatment for depression that insomnia would be just a symptom of. It is not unsafe as a treatment for depression but would not use it for just insomnia. ...Read more

9

9
I am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg got my GAD and insomnia. I may develop tolerance after 2 times. Will resting for few days restore back the dizziness effects?

I am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg got my GAD and insomnia. I may develop tolerance after 2 times. Will resting for few days restore back the dizziness effects?

Probably: tolerance might not develop that quickly, and reversing it by abstaining can be achieved in theory, but would take longer than few days, probably weeks, you can alternate between medicines though so tolerance won't develop fast, but ask your doctor first, good luck ...Read more

10

10
Feeling very nauseous after 150mg sertraline & 100mg hydroxyzine, what to do? Is it dangerous? Prescribed for insomnia & depression.

Feeling very nauseous after 150mg sertraline & 100mg hydroxyzine, what to do? Is it dangerous? Prescribed for insomnia & depression.

See below: Please let your prescribing provider know about your issues with meds. S/he knows your medical history and might be able to make adjustments based on what your report and past history. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Hello I took atarax (hydroxyzine) 12.5mg last night once for insomnia. Today I feel extreme breath problem and rapid heart rate what should I do please? Urgent!

Hello
I took atarax (hydroxyzine) 12.5mg last night once for insomnia. Today I feel extreme breath problem and rapid heart rate what should I do please? Urgent!

Time: There has been recent warning on cardiovascular issue from atarax (hydroxyzine). I expect that the anticholinergic effect would subside in less than 24 hours. However if this problem is very bothersome, you will need to go to the emergency room if you can't get an appointment with your own doctor. In the meanwhile, avoid any stimulant such as caffeine. ...Read more

12

12
Age 50, suffer from insomnia. Which sleep aid is safer (cognitive impairment, dependence, etc.) for long-term daily use, Hydroxyzine or Zaleplon?

Age 50, suffer from insomnia. Which sleep aid is safer (cognitive impairment, dependence, etc.) for long-term daily use, Hydroxyzine or Zaleplon?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

13

13
Can i take hydroxizine and trazadone together for insomnia and anxiety?

Can i take hydroxizine and trazadone together for insomnia and anxiety?

Yes: Just watch out for the sedation hangover in the morning and don't drive or operate machinery until you are sure you are alert enough. Best wishes. ...Read more

14

14
I am taking Hydroxyz Pam 25Mg Cap, at night for insomnia and I, have been waking up with the jitters, in a fog and a sick knot feeling in my stomach.

I am taking Hydroxyz Pam 25Mg Cap, at night for insomnia and I, have been waking up with the jitters, in a fog and a sick knot feeling in my stomach.

Hold the hydroxyzine: if it is causing some side effects that aren't fading away with continued use, ask your doctor for an alternative, best wishes ...Read more

16

16
What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

17

17
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

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
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

20

20
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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,685 doctors shared insights

Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more