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Could be: It is an antihistamine (similar to benadryl, which you can buy over the counter). Because it is sedating, it is sometimes used as a sleep aid, and sometimes also used to treat anxiety. It may well help you fall asleep or stay asleep (recognizing that people have different responses to the same meds, so what works well for one person may or may not work for another). ...Read more
Is there a serious contraindication with taking Hydroxyzine Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (as sleep aid) alongside Escitalopram (for GAD)?
Neither best: Many drugs have sedation as one of many side effects, such as the two you mention. In fact, Restoril is an old brand of hydroxyzine I'd written for years ago whose use is implied by the name. Yet it is primarily an antihistamine. Better to ask for currently used drugs whose effects are more specific for insomnia. ...Read more
Due to sleep pattern, can I take Hydroxyzine (50mg/day) divided to 3 unequal doses; 2 DAY doses of 12.5mg every 6h followed by 25mg dose before sleep?
Sleep pattern?: Hydroxyzine may cause drowsiness for many hours and usually one would take a single dose at bedtime for this purpose. Depending on the person, some may get very drowsy with 12.5 mg others not even 100 mg. Are you thinking about sleep in 2-3 hrs cycle all through the day? Do realize it may impact your job and driving performance. ...Read more
Can be long : Hydroxyzine is not supposed to be a sleep aide and when used for such is prescribed off label due to sedating side effects. It can last a long time and does not allow you to go through your natural sleep cycles so even though you sleep you feel tired and hung over. The new sleeping pills do not have this effect and are shortacting and some are generics and inexpensive. ...Read more
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
Prescribed with hydroxyzine pamoate 50 for anxiety it made me sleep. I went back and was given hydroxyzine hcl 10. Can I take both not at same time?
I just took one 0.5mg Xanax about 1 hour ago would it be safe to take one 25mg hydroxyzine along with it to make sure I get some good sleep tonight?
Should be fine: You didn't list any other medications so just those two medications should be fine together. ...Read more
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