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What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

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

Dr. Byron Law-Yone
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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

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Can hydroxyzine cause night swaets?

No: The most common side effect from Hydroxyzine is sedation. I am not aware of night sweats being a side effect. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on hydroxyzine pam?

Can you overdose on hydroxyzine pam?

Yes: An overdose of Hydroxyzine can cause shortness of breath, dilated pupils, problems urinating, blurred vision, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, seizures, dizziness, delirium, coma, etc. If you are having any thoughts of taking an overdose you can call the national suicide prevention lifeline phone number 27/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Or have a friend, relative or 911 transport you to the nearest er. ...Read more

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Can I take hydroxyzine after clariton?

Can I take hydroxyzine after clariton?

Antihistamines: They are both antihistamines, so I wouldn't take them together. They both act similarly, so their effect would be too much together. Wait until the Claritin (loratadine) wears off, about 24 hours? ...Read more

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Can I put my sons hydroxyzine in milk?

Can I put my sons hydroxyzine in milk?

Not the best: The problem with putting any medication in a drink or food is that you never know how much gets into the child. You will probably be giving less than the effective dose. This is a site for tips on getting kids to take yucky medicine. Http://ramseypediatric. Com/pediatrics-blog/yucky-medicine-tips-how-can-you-get-children-to-take-their-medicine/. ...Read more

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Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Hydroxyzine: You can stop it without weaning, but you should consult with your doctor, for whatever reason you were taking it for may recur after stopping it. ...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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Do people test positive to hydroxyzine HCl 25?

Do people test positive to hydroxyzine HCl 25?

What?: Do you mean a random drug test? If you only find it if you ask for the assay. It does not show up as an illegal substance in a routine screen. ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine have any permanent side effects?

Can hydroxyzine have any permanent side effects?

Safe: It is safe because the medication has been out in the market for a long while. I didn't see any reports for permanent adverse effects or such. Its side effects, such as drowsiness and dizziness, will mostly disappear after discontinuation. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml syrup get you high?

Does hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml syrup get you high?

Might not: Hydroxyzine oral syrup might make you drowsy, agitated, dizzy and sometimes ataxic. You might refer to those symptoms as high but it should not make you high. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzine supposed to make you tired all day?

Is hydroxyzine supposed to make you tired all day?

No, but...: This med typically does make people somewhat drowsy, at least initially. Make sure the dose is titrated specifically for you and your needs. It is usually best to "start low, & go slow", allowing your system to adjust to the negative effect. If the tiredness persists, you will need a different medicine and/or approach. ...Read more

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What side effects can one have taking hydroxyzine?

What side effects can one have taking hydroxyzine?

Sedation: One of the most common side effects of an older antihistamine like Hydroxyzine is drowsiness. This can often be a problem as sometimes people are feeling fine, but things such as reaction time etc. Can be slower. Dry mouth and eyes is another possible side effect. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about 25 mg of hydroxyzine pam?

Can you tell me more about 25 mg of hydroxyzine pam?

Hydroxyzine: Hydroxyzine is used as an antihistamine (hives, rhinitis, sneezing), for nausea ; vomiting, for anxiety ; in conjunction with other medications during anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can I take dayquiland hydroxyzine HCl 25mg together?

Yes: But do realize that both have sedating effect and thus the result is additive. ...Read more

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Is taking hydroxyzine 10mg every day for anxiety bad?

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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What would happen if I took 750 MG of hydroxyzine hcl?

What would happen if I took 750 MG of hydroxyzine hcl?

You would be sleepy: Hydroxyzine HCl when marketed as Atarax was studied in patients with chronic urticaria at gradually increasing doses up to 100 mg every 6 hours. I've used it at single night doses of 400 mg in severe urticaria. Hydroxyzine Pamoate (Vistaril) was used as a mild antidepressant at higher doses. I would not recommend that you use 750 mg intentionally since there are better less sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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May I know what does SOD VALPROATE and hydrOXYZINE do?

Well I see: You have panic attacks. The valproic acid is probably being used as a mood stabilizer i. The hudroxYIne has many Uses including healing sleep. Suggest use ask your doc what it is being used for ...Read more

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Which side effects can one have after taking hydroxyzine?

Which side effects can one have after taking hydroxyzine?

Drowsiness: The main side effect is drowsiness or fatigue. Some people will also experience a dry mouth. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 50mg of hydroxyzine pamoate at one time?

Ok: Ok. But I would rather have 25mg at first, wait 2 hours to take the second one if needed. ...Read more

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

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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How should I take hydroxyzine Pam 25 mg? With or without food

How should I take hydroxyzine Pam 25 mg? With or without food

Either way: As a general rule, mostmedicines can be taken around a meal or snack time. Pl see the link provided for some exceptions to this rule. Make sure you check the elabel and always remember to consult the doctor prescribing it or pharmacist filling your prescription. Feel better! ...Read more

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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

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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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25 mg of hydroxyzine makes me unbelievably hungry for 24 hours. Is this normal?

25 mg of hydroxyzine makes me unbelievably hungry for 24 hours. Is this normal?

Not uncommon: With first generation, and some of second generation antihistamines, it would resolve with continual use, but if not, and is really bothersome, hold the medication and ask your doctor for an alternative, best wishes ...Read more

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Can you take clartin in the morning and hydroxyzine in the evening and bedtime.

Can you take clartin in the morning and hydroxyzine in the evening and bedtime.

Better options: Taking both Claritin (loratadine) and Hydroxyzine may be over doing it. You can get notable sedation especially if taken consistently. Claritin (loratadine) is longer acting; while Hydroxyzine is short acting. Consider seeing a dermatologist about your rash. Zyrtec may be better at blocking delayed allergy reactions. Stick to one long term antihistamine daily. ...Read more

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I accidentally gave my 8 week old a half teaspoon of hydroxyzine syrup....will this hurt him?

I accidentally gave my 8 week old a half teaspoon of hydroxyzine syrup....will this hurt him?

Unlikely: Just observe him, it would take up to two days to get out of his system completely, its active metabolite is cetirizine, a rather safer antihistamine, although not recommended routinely for his age. If in doubt/concerned call the poison control center in your state for reassurance, go to your doctor /ER if any worrisome symptoms, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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They prescribed me hydroxyzine. I didn't take it when they and did you experience any side effects?

They prescribed me hydroxyzine. I didn't take it when they and did you experience any side effects?

Drowsiness...: ...Is the most common side effect with hydroxyzine, so don't take it before driving, or doing anything else that you need to be really alert for. ...Read more

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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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I just took hydroxyzine Pam 25 mg & mentions to take it 4 times a day when should I take the 2nd 3rd & 4th.

?: 4 Times-a-Day (qid) or Every 6 Hours? Qid means while you're awake, vs every 6 hours, meaning on-the-hour, whether awake or not. So in qid, take it before retiring, once you wake up, and spread the two other doses over the day. At any rate your doctor/pharmacist would inform you better, and hydroxyzine is usually three times a day, might cause sedation, so don't drive or operate machinery ...Read more

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I accidentally doubled my 2 y/o dose of hydroxyzine HCl 10mg/5ml. Gave him 5ml instead of 2.5. Will he be ok?

He'll be fine: A one time dose at that level is not anything to be worried about. You wouldn't want to do it every day, but this is a very safe medicine, and other than he may be a bit drowsy tonight, it isn't going to be a problem. Have a good evening and don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take Zaleplon 5mg a few hours after taking Hydroxyzine 25mg? (I take Zaleplon about twice a week.)

Is it OK to take Zaleplon 5mg a few hours after taking Hydroxyzine 25mg? (I take Zaleplon about twice a week.)

Drowsiness: Hi, Thank you for your question.

It should be okay to take it together. You should hopefully sleep well tonight.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions.
Dr. M ...Read more

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My son is 4 years old and he has been taking hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml syrup for a few years. Is there harm in taking it for this long?

My son is 4 years old and he has been taking hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml syrup for a few years. Is there harm in taking it for this long?

None known: Hydroxyzine has been in use for more than 60 years. It has an excellent profile for safety in long-term use. It can cause sedation and prolonged reaction time but these side-effects resolve once you stop the medication. For the itching of chronic eczema a little sedation is considered an added benefit. ...Read more