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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
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
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
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
Yes: But do realize that both have sedating effect and thus the result is additive. ...Read more
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
Probably: Sedation is the biggest side effect of hydroxyzine. ...Read more
Ok: Ok. But I would rather have 25mg at first, wait 2 hours to take the second one if needed. ...Read more
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
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
Get to ER: Get to the ER just in case. ...Read more
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
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
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
Inappropriate: Question, just don't exceed the prescribed dosage ...Read more
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
I've only been off the Hydroxyzine for 24 hours but feel like I'm in withdrawal. Is that possible?
Yes it is: If symptoms are sever go to the ER ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is it OK to take Zaleplon 5mg a few hours after taking Hydroxyzine 25mg? (I take Zaleplon about twice a week.)
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