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Doctor insights on: Hydroxyzine Syrup For Children

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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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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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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

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Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they don't react with each other.

Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they don't react with each other.

MixingMedsDangers: You should always consult with your physician before mixing medications. Ambroxol is not available in the US so I can't comment on how it interacts with Hydroxyzine but as I said above - always talk with your physician or even the pharmacist before using multiple medications especially in children! ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine used for?

What is hydroxyzine used for?

Hydroxyzine: Is an old drug, mainly an antihistamine, used to treat itching and urticaria, for its sedative effects, used to treat insomnia and used in sedation, also some use to treat simple anxiety, it is only prescription ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

Usually itching: It is a first generation antihistamine so sedation is common, but it works well for allergy symptoms, itching, and hives. ...Read more

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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

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I am now afraid to take hydroxyzine?

I am now afraid to take hydroxyzine?

Why?: It is a relatively safe drug with the major side effect being drowsiness. So why are you afraid to take it if indicated., . ...Read more

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Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Post nasal drip: If the cough is from post nasal drip, it will respond to an antihistamine such as hydroxyzine, if the cough is from something else, it will not respond to it. See your doctor to determine where the cough is coming from. ...Read more

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Advantage of hydroxyzine tablet or capsule?

Good question: Supposedly, capsule is better to comfort your stomach since tablet has some irritating property to your gi. But in real world I didn't see much of the difference. Tablet can be cut in halves to lower the dose. ...Read more

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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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How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

Watch for sedation: Hydroxyzine can be very sedating. Low dose is 10mg and max if tolerated is 50-100mg. ...Read more

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Is it better to take hydroxyzine with or without food?

Is it better to take hydroxyzine with or without food?

Hydroxyzine: Take it with food to prevent adverse side effects such as dry mouth, tremor, drowsiness or convulsions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine). These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is also used as an anti anxiety medicine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get high off 1 hydroxyzine that's 50mg?

Sleep: Fifty milligrams of Hydroxyzine will make you really sleepy, but nothing else. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hydroxyzine to work after you take it?

Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the effects of hydroxyzine to wear off?

HYDROXYZINE: In healthy individual (i mean no liver, kidney or other metabolic diseases):

onset of action- 15 to 30 minutes after intake; duration of action 4-6 hours- when you take recommended dose.

If you are taking other medicines e.g. Barbiturates, central nervous system depressant medications, etc. The effect may be longer. ...Read more

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Please Clarify: Can you please re-ask this question and include why a 20 year old male would be taking such a large dose of this medication. ...Read more

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How long does the effects of hydroxyzine 25mg last before next dosage is due?

72 hrs: A single dose of Hydroxyzine can suppress the allergy skin test reaction for about 72 hours (some may claim a whole week) although the peak suppressive effect would be within the first day or so. ...Read more

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage? - I have been taking 75mg before and it is not having any effect.

Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage? - I have been taking 75mg before and it is not having any effect.

Please Clarify: Please share with us the diagnosis or problem that you are taking Hydroxyzine for. It is highly unusual for someone to be on this for any long term treatment. We cannot give you an answer for this addictive medication without knowing your diagnosis. ...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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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

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) habit forming?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) habit forming?

Not really: I've seen some folks have a psychological dependance using vistaril (hydroxyzine) as a sleep aid, but there is no physical dependence. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine have antipsychotic properties?

Does hydroxyzine have antipsychotic properties?

Not antipsychotic: We do use hydroxyzine often for anxiety but but not psychosis. That being said, sometimes anxiety can be a cause of psychosis, so in that case if the underlying anxiety was treated it would also help the psychosis. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Please describe the medication: vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Old antihistamine: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is Hydroxyzine (aka atarax) a first generation antihistamine that is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is still used on occasion to treat itchy skin rashes. It may also be used in conjunction with anesthesia. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Sedation: The most common side effect of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is sedation. If you are doing something such as driving or working with machinery where sedation could put you at risk it would be wise to be cautious and either avoid the behavior or the atarax (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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Is it ok to take hydroxyzine for withdrawal from adavan?

OK: It is ok, but it might not be completely effective. Hydroxyzine and Ativan (lorazepam) work through different mechanisms of action. Hydroxyzine is a potent antihistamine, which leads to sedation and decreased anxiety. Ativan (lorazepam) works through the GABA system (more like alcohol). Withdrawal from Ativan (lorazepam) will be mitigated to some extent, but not completely by using hydroxyzine. In time, should be ok. ...Read more