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Is it ok to take hydroxyzine for withdrawal from adavan?

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

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Why do I get nauseas when I stop taking hydroxyzine; is it a withdrawal symptom?

Why do I get nauseas when I stop taking hydroxyzine; is it a withdrawal symptom?

Atarax (hydroxyzine): Is antihistamine used for anxiety and sometimes to calm irritable bowels. When stop regular use, stomach can be more active and nausea results. ...Read more

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Tapered to .5 ativan (lorazepam) x 2, and 7.5/325 lortab x 2 per day(pain led to addiction) prescribed .25mg hydroxyzine pam 2 ease withdrawal/anxiety. Safe taken together or can it cause breathing issues/death?

Tapered to .5  ativan (lorazepam) x 2, and 7.5/325 lortab x 2 per day(pain led to addiction) prescribed .25mg hydroxyzine pam 2 ease withdrawal/anxiety. Safe taken together or can it cause breathing issues/death?

Possible !: However, if you have created tolerance to these medications, the effects may be minimal. Ask your physician if all these are intended to be taken together or in separate schedule. ...Read more

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Can Valium be taken with hydroxyzine and clonidine during suboxone withdrawal??

Can Valium be taken with hydroxyzine and clonidine during suboxone withdrawal??

Talk to your doctor : You need close medical supervision if on this combination of medication. Sedation and respiratory suppression are the main concerns. Don't do it alone. Seek medically supervised detox. ...Read more

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Gradually lowered hydroxyzine intake over 2 months. Finally stopped 4 days ago. Had bad stomach aches accompanying bms since. From withdrawal?

Gradually lowered hydroxyzine intake over 2 months. Finally stopped 4 days ago. Had bad stomach aches accompanying bms since. From withdrawal?

Not expected: Hydroxyzine when used as an antihistamine or even a sleeping aid does not require tapering. However if you were using it to control anxiety, then a tapering may be required. In large doses, it may slow down your bm and thus it may be the issue for you. Nonetheless your symptoms are unusual and the stomach symptoms may just be coincidental. See doctor if symptoms go beyond a few days or worsen . ...Read more

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Can you experience withdrawl symptoms after quitting hydroxyzine "cold turkey" ?

Can you experience withdrawl symptoms after quitting hydroxyzine "cold turkey" ?

What kind of symptom: Although not usually encountered, I suppose that there can be some withdrawal symptoms if one has been taking a high-dose (>50 mg) of this medication regularly for a long time. However we do need to know what kind of symptoms you are thinking about since most will likely be unnoticeable. ...Read more

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What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

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