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Doctor insights on: Hydroxyzine Withdrawal

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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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Due to antipsychotics withdrawal I can't sleep. If take hydroxyzine benadryl & trazodone temporarily will my sleep patterns return & need no more meds?

Due to antipsychotics withdrawal I can't sleep. If take hydroxyzine benadryl & trazodone temporarily will my sleep patterns return & need no more meds?

That's too much. : I wouldn't think it prudent to pummel yourself to sleep with all of that. If anything, maybe just 25mg of Benadryl nightly. Although it would be better in the long run if you didn't take anything - would be a lousy few days but in the end your sleep would be more natural and spontaneous. ...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

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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