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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
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?
I've only been off the Hydroxyzine for 24 hours but feel like I'm in withdrawal. Is that possible?
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
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
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
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