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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Atarax (hydroxyzine) how long do side effects normally last?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) how long do side effects normally last?

Depends...: On which side-effect, how much you took, & your personal susceptibility. If you took a standard dose for hives, say 10-25 mg, and had sleepiness as a side-effect, expect resolution in 8-24 hours. For more specific answers discuss your concern with your physician or other health care provider. ...Read more

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Does alliance's atarax (hydroxyzine) actually cause weight gain as one of the side effects? If so why? And after how long of using it?

Yes it causes wt gai: Yes atarax(hydroxyzine) can cause weight gain and it starts in first month and as follows <1 month 27.7% 1-6 months 27.7% 6-12 months 9.09% 1-2 years0.00% 2-5 years 9.09% 5-10 years27.27% >10 years 0.00. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects when you take antihistamines like atarax (hydroxyzine) for a longer period?

Is there any side effects when you take antihistamines like atarax (hydroxyzine) for a longer period?

No: Even though it is an effective sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, and tranquilizer, it shares almost none of the abuse, dependence, addiction, and toxicity potential of other drugs used for the same range of therapeutic reasons. ...Read more

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How long can we take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Hydroxyzine: For as long as the medication is prescribed for what it is supposed to treat. If you have concerns, you really should bring them up to the prescribing doctor, since they know what they are treating you for. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) help to last longer in sex?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) help to last longer in sex?

Not so much: If you're looking for a medication to slow your machinery down, don't self-medicate with something that can be a troublesome as "atarax" / hydroxyzine. Your physician might offer a very low dose of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. Especially, work with your partner on "edging" and on the "squeeze technique" -- you'll reprogram yourself and bring each other to new heights. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long will it take atarax (hydroxyzine) HCl 50mg 2 times a day taken for a month to leave my system?

Why?????: why you want atarax (hydroxyzine) to leave your system is not part of a drug screen it is not classified drugs in spite of that it depends how much you are taking and for how long and it depend on the health of your liver and kidney. so 100mg a day for a month it might take two weeks give or take pending the status of your liver and kidney ...Read more

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I am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) 25g 3 times day how long takes to work on my rash itchines ?

It depends: Atarax is a short acting anti-histamine or anti-itch medication. It also makes you drowsy. How long does your skin rashes last depending on what type of skin rashes that is and what specific treatment for that rashes. It would work well for hives although a longer acting anti-histamine like Allegra / Claritin (loratadine) / zyrtec is preferable. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, you should go see an allergist. ...Read more

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Hey how long would it take atarax hydroxyzine to get out of my system because it gives a false positive for benzos?

It depends: But if it is a false positive just ask for confirmatory testing which will come back negative. Atarax (hydroxyzine) doesn't routinely cause false positives in my experience. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Atarax (Definition)

Atarax is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more