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Long Term Effects Of Hydroxyzine
My daughter has taken hydroxyzine 10 years (from 3 months old to now at 10 years) daily. What are long term effects
Cardiac: There is some evidence that hydroxyzine may not be food for the cardiovascular system but the incidence is very low. Overall, it is still a very safe drug. On the other hand, what is the reason for her to be on this medication. Perhaps after 10 years, it may be worthwhile to try stopping the drug and see if she still needs it. ...Read more
Yes, but: Tolerance may develop, meaning that you would have to increase the dose to get the same desired effect, keep the follow up with your doctor/psychiatrist though, you will be fine, best wishes ...Read more
1.Can hydroxyzine be prescribed for anxiety? 2.Does it have at least half the strenght of a benzo? 3.Is it safe for long term use?
1. Yes, it can be prescribed for anxiety, particularly the pamoate form of it.
2. It is not really possible to compare it strength-wise to benzos, as they are completely different drug classes. It is a good idea to try Hydroxyzine first, as it is not addicting like benzos are, and actually works well for a lot of people.
3. As I said above, it is not addicting, so generally safe for long-term use. ...Read more
Been on Hydroxyzine for a month now with AMAZING results on both anxiety and allergies, is it safe to use this drug long term?
Yes, but: Hydroxyzine has very little usefulness for Anxiety in the long term. It is primarily an allergy medicine. It is usually prescribed for short term use--and not at all recommended for Anxiety, but it has a following of folks who use it. Best to look into some therapy and working on your anxiety rather than relying on a phenothiazine and anti-histamine for your issues. Best to solve your issues. ...Read more
I want to know if it is harmful (long-term) take hydroxyzine frequently, whenever I get respiratory allergy (rhinitis).
Generally no: But hydroxyzine isn't usually prescribed for allergic rhinitis, and it is a prescription medicine in the USA, your rhinitis symptoms would be better other over the counter medicines if it is mild, but if chronic and recurring you would better evaluated by an allergist or an ENT doctor, good luck ...Read more
Age 50, suffer from insomnia. Which sleep aid is safer (cognitive impairment, dependence, etc.) for long-term daily use, Hydroxyzine or Zaleplon?
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more
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
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
How long does it take before you start to feel effects of hydroxyzine pampered 25mg capsules for social anxiety?
15 to 30 minutes: It takes about 15 to 30 minutes to notice the effects of one dose of hydroxyzine. It has been my experience that this is an excellent medication for anxiety and is non-addicting. Hands-over-heart breathing can also be very helpful. Http://www. Creativebalance. Com/hanovhearbre. Html. The following site may also be helpful: http://m.Helpguide. Org/articles/anxiety/social-anxiety-social-phobia. ...Read more
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
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?
Is there any side effects when you take antihistamines like atarax (hydroxyzine) for a longer period?
Probably: Sedation is the biggest side effect of hydroxyzine. ...Read more
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
I stopped taking Hydroxyzine 25mg about 2 weeks ago for anxiety. I've noticed at night I itch really bad. How long will this last? Is it normal?
Unknown: It is likely that your itching had been controlled with hydroxyzine and new unmasked without it. It is not normal. Check with your doctor about this but in the meanwhile, apply a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing and hope this helps. Go back to hydroxyzine 25 mg at bedtime if necessary. ...Read more
Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more
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
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
It depends: They are both the same class of medication and work in very similar ways. For most purposes consider them the same. The timing between doses would depend on the dose taken. In general, at the usual doses you would wait 6 hours between dosing. Always be careful mixing medication, follow the instructions and if you are unsure ask! ...Read more