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Been on Hydroxyzine for a month now with AMAZING results on both anxiety and allergies, is it safe to use this drug long term?

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

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can u take oxycodon for pain and hydroxyzine hal for allergies?

Can u take  oxycodon for pain and hydroxyzine hal for allergies?

Oxycodon/Hydoxyzine: Although Hydroxyzine may be taken with oxycodone concomitantly, please be aware that Hydroxyzine will potentiate the sedative effects of oxycodone so avoid driving or operating machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision. You should also avoid consuming alcoholic beverages. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take allergy med vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50mg with tylenol3?

Is it ok to take allergy med vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50mg with tylenol3?

No: Would cause CNS depression/psychomotor impairment, and increase opioid side effects. Good that you asked, exercise caution with multiple medications, best wishes ...Read more

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I want to know if it is harmful (long-term) take hydroxyzine frequently, whenever I get respiratory allergy (rhinitis).

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

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I take hydroxyZine at night for sleep/allergies . I just had dental work and was given loratb. Can I take 3 hours apart from one another ?

I take hydroxyZine at night for sleep/allergies . I just had dental work and was given loratb. Can I take 3 hours apart from one another ?

Better not: Lortab contains codeine, which can be potentiated by hydroxyzine and lead to untoward effect as CNS depression and severe constipation for example, so you don't want that, even if you space them, either stay in your system long enough, hydroxyzine stays longer, please hold hydroxyzine till done with lortab, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Prescribed vistiral (hydroxyzine poamate) for anxiety attacks, works great but I need Allegra (fexofenadine) for allergies. Can I take them both?

Prescribed vistiral (hydroxyzine poamate) for anxiety attacks, works great but I need Allegra (fexofenadine) for allergies. Can I take them both?

Yes: taking both is alright if they both help you. But re-evaluate
with your provider since they may not be needed for prolonged periods. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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I was urged not to take zyrtec for allergies since i'm already taking vistaril (hydroxyzine) as needed. What dose vistaril (hydroxyzine) is effective for allergies?

I was urged not to take zyrtec for allergies since i'm already taking vistaril (hydroxyzine) as needed. What dose vistaril (hydroxyzine) is effective for allergies?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Vistaril (hydroxyzine) becomes zyrtec after going through the liver but it is less drowsy-producing. The range of dosing on vistaril (hydroxyzine) is huge ranging from 10 mg to 100 mg depending on the individual. ...Read more

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I was given Loratadine by an ENT doc for allergies & Hydroxyzine for anxiety. Can I take both at same time or just one?

I was given Loratadine by an ENT doc for allergies & Hydroxyzine for anxiety. Can I take both at same time or just one?

Yes you can: But better hydroxyzine at night and loratadine in the morning. Don't exceed prescribed dosages, and keep the follow up with your doctors. Loratadine should be non sedating, however, in some it can cause sedation, so if that happens be cautious, and tell your doctor about it, as hydroxyzine is sedating too. Don't advance dosage of either on your own, best wishes ...Read more

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I was prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) to take as needed for anxiety. Can I also take Cetirizine HCl with it for my seasonal allergies?

I was prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) to take as needed for anxiety. Can I also take Cetirizine HCl with it for my seasonal allergies?

Not best combo: Can make u drowsy. Likely got prescribed vistaril (hydroxyzine) as it also helps with allergies/itching. Bug there are too many other medications more effective than vistaril (hydroxyzine). I also suggest u see a clinical psychologist or License Clinical Social Worker for the anxiety. Look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy=CBT. ...Read more

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3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

Anesthesiologist: Or experienced Pedodontist are the best to judge after examining the child, insufficient information and limited platform for assessment and decision making, good luck ...Read more

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Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work no allergies found. Zyrtec. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and hydroxyzine don't work what's wrong with me?

Generalized itching for five months. No rash, normal blood work no allergies found. Zyrtec. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and hydroxyzine don't work what's wrong with me?

Very difficult: You omitted details. Exactly which blood tests? May be serious. Best see a dermatologist. Never due to laundry products. Not due to food. Only sedation or placebo effect with any antihistamine. Severe, generalized itch with no rash is very difficult to define or treat. Sometimes we find an underlying disease which needs attention. You need a professional, not a DR without experience with this. ...Read more

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Suffering from allergy(indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling(lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon.Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Suffering from allergy(indian):red rashes, itching eye, swelling(lip, finger);since 1yr taking betesol, atarax, (hydroxyzine) sizon.Nothing is helping out, please advice?

Seek out allergist: With all of your symptoms, you need a specialist. An allergist is a doctor specializing in your condition. Please make an appointment today and feel better! ...Read more

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I cough only when waking up. No other symptoms and no cough at any other time. Could be allergies? I take perscription hydroxizine.

I cough only when waking up. No other symptoms and no cough at any other time. Could be allergies? I take perscription hydroxizine.

Reflux?: This suggests that you may have a reflux problem which is worsened by lying down. Although post-nasal drips or asthma can be associated with a cough, yours does not seem to fit the picture. ...Read more

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I have allergies that are not anaphylactic.My doctor was considering diphenhydramine injections would hydroxizine injections be better?Can I get anRX?

I have allergies that are not anaphylactic.My doctor was considering diphenhydramine injections would hydroxizine injections be better?Can I get anRX?

Depends: Neither one is usually indicated for allergic reactions. You should consider seeing an allergist. Besides there are different forms of allergies- one form is the typical allergic reaction(hay fever, asthma etc) mediated by IgE, the other form may be a contact dermatitis which would not respond at all to antihistamine. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Does hydroxyzine HCl boost the opiate drug effect?

Apparently, yes.: Hydroxyzine is used with opioid analgesics to increase their pain-killing ability of a given dose of opioid, and lower the quantity needed to stop a given level of pain, and/or stop some side effects of opioids like itching, nausea, and vomiting. ...Read more

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Is Vistaril (hydroxyzine) a good Medicine for Anxiety.

Is Vistaril (hydroxyzine) a good Medicine for Anxiety.

Sometimes: Hydroxyzine is not necessarily the drug of choice but may be applicable in certain situations. It is not likely to cause dependence. ...Read more

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I want opinions on the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) for anxiety?

I want opinions on the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) for anxiety?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) can be : Effective in the treatment of anxiety, just be aware that it can be sedating. Take care. ...Read more

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Will taking atarax (hydroxyzine) effect a fail on taking a urine drug test?

Would not anticipate: that use of atarax (hydroxyzine) should cause one to fail a urine screen for drugs of abuse. It is not a drug of abuse. ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions with Metformin and Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)?

No: Not really just be cautious of the drowsiness that can be a side effect of the vistaril (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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How well does the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) compare to other anti-anxiety pills?

Individuals differ: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine with mild sedating and anxiety-relieving effects. It doesn't work the same as a benzodiazepine (valium, Ativan etc), but then it's not addictive either. Some people get a lot of relief from vistaril (hydroxyzine) and similar meds; some don't. Talk to your doctor about what works for you and what doesn't. There may be other options to explore. ...Read more

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My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

Many Causes of Itch: Your itching can be caused by many things only some of which would be helped by Hydroxyzine. Dry skin Is a very common cause. Itching can also be caused by liver or thyroid problems. Allergies and eczema are another cause. You really need to see a physician to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to Compazine (prochlorperazine) (tongue swelled up 26 years ago!), is it safe to take Hydroxyzine? Always told to be aware of "zine" drugs.

If I am allergic to Compazine (prochlorperazine) (tongue swelled up 26 years ago!), is it safe to take Hydroxyzine?  Always told to be aware of "zine" drugs.

They are not close: in this case, the name does NOT tell you much about the chemical structure of the drug and these two are not very similar and do NOT generally cross react at all.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and you could have reactions to more than one drug regardless of which two drugs we choose, but these two drugs aren't closely related. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) right medicine ...for mosquito bite to my 7 months old baby ..as she got six to seven red rashess.. kind of little swelling with pimple.

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) right  medicine ...for mosquito bite to my 7 months old baby ..as she got six to seven red rashess.. kind of little swelling with pimple.

No, too strong: I think Atarax (hydroxyzine) is a bit too strong to use for bug bites in a baby. It can cause sedation. If the bites don't bother her, leave them alone and they will resolve on their own. If she is very itchy and uncomfortable, see your doctor to make sure it is bug bites before you medicate an infant. ...Read more

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Currently I am taking sertraline and hydroxyzine for anxiety and deoxicycline for a skin infection. What is a good cold medicine for a lot of mucus?

Currently I am taking sertraline and hydroxyzine for anxiety and deoxicycline for a skin infection. What is a good cold medicine  for a lot of mucus?

Be cautious: You already are on hydroxzine, which is an antihistaminic, many cold medicines would contain an antihistaminic too, combining them would cause CNS depression. Doxycycline, an antibiotic, might not work, as you can very well have a viral upper respiratory problem. Saline nasal wash, and salt water gargles, if sore throat, will help, if no improvement in a day or two, see your doctor, ...Read more