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Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause itching on feet and palms after stopping the medication?

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause itching on feet and palms after stopping the medication?

Atarax (hydroxyzine): Atarax (hydroxyzine) does not cause itching rather, stopping the drug causes the suppressed itch to come out once again. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Sudden increase in hair loss- started taking 20 mg atarax 2 months ago for sleep aid- direct relationship? If so, if medication stopped will hair loss stop immediately?

Sudden increase in hair loss- started taking 20 mg atarax 2 months ago for sleep aid- direct relationship? If so, if medication stopped will hair loss stop immediately?

Not likely related: Loss of hair (alopecia) is not listed on the known rare side effects lists for hydroxyzine and a brief literature search doesn't indicate any case reports. However, idiosyncratic individual reactions to drugs are always possible. I would see a dermatologist for examination of your skin and hair and get advice there. If you stop, and it is related, I would expect gradual improvement, not rapid. ...Read more

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Will I die from overdose if I take 1,700 mg of atarax?

Will I die from overdose if I take 1,700 mg of atarax?

Remote: Since Atarax does have some cardiovascular effects, at 1700 mg it may remotely possibly cause problem for people with a cardiac rhythm issue. Far more common would be drowsiness, dry mouth, and even constipation. If you are contemplating suicide, I urge you to call the suicide hotline ASAP. ...Read more

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Will 75mg of atarax kill you?

Will 75mg of atarax kill you?

Depends: Atarax or Hydroxyzine is first generation antihistamine and is used to treat allergies, anxiety, nausea etc . Dose prescribed for these conditions is variable. Don't have enough information to determine why this dose is being used. Follow the instructions on the prescription bottle and don't exceed the dose advised by your physician. ...Read more

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What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

Myriad uses: For allergic noses & eyes - Atarax (hydroxyzine) treats symptoms of itching, sniffing, sneezing, & dripping. Its not very good for stuffy nose. Atarax helps make hives go away. If you take it everyday it will help keep them from breaking out. Atarax is also an excellent medication if you have imsomnia. It makes you sleepy & you fall asleep. When Atarax is absorbed your body converts into zyrtec! ...Read more

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Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What is question?: If you are asking about taking Atarax (hydroxyzine) with Black Kohosh Yes I see no reason why not Black Kohosh is a herb used for many indicatins and have effect on the brain which is like serotonin and have some effect on estrogen Ak your doctor if you can takle them together as we do not know why and how long you need to take Atarax (hydroxyzine) ...Read more

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How often csn i take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

How often csn i take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Call Physician: This is aprescription medicine and the prescribing physician should have given insgtructions on dosing. In general, this medicine should be dosed every 4-6hours. ...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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Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Yes, of course: You can overdose on anything. The big question is 'what will happen?' Atarax (hydroxyzine) overdose will cause severe drowsiness. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) a good one to overdose on?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) a good one to overdose on?

Over doses are never: Good. Antihistamine over doses are rarely lethal. Am concerned by the manner that you asked this question. If you are considering an overdose to kill or harm yourself - please seek help at your nearest emergency room or call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255). ...Read more

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What do I do if I overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What do I do if I overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Rest: You can't overdose with Atarax (hydroxyzine) which is a very safe medicine for allergy. You may feel drowsiness, just rest and take a snap. ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What is the typical dosage of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

10-50 mg.: Atrax is usually used in 10 or 25 mg pills.Depending on how tired you get and what dose you need to suppress itching Atarax (hydroxyzine) can used from 10 mg up to 150 mg per day if necessary. It will make most people sleepy and is used at night. ...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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Atarax (Definition)

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