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Doctor insights on: Stopping Hydroxyzine

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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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Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Hydroxyzine: You can stop it without weaning, but you should consult with your doctor, for whatever reason you were taking it for may recur after stopping it. ...Read more

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Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Hydroxyzine effects: I understand your concern.
Racing thoughts can be overwhelming, affect clarity of mind, affect concentration on specific tasks and affect functioning.
They can be symptom of Anxiety.
Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It can decrease racing thoughts, not stop racing thoughts.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, side effects of medications, dose; and Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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Does vistaril (hydroxyzine) help you stop pain?

Does vistaril (hydroxyzine) help you stop pain?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is a anti-histamine - so no it does not stop pain. It does cause drowsiness - and if you really get drowsy you may not feel that the pain is bad. Not a good idea to use vistaril (hydroxyzine) for pain. ...Read more

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Why do I get nauseas when I stop taking hydroxyzine; is it a withdrawal symptom?

Why do I get nauseas when I stop taking hydroxyzine; is it a withdrawal symptom?

Atarax (hydroxyzine): Is antihistamine used for anxiety and sometimes to calm irritable bowels. When stop regular use, stomach can be more active and nausea results. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg stop exzema from itching?

Does hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg stop exzema from itching?

It can, but...: Medicines like Hydroxyzine and Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help with itching associated with eczema. However, the best way to get relief is to treat the eczema itself using topical medicines, ranging from over the counter euceryn to prescription drugs. Hopefully your doc can help, and they aren't, see a dermatologist if you can. ...Read more

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I have gained weight while taking vistaril, (hydroxyzine) is this a side effect? And if so, if I stop taking will my weight go back down?

I have gained weight while taking vistaril, (hydroxyzine) is this a side effect? And if so, if I stop taking will my weight go back down?

Per my reference: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) should not cause weight gain, however, anything is possible. Try to stop using is and begin exercise and dieting. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Now knowing that older antihistamines like hydroxyzine make you gain weight, how soon after I stop taking it will I start to lose the weight?

Now knowing that older antihistamines like hydroxyzine make you gain weight, how soon after I stop taking it will I start to lose the weight?

Depends: Once your appetite returns to normal, you will have to eat less (particularly carbs) and exercise more to lose the weight which was gained. The speed of loss depends on how much less you eat and how much more you exercise. ...Read more

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I stop taking buprenorphine per my dr (1mg/day). Now taking hydroxyzine 250 mg per day. I now have: nausea, insomia, increased pain. What causes this?

I stop taking buprenorphine per my dr (1mg/day). Now taking hydroxyzine 250 mg per day. I now have: nausea, insomia, increased pain. What causes this?

Withdrawal: Symptoms of withdrawal. They will likely resolve, but the pain may not if you have chronic pain to begin with. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an allergic reaction to stop? Took hydroxyzine for reaction to lettuce 13 hrs ago and my throat still feels a little weird

How long does it take for an allergic reaction to stop? Took hydroxyzine for reaction to lettuce 13 hrs ago and my throat still feels a little weird

Allergy: Doubt your reaction is to lettuce, which is mostly water, couldbe due to other things, you should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I take hydroxyzine pristiq (desvenlafaxine) depekote ER and seroquel xr. Every night I suffer from headaches body feels weak can't stop urinatiing and bad depression?

I take hydroxyzine pristiq (desvenlafaxine) depekote ER and seroquel xr. Every night I suffer from headaches body feels weak can't stop urinatiing and bad depression?

Rule out sleep apnea: Please see a sleep doctor as sleep apnea can cause all of those symptoms, including excess nighttime urination. Hydroxyzine can be very sedating, but this usually goes away in several weeks. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can cause headaches, but lack of oxygen from stopping breathing at night can do that as well. Significant nighttime oxygen loss can certainly cause headaches and daytime fatigue and ^ in peeing. ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine used for?

What is hydroxyzine used for?

Hydroxyzine: Is an old drug, mainly an antihistamine, used to treat itching and urticaria, for its sedative effects, used to treat insomnia and used in sedation, also some use to treat simple anxiety, it is only prescription ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

Usually itching: It is a first generation antihistamine so sedation is common, but it works well for allergy symptoms, itching, and hives. ...Read more

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What happens if I take hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a sedating antihistamine that decreases pruritus (itch) and may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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I am now afraid to take hydroxyzine?

Why?: It is a relatively safe drug with the major side effect being drowsiness. So why are you afraid to take it if indicated., . ...Read more

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Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Can I use hydroxyzine to treat coughs?

Post nasal drip: If the cough is from post nasal drip, it will respond to an antihistamine such as hydroxyzine, if the cough is from something else, it will not respond to it. See your doctor to determine where the cough is coming from. ...Read more

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Advantage of hydroxyzine tablet or capsule?

Good question: Supposedly, capsule is better to comfort your stomach since tablet has some irritating property to your gi. But in real world I didn't see much of the difference. Tablet can be cut in halves to lower the dose. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: hydroxyzine?

Please describe the medication: hydroxyzine?

Old antihistamine: Hydroxyzine is a first generation antihistamine that is marketed as vistaril (hydroxyzine) and atarax. It is used for itchy rashes, sedative effects and sometimes during anesthesia. ...Read more

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How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

How much hydroxyzine can I safely take at once?

Watch for sedation: Hydroxyzine can be very sedating. Low dose is 10mg and max if tolerated is 50-100mg. ...Read more

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Is it better to take hydroxyzine with or without food?

Is it better to take hydroxyzine with or without food?

Hydroxyzine: Take it with food to prevent adverse side effects such as dry mouth, tremor, drowsiness or convulsions. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hydroxyzine?

Antihistamine: 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 an anti anxiety medicine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get high off 1 hydroxyzine that's 50mg?

Sleep: Fifty milligrams of Hydroxyzine will make you really sleepy, but nothing else. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hydroxyzine to work after you take it?

Depends: For most people it takes abot an hour for the medicine to be absorbed and start to work. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the effects of hydroxyzine to wear off?

HYDROXYZINE: 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

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage?

Please Clarify: Can you please re-ask this question and include why a 20 year old male would be taking such a large dose of this medication. ...Read more

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How long does the effects of hydroxyzine 25mg last before next dosage is due?

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

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Is 125mg hydroxyzine safe to take at once without causing permanent damage? - I have been taking 75mg before and it is not having any effect.

Please Clarify: Please share with us the diagnosis or problem that you are taking Hydroxyzine for. It is highly unusual for someone to be on this for any long term treatment. We cannot give you an answer for this addictive medication without knowing your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine cause night swaets?

No: The most common side effect from Hydroxyzine is sedation. I am not aware of night sweats being a side effect. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on hydroxyzine pam?

Can you overdose on hydroxyzine pam?

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