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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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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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 I take atarax (hydroxyzine) and benydrl together?

No: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Atarax are both first generation Antihistamines and both should not be taken together. ...Read more

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How often can you take atarax (hydroxyzine) to help with itching?

How often can you take atarax (hydroxyzine) to help with itching?

Every 4 -6 hours: The usual dose of Atarax is 25 mg every 6 hours. You can increase to 50mg, and take as often as every 4 hours, but the side effects of drowsiness and dry mouth are more severe at higher doses. The generic name of Atarax is hydroxyzine, which is also available as vistaril. ...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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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Yes: No interaction aside from the potential additive drowsiness effect from both medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take atarax (hydroxyzine) while taking librium?

Caution advised: Caution is advised: with this combination of medications as it may increase risk of central nervous system depression (additive effects). ...Read more

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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) whilst taking oxycodone? :S worried and ainxious

Yes but: It may give you additive drowsiness. Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been reported to be helpful for anxiety disorder however. Consider psychologic consult re. solving your anxiety issue and perhaps your pain issue as well (don't know why you are on oxycodone). Have you considered doing meditation? ...Read more

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How long do i have to wait after drinking 4 beers to take atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety?

Oversedation?: I am not aware of any untoward reaction by combining hydroxyzine and alcohol. The average person after drinking 4 beers is not anxious and if you are still anxious I would seek an explanation for same. My best guess is that you have an alcohol use disorder but a thorough history and exam would be helpful. The risk of combining atarax and alcohol is over sedation. ...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

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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) during the period I am taking librium?

Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) during the period I am taking librium?

Discuss with your MD: The combination may cause excessive sleepiness and prolonged reaction time. It may be dangerous to drive an automobile or work around machinery when taking both drugs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take atarax (hydroxyzine) as needed during second trimester?

Not advisable: The Atarax (hydroxyzine) has been associated with cleft lip and or cleft palate when taken during pregnancy. Therefore, it would be safer for you to take cetirizine (Zyrtec) Which is pregnancy category B ...Read more

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Can you take atarax (hydroxyzine) and ativan together? Ativan helps the dizziness a tiny bit but helps my anxiety tremendously. I've never tried atarax (hydroxyzine). Does that help with dizziness?

Atarax (hydroxyzine): Yes you can take them both together. Atarax (hydroxyzine) can be used to treat itching (and is sometimes used as a sedative because of its side effects). Ativan works completely differently and they don't interact with each other. With that being said, if you take them together, you may note increased somnolence. Do not drive when taking either. ...Read more

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I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg can I drink alcohol if atarax (hydroxyzine) taken in morning?

I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg can I drink alcohol if atarax (hydroxyzine) taken in morning?

In Moderation: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, which can cause drowsiness. There is no known contraindication with alcohol, but alcohol can also cause drowsiness, so don't overdo it. ...Read more

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Have bronchitis, so it advisable to take atarax (hydroxyzine)? The doctor didn't know my history and gave me atarax (hydroxyzine) because I need to sleep at night.

Have bronchitis, so it advisable to take atarax (hydroxyzine)? The doctor didn't know my history and gave me atarax (hydroxyzine) because I need to sleep at night.

Won't hurt: I presume that you may have a problem with asthma and not bronchitis. In which case Atarax (hydroxyzine) won't hurt but won't do anything for your asthma either. At your age, Atarax (hydroxyzine) is likely safe but for those over 60, it is associated with cardiovascular risk. ...Read more

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I am suffering from high anxiety I have an atarax (hydroxyzine) prescription from my doctor however I am having an IVF transfer in 10 days is it safe to take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

I am suffering from high anxiety I have an atarax (hydroxyzine) prescription from my doctor however I am having an IVF transfer in 10 days is it safe to take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) is ok but: You can take Atarax if you are scheduled for ivf in ten days. Half life of atarax(hydroxyzine) is 3 hours, so it gets eliminated from the body very quickly, you can stop it 3 days prior to ivf.
But having said that Atarax is not a good drug for anxiety
discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My prescription says to take one atarax (hydroxyzine) pill for anxiety but I'm having a pretty bad attack would it hurt to take 2?

My prescription says to take one atarax (hydroxyzine) pill for anxiety but I'm having a pretty bad attack would it hurt to take 2?

Check with your doc: Probably b ok but Atarax (hydroxyzine) isn't best for panic attack-- it helps anticipatory anxiety-- need a ssri to treat panic attack in most cases. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take flexeril atarax (hydroxyzine) and hydroxzine at the same time? The pharmacy said something about not mixing hydroxzine but didn't get the whole thing so now I want to know if it's ok to mix hydroxzine with the other meds.

Toomuch: Atarax (hydroxyzine) and hydroxine the same thing . You can take along with flexeril. Remember lessr pill the better and take only if you need it. You did not say your age, as in pediatrics pts lesser dose and no flexeril. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Not adviseable : You can, but I wouldn't advise it. Taking 2 sedating medications at the same time is never a good idea. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can I take ativan and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Caution....: Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Ativan, a benzodiazepine, and Atarax, (hydroxyzine) an antihistiamine, can exacerbate the drowsiness and can lead to sedation. These side effects impair one's ability to execute functions such as driving or operating machinery. Recommending discussing with your doctor first and getting clearance. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you take elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Can you take elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Yes: They both r a little sedative but shouldn't b much of a problem. ...Read more

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Ok to take elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) at the same time?

Elavil & Atarax (hydroxyzine): Main concern is excess sedation. If you have to take both, bedtime dosing is advised. ...Read more

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Can I take my prescription atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety even though it was not prescribed for that?

Talk to your doc: Usually prescribed for itching it is an anxiolytic but that's why u pay your doc! ...Read more

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Can I take hydroxyzine atarax with ibuprofen?

Can I take hydroxyzine atarax with ibuprofen?

Sounds ok: A person who has no problems taking hydroxyzine (Atarax) by itself, and who has no problems taking ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) by itself, should also have no problem taking hydroxyzine and ibuprofen together. The two medications do not have noticeable interactions with one another. ...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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My Dr prescribed Norco 10/325 For knee pain and Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 Mg for anxiety. Can I take Norco and Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 Mg Together or space it out.

My Dr prescribed Norco 10/325 For knee pain and Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 Mg for anxiety. Can I take Norco and Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 Mg Together or space it out.

Good question: Better to hold the atarax (hydroxyzine) till done with the norco, taking both together might cause you CNS depression (e.g. drowsiness), spacing them out, morning and evening may reduce the combined side effects, but the problem is that atarax (hydroxyzine) stays in the system much more than the norco (~ 40 hours for atarax (hydroxyzine) vs ~ 10 for norco), good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications :) ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Can I take nyquil when taking atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) & Nyquil: Can't see reason to combine both. If you have to, take Atarax (hydroxyzine) in daytime & nyquil at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take both elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Is it safe to take both elavil and atarax (hydroxyzine) together?

Caution advised: This combination can increase CNS depression, anticholinergic and other adverse effects (additive effects). I personally would not recommend it. There are other medications which are safer and more effective than Atarax (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Atarax (Definition)

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


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