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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Wake Up Every Couple Hours When Using Hydroxyzine

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Is taking hydroxyzine 10mg every day for anxiety bad?

Is taking hydroxyzine 10mg every day for anxiety bad?

Usually fine: Hydroxyzine can be used off label for anxiety. In low dose generally safe and non addicting. ...Read more

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Due to sleep pattern, can I take Hydroxyzine (50mg/day) divided to 3 unequal doses; 2 DAY doses of 12.5mg every 6h followed by 25mg dose before sleep?

Due to sleep pattern, can I take Hydroxyzine (50mg/day) divided to 3 unequal doses; 2 DAY doses of 12.5mg every 6h followed by 25mg dose before sleep?

Sleep pattern?: Hydroxyzine may cause drowsiness for many hours and usually one would take a single dose at bedtime for this purpose. Depending on the person, some may get very drowsy with 12.5 mg others not even 100 mg. Are you thinking about sleep in 2-3 hrs cycle all through the day? Do realize it may impact your job and driving performance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been prescribed alprazolam and atarax (hydroxyzine). is it ok to get out of bed before I wake up naturally?

What to do if I have been prescribed alprazolam and atarax (hydroxyzine). is it ok to get out of bed before I wake up naturally?

Don't understand?: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting drug, and if you are taking it at night, it likely would be at very low levels by morning. Atarax is a somewhat sedating antihistamine, but if you are taking that at night, there is not much likelihood of morning residual effects. If it is bothering you, I would talk with your doctor about reducing the dose. Don't know what you mean by 'naturally? - not using alarm? ...Read more

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Prescribed Hydroxyzine as a sleep aid. I take 25mg every night. Would I ever develop dependence/tolerance over the years?

Prescribed Hydroxyzine as a sleep aid. I take 25mg every night. Would I ever develop dependence/tolerance over the years?

Unlikely: This is primarily an antihistamine and usually safe. Caution has been issued that it may have some adverse effects on the heart for some patients especially among those over 65. Its anticholinergic effect may potentially impact memory functioin as well. On the whole, the risk for these side effects are low. ...Read more

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Hydroxyzine made me feel lightheaded every time I stood up or took a deep breath the day after, long after it should have been out of my system, why?

Hydroxyzine made me feel lightheaded every time I stood up or took a deep breath the day after, long after it should have been out of my system, why?

Long acting: The antihistaminic effect of Hydroxyzine lasts for at least 72 hours. However it is unusual but not impossible for the sedating effect to last more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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My 6 month boy (formulafed) doesn't sleep during day, wakes up at slightest sound. He sleeps for 7-8hrs at night. Total<10hrs/day. Can I give him Atarax (hydroxyzine)?

My 6 month boy (formulafed) doesn't sleep during day, wakes up at slightest sound. He sleeps for 7-8hrs at night. Total<10hrs/day. Can I give him Atarax (hydroxyzine)?

No: Consider providing him a quieter and darker room during the day if possible. I strongly advise using a medication to induce sleeping on a regular basis especially on an infant this young. Pills do not provide good quality sleep. If he appears to be healthy otherwise, don't intervene for your own convenience. ...Read more

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On paxil (paroxetine) propranolol tried neorotin trilptol hydroxyzine and just about every antidepressant for anxiety and panic any advice?

On paxil (paroxetine) propranolol tried neorotin trilptol hydroxyzine and just about every antidepressant for anxiety and panic any advice?

Anxiety and panic: I understand your frustration.
Paxil, Propranolol, Neurontin, Hydroxyzine are not specific Medications for panic symptoms.
Antidepressant medications and Neurontin can cause Anxiety.
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Discuss with Psychiatrist Ativan, Xanax, (alprazolam) Therapy, Relaxation, Meditation ...Read more

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If I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to sleep and don't get any side effects like dry mouth, will taking hydroxyzine give me dry mouth? Bad taking everyday?

If I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to sleep and don't get any side effects like dry mouth, will taking hydroxyzine give me dry mouth? Bad taking everyday?

May be: Side effects are unpredictable, hydroxyzine is rather a stronger antihistamine than Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) you don't want to combine them unless under doctor's supervision. As for taking hydroxyzine daily, some do but again under doctor's advice and supervision. Tolerance can develop, meaning that you have to increase the dose to get the same effect, best wishes ...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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25 mg of hydroxyzine makes me unbelievably hungry for 24 hours. Is this normal?

25 mg of hydroxyzine makes me unbelievably hungry for 24 hours. Is this normal?

Not uncommon: With first generation, and some of second generation antihistamines, it would resolve with continual use, but if not, and is really bothersome, hold the medication and ask your doctor for an alternative, best wishes ...Read more

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Is it OK to take Zaleplon 5mg a few hours after taking Hydroxyzine 25mg? (I take Zaleplon about twice a week.)

Is it OK to take Zaleplon 5mg a few hours after taking Hydroxyzine 25mg? (I take Zaleplon about twice a week.)

Drowsiness: Hi, Thank you for your question.

It should be okay to take it together. You should hopefully sleep well tonight.

Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions.
Dr. M ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine and beer be taken at the same, or does there have to be so many hours in between that they need to be separated?

Can hydroxyzine and beer be taken at the same, or does there have to be so many hours in between that they need to be separated?

Yes but: The sedating effects are additive. Thus if you take a hydroxyzine, you need to cut down the beer intake. The effects vary from person to person but count a cap of hydroxyzine as a large mug of beer. If you can only tolerate 2 mugs, then 1 mug would likely get you there. Be aware at the sedating effect of hydroxyzine may be as high as 2-3 mugs for some people. ...Read more

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If I took robaxin (methocarbamol) 15 hours ago, is it OK to take hydroxyzine now? How much time do I need to take between each one?

If I took robaxin (methocarbamol) 15 hours ago, is it OK to take hydroxyzine now? How much time do I need to take between each one?

Ok together: The major concern is the potentially additive drowsiness effect from taking both drugs at the same time. However Robaxin (methocarbamol) causes sedation in just a small number of people. If you want to be ultra safe, allow a gap of 4 hours. If you are going to bed anyway, I don't see the need for waiting. ...Read more

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Is it OK to drink alcohol 12 hours after taking hydroxyzine?

Is it OK to drink alcohol 12 hours after taking hydroxyzine?

Probably: Shouldn't be a problem but quantity of each &! any other factors effecting your metabolizing should be considered. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydroxyzine and clonazepam 4 hours apart?

Better not: Hydroxzine stays in your system long enough, and clonazepam too, both together can cause CNS depression and psychomotor impairment, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, please call your doctor for an alternative, take care ...Read more

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Hi. I was prescribed atarax (hydroxyzine) for anxiety. About an hour after taking it my hr shot to 104bpm. I guess it did the opposite? Don't take again correct?

Probably ok: 104 is slightly fast, but not very. Our hearts often normally reach such a rate temporarily during the day. Typically hydroxyzine doesn't cause an increase in heart rate. But it is not a very powerful medicine for anxiety. IF you had anxiety at the time of the 104 heart rate, it just may not have been working very well. Perhaps some reassurance that a temporary hr of 104 is not serious? ...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?

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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I am taking Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and hydroxyzine can I take oxycodone- acetaminophen if I haven't taken hydroxyzine in 24 hours? Any interactions??

I am taking Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and hydroxyzine can I take oxycodone- acetaminophen if I haven't taken hydroxyzine in 24 hours? Any interactions??

See details: The larger question is why is a 20 year on antidepressants, multiple antianxiety agents and now narcotic analgesics? This combination should concern you. ...Read more

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If my 4 year old had albuterol nebulizer treatment an hour ago, can I still give him his prescription hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml for postnasaldrip cough now?

If my 4 year old had albuterol nebulizer treatment an hour ago, can I still give him his prescription hydroxyzine 10mg/5ml for postnasaldrip cough now?

Salt water nose drop: Hydroxazine has a drying effect and could dry the secretions in your childs chest counteracting the effect of the albuterol. Therefore, I would use saline nose drops for his nose. ...Read more