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Can help: Atarax (hydroxyzine, also sold as vistiril) is a sedating antihistamine. In addition to relieving anxiety, it can also help allergic itching, nausea, & motion sickness. It is non-addictive but can cause drowsiness & other (mostly minor) side-effects. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000796/. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Itching: You probably need to see an allergist to identify the cause of the itch. Sometimes it can be an allergy or a skin condition or an immune problem. Some tests are warranted at your age to find the problem. ...Read more
Anx yes, panic no: Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, and like others in this category, has a calming and sedating effect, usually mild in the usual doses given. Thus, it is a safe and non-addictive option to treat anxiety. Panic attacks are a different thing: sudden, intense, often not triggered by anything obvious. Atarax probably won't help with panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take .50mg Xanax (alprazolam)/10mg Claritin daily for anxiety & allergies. Took Xanax (alprazolam) but dunno if I took Claritin. Feel miserable-Ok to take another Claritin?
Yes: Claritin is a second generation antihistamine which causes much less drowsiness than first generation antihistamine, like benadryl (diphenhydramine). The number of people who feel drowsy on Claritin is so low that it is labeled "non-drowsy". But each of us is unique. I have plenty of patients who feel drowsy on claritin, especially petite women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Citalopram and Buspirone are both described as being effective for anxiety. The magnitude of the difference between their effects is likely small if studied formally in a research setting although my experience with both is that i would predict someone would experience more comprehensive reduction in the severity of their anxiety and panic attacks in the context of citalopram treatment. ...Read more
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Terrible hives&hot flashes.Rx'd 10mg zyrtec daily&often take benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime.Safe 2gether?What about 20mg zyrtec w benadryl (diphenhydramine)?What else wrks 4 hives
Avoid combination: Both Zyrtec & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are antihistamines and as such, should not be taken together in same 24hr period due to potential interactions (http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=896-1617,569-286). Maximum dose of Zyrtec is 10mg daily so best to avoid exceeding that amount. Check out goo.gl/2dmzkm, goo.gl/v31okZ & http://goo.gl/uYTfTC for more info re chronic urticaria (hives). ...Read more
30female suffer fron chronuc anxitey.Ive been on buspar (buspirone).Atarax.Then elavil. Buspar (buspirone) worked best.But still having anxiety attcks.Major shortness breathe?
Manage anxiety : By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Meds alone are not a good solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've depression + manic episodes postnatal depression generalised anxiety which meds best fluoxetine quetipine olanzapine or mirtazapine?
PostNatal Depression: Because patients' responses to these drugs, singly or in combination, are varied and dependent on each patient's specific condition, it is best to defer to your managing physician who will monitor your condition and response to treatment closely and titrate the doses of these drugs accordingly for optimum effect. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends: All 3 of the mentioned new generation antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, (fexofenadine) clarinex) are effective for treating allergic rhinitis and hives. What's interesting is that each individual person may respond better to one over the other. While every allergist probably has his/her favorite, truth is...They all work. If not happy with one, try a different one! ...Read more
Yes: Both types of Zyrtec contain an antihistamine that dry up excess secretions. Zyrtec-D has an additional decongestant to clear stopped up nasal passages that happen when the dried secretions and inflamed mucosa obstruct your narrow nasal airways and make it impossible to move air through your nostrils well. ...Read more