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Zyrtec For Anxiety
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
Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?
Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more
Prescribed vistiral (hydroxyzine poamate) for anxiety attacks, works great but I need Allegra (fexofenadine) for allergies. Can I take them both?
Yes: taking both is alright if they both help you. But re-evaluate with your provider since they may not be needed for prolonged periods. Stay healthy. ...Read more
Im taking hydroxyzine 10mg daily for anxiety then I'm also taking singulair (montelukast) for sinusitis. I understand hydroxyzine has antihistamine property. Ok?
Time For DroolSchool: We here on the ranch call it"Benadrool"because it can shlog you out.So yes sometimes it can work for calming down. But too much turns it into Bena-DryMouthBlurredVisionKnockedOut-Dryl.So just take one capsule(25mg)or at most 50mg. It's not usually prescribed for this.There are other medications specifically for anxiety. But Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a non-prescription medication and usually safe at proper doses ...Read more
Not immediate: Though i often see decrease in anxiety before antidepressant effects, Paxil (paroxetine) and other antidepressants have long half lives and build up in your system over time. Prevention of panic attacks and decrease in baseline anxiety is the goal. Be patient. Paxil (paroxetine) is a very good anti anxiety medication. ...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
Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe
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?
Clonazepam: Not for daily use. Absolutely not. This is setting you up for a lifetime of being medicated. Neither of these drugs are curing a problem. The underlying problem needs to be solved. ...Read more
May I combine atarax with remeron for treating insomnia? Also can I combine atarax with inderal (propranolol) for treating anxiety?
Talk to your doctor : Combining your meds with other sedating medications is something you should do only after consulting your doctor. You can combine these meds. Just be careful and know that you should not drive after taking your medication. Also, avoid the use of alcohol with these medications. Combining these meds can make you very drowsy. ...Read more
Is allegra (fexofenadine), (fexofenadine) taken daily, a good choice for controlling med allergies and chronic hives? Tried other drugs but didn't care for them, hoping allegra (fexofenadine) ok.
Antidepressant: Antidepressant would be a better choice for the first attempt at treatment. They do not cause tolerance or withdrawal that can lead to dependence. Xanax (alprazolam) does have a higher risk for dependence. Xanax (alprazolam) can make you drowsy and many antidepressants on the market do not. ...Read more
Meds for depression and anxiety: sertroline and citalipram ineffective, prozac (fluoxetine) gives night sweats and anxiety. Other options? Dr said Mirtazapine?
Depression/anxiety: Please try the new medicine your doctor prescribed but you should also see a Psychologist for help. ...Read more
I have daily hive break outs and use Allegra (fexofenadine) but I also have anxiety...could the Allegra (fexofenadine) be exacerbating my anxiety? Is Zyrtec better for anxiety?
Allegra (fexofenadine) vs Zyrtec : Allegra (fexofenadine) does not commonly cause or worsen anxiety. That said it can cause problems when taken in combination with other meds. It might be worth trying Zyrtec to see if there is any difference in your anxiety. Talk to your doctor about it and see what is the best option. Some common SE of Fexofenadine are: headache dizziness diarrhea vomiting pain in the arms, legs, or back. ...Read more
I took zyrtec, over the counter around 5 pm& it is now 11:30 pm. I am prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) by my dr for anxiety. Is it OK take now? I dnt want interact
Potential interactio: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is a 1st generation antihistamine w/potent anticholinergic side effects including sedating (good for anxiety). Zyrtec (cetirizine) is 2nd generation antihistamine w/some sedating properties. So check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1303-775,569-286 which warns of this potential interaction. Always best to inform prescribing docs about everything u take incl OTC ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
22 yr old daughter started taking birth control pills 2 weeks ago and has been having greatly increased anxiety should she just stop now and what symptoms should she expect? She takes advair and zyrtec but no other drugs. Has a tendency to be anxious (3 w
Typical seasonal allergy meds make my anxiety worse (Clarita , zyrtec, (cetirizine)etc). What otc nosespray is good against sneezing/stuffy nose for allergies?
Nasal steroid: Consider a nasal steroid which is available OTC but may take several days to provide optimal benefits. ...Read more
Are there any risks associated with taking 20 mg of Cetirizine nearly every day? It helps with my allergy and for my anxiety too.
No: It is safe to take dailyGet a more detailed answer ›
I was prescribed Vistaril (hydroxyzine) to take as needed for anxiety. Can I also take Cetirizine HCl with it for my seasonal allergies?
Not best combo: Can make u drowsy. Likely got prescribed vistaril (hydroxyzine) as it also helps with allergies/itching. Bug there are too many other medications more effective than vistaril (hydroxyzine). I also suggest u see a clinical psychologist or License Clinical Social Worker for the anxiety. Look into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy=CBT. ...Read more
Allergies and hives: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine that is FDA approved for relieving the symptoms of :: Seasonal Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) from pollen in patients over 2 years old Perennial allergic rhinitis: year round allergies in patients over 6 months old Chronic Urticaria (hives) in those over 6 months old It has been shown to prevent itching and decrease size of mosquito bites! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes with caution: If zyrtec (cetirizine) is needed every day to control symptoms for more than a week or two , a patient needs evaluation as possibly there is a chronic allergic disorder that needs more study, may be another medication needs to be prescribed, some patients are taking zyretc or other antihistamines for extended periods under medical supervision. ...Read more
Overdose: As with any medication, it is possible to overdose on zyrtec (cetirizine). While symptoms will vary, based on certain factors, reported symptoms include restlessness, irritability, and drowsiness. If you believe you have taken a zyrtec overdose, please contact poison control or go to the nearest emergency department. Treatment may involve pumping the stomach or treating any symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer