Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

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.
Psychologically Addi. It is not physically addictive but it is psychologically.Some patients do get withdrawl which is psychological and often overdose on it.
No. It suppresses itching so that when you stop the Atarax (hydroxyzine) the itching may return.

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What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Sleepy. Atarax is an anti-histamine and can make you sleepy. Some of my patients say it 'wires' them instead of making them tired. Children especially can have this paradoxical reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is just a good and cheaper with no prescription needed. Read more...
Sedation. The most common side effect of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is sedation. If you are doing something such as driving or working with machinery where sedation could put you at risk it would be wise to be cautious and either avoid the behavior or the atarax (hydroxyzine). Read more...
Sedation. There are antihistamines which will not make you sleepy. Or do you take it as a tranquilizer? Read more...

Can Atarax (hydroxyzine) cause weight changes?

Possibly. Atarax (hydroxyzine) can cause nausea and vomiting in some, which will of course affect calorie intake. In more unusual cases, it can affect your appetite directly. SO weight changes are a possibility. Your history of gastritis suggests many other possibilities as well. It would be a good idea to discuss this with your doctor for further evaluation of these other possibilities. Read more...
Not likely. There are rare reports of hydroxyzine (Atarax) causing loss of appetite that can lead to weight loss. There are other rare reports of this drug causing decreased physical activity due to increased sleepiness that could lead to weight gain with prolonged use. Both are very rare. . Read more...

Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg. Uses and side effects?

Itching, anxiety. 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...

Is 150mg of atarax (hydroxyzine) life threatening?

No. but the tolerance varies among people. Some people will get knocked out with 10 mg , others 150 mg. If you are contemplating suicide, call the suicide hotline now .For all intent and purpose, it is unwise to take medication above the recommendation without consulting your doctor. Read more...

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) work for all types of anxiety?

No. Atarax (hydroxyzine) won't help all kinds of anxiety, like obsessive compulsive disorder or phobias. It's best to speak with your physician, who can determine the kind of anxiety you have and the best treatments. Hope this helps. Read more...