Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride)
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride General Information
Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) is used to treat itching caused by an allergy. Allergies are a number of conditions. It may be caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system. It is typically harmless substances in the environment.
This medication may also be used to treat anxiety for a short-term. It may help you feel sleepy or relaxed before and after surgery.
How does Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) work?
Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) competes with histamine for binding at H1 receptor sites. It is on the effector cell surface. It results in suppression of histaminic edema, pruritus, and flare. The sedative properties of this drug happen at the subcortical level of the CNS. Secondary to its central anticholinergic actions, it may be effective as an antiemetic. It blocks the natural substance that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
Why use Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride)?
Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) belongs to the class of medications called antihistamine. It contains an active ingredient of Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride. It occurs as a white and odorless powder which is very soluble in water. It comes as a tablet for oral use. It is available in the strengths of 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg. The Food and Drug Administration FDA has already approved this medication.
How to use Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride)?
The recommended dosage is based on your condition, age, weight, and response. It is important to take each dose exactly as it is prescribed.
This prescription is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken 3-4 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the drug as a whole. Do not break or chew it. After taking the medicine, wash your hands properly. Remember to take it in the same way and at the same time every day.
What are the side-effects of Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride)?
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
Warnings and Precautions
- Inform your doctor if you have any medical history.
- Let your doctor know if you are taking another medication (vitamins or herbal products).
- If there is a sign of an overdose, call your doctor right away.
- This drug should not be used to treat another medical condition.
- Do not twice the prescribed dosage. It may cause another complication.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place away from heat or moisture.