Mental Health

Hydroxyzine

Generic For Atarax
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Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used to relieve itching caused by allergic skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis (eczema), contact dermatitis and hives. Due to its effects on certain receptors in the brain, it may also be used to treat anxiety and tension. It is taken as needed and is for short-term use (less than 4 months) since tolerance develops over time and may decrease effectiveness of hydroxyzine.

  • Hydroxyzine is a prescription antihistamine used to treat itching and helps to control anxiety and tension
  • Taken as 25 mg up to 3 to 4 times a day as needed, with or without food
  • May be taken at night for occasional insomnia associated with anxiety
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  • Side Effects

    Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, and constipation. Severe side effects may include cognitive dysfunction, QT prolongation and torsades de pointes, and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis.

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