Atarax is used in the treatment of allergic disorders and the symptoms it may cause.
How it Works
Atarax is known as a sedating antihistamine. Histamine can produce symptoms of itching, or hives on the skin. Antihistamine such as Atarax reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body which thus cures the symptoms of allergic reactions.
Common Side effects
Some of the potential side effects of Atarax can include the symptoms below; Chest pain or discomfort, Cough, Fainting, Fast heartbeat, Difficulty with swallowing, Dizziness, Hives, itching, or skin rash, Irregular or slow heart rate.
This drug is very beneficial to manage mild mental illness caused by depression or anxiety. It is also very useful to treat some allergic conditions like atopic and dermatoses, chronic urticaria, and histamine mediated pruritus. Due to the effective qualities of this drug, it is considered as an anti-allergic drug that can be used for the treatment of many conditions.
Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that reduces histamine in your body, which causes hives on the skin, runny nose, or sneezing. This drug is used to control activities in the central nervous system. It works as a tranquilizer to treat tension and anxiety as well. This drug is also used to cure some allergic skin problems such as contact dermatitis. It is also prescribed, in combination with other drugs, by doctors to treat some other diseases. Ask your pharmacist or doctor for more information regarding the proper use of this drug.
Dosage and administration
This drug is available in tablet form in 10 mg or 25 mg strengths. Dosage of this drug depends on your medical condition, response to the treatment, age, and weight. Usually, it is to be taken three to four times a day. Try to take your doses at the same time each day on a regular basis to get the most benefit out of the medication. Do not vary the dosage unless suggested by your doctor or pharmacist. Even if you feel fine, do not stop taking the medication until you are ordered to do so by your doctor. Get your prescription refilled by your doctor before it gets exhausted.
Inform your doctor if you are allergic to this drug or if you have experienced any allergic reactions to any other medication.Consult your doctor and stop taking this medication immediately if you feel any allergic reactions or side effects while consuming this drug.During pregnancy, use this drug only if it is prescribed by your doctor. Seek advice regarding proper use from your doctor.It is best to inform your doctor about your medical history, if you have had any surgeries or if you have any diseases related to the heart, kidney, or liver.Let your doctor or pharmacist know if you have diabetes or high blood pressure.You may experience blurred vision or dizziness while taking this drug. Do not drive or operate any machinery that needs you to be fully alert.
Hydroxyzine may cause some side effects if you are allergic to it or if proper prescription is not followed.Dry mouth, throat, and nose.Stomach upset, general weakness, and drowsiness.Headaches, dizziness, and chest congestion.Skin infection and rashes.Difficulty in breathing and swallowing.