Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL)
What is Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL) used for?
Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL) is used to treat nervousness caused by mood disorders such as anxiety and dementia. It can also be used to treat itchiness, sneezing, hives and runny nose caused by allergies. This drug helps to relax patients by reducing activity in the central nervous system. It also acts as an antihistamine by reducing the chemical histamine in the body.
How should I use Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL)?
Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL) tablets should be taken orally, 3 to 4 times daily or as recommended by your physician. Patients should always consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct amount can be prescribed to them. You should never exceed the dosage prescribed to you.
What are the side effects of Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL)?
Some side effects which have been reported by patients taking Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL) include:
Consult your physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if you notice mood changes, tremors, decreased or painful urination, irregular heartbeat, hallucinations or seizures.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, especially breathing problems, glaucoma, heart problems, kidney disorders or liver disease, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Patients who are allergic to cetirizine should inform their physician before taking this medication.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.