Atarax 25 mg Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Atarax Tablet

Atarax 25 mg Tablet is used for treatment of anxiety and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal in adults. It is also used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness in adults and children.
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Atarax Tablet side effects

Common
  • Sedation
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Atarax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Atarax 25 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atarax Tablet works

Atarax 25 mg Tablet is an antihistaminic medication. In allergy, it works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine). This relieves allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes. In short-term anxiety, it works by decreasing the activity in brain, thereby helping you feel relaxed/sleepy.

Atarax Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Atarax 25 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Atarax 25 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Atarax 25 mg Tablet may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Atarax 25 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Atarax 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atarax 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Atarax 25 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atarax 25 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Atarax Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Atarax 25 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Atarax 25 mg Tablet to treat allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes or relieve/treat mild anxiety.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a heart disease as Atarax 25 mg Tablet may increase the risk of heart problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • May decrease your alertness. Avoid driving or using machinery if this happens to you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol when taking the Atarax 25 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Atarax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
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Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Brand(s): Risure
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Brand(s): Dizapam
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atarax

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Red pimples and khaj khujli my private part
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
Dear PATIENT A gel twice daily over face and tablet Atarax 25mg at night for itching
Skin allergy I take the tablet tecgin but nothing happened again allergy and boby full hitching pls suggest me
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Tab Atarax 25 at night
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FAQs

Q. Is Atarax hydrochloride a steroid/ narcotic/ benzo/ pain killer /addictive?

Atarax is an antihistaminic drug and not a steroid/ narcotic/ benzo/ pain killer/ addictive. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Atarax a controlled substance/ over the counter (OTC)?

No, Atarax is not a controlled substance. It is available from a pharmacy on providing a doctor's prescription.

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Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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