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Composition for ATARAX

Hydroxyzine(6 mg)

food interaction for ATARAX

alcohol interaction for ATARAX

pregnancy interaction for ATARAX

lactation interaction for ATARAX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Atarax 6 mg drop at a fixed time.
Atarax 6 mg drop may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ATARAX

Hydroxyzine(6 mg)

Uses

Atarax 6 mg drop is used in the treatment of allergic disorders.

How it works

Atarax 6 mg drop belongs to the group of medicines called antihistamines with antimuscarinic and sedative properties. It acts by inhibiting histamine receptor-mediated reactions, such as vasodilation, flare and itch reactions and sneezing.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Anxiety, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Dry nose, Dry throat, Dry skin, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Nasal congestion, Chest congestion, Skin redness, Stomach upset

Common Dosage for ATARAX 6 MG DROP

Patients taking ATARAX 6 MG DROP

  • 40%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Alternate Day
  • 20%
    Twice A Day
  • 10%
    Thrice A Day
  • 10%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for ATARAX

4 Substitutes
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  • HICOPE 6 MG DROP
    (15 ML drop in packet)
    Mankind Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 2.17/ML of drop
    generic_icon
    Rs. 32.50
    save 20% more per ML of drop
  • PRU 6 MG DROP
    (15 ML drop in packet)
    Yash Pharma Laboratories Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 2.07/ML of drop
    generic_icon
    Rs. 31
    save 24% more per ML of drop
  • AZON 6MG DROPS
    (15 ML drop in packet)
    Divine Lifecare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 2/ML of drop
    generic_icon
    Rs. 30
    save 26% more per ML of drop
  • HYDROX 6MG DROPS
    (15 ML drop in packet)
    Monichem Healthcare Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 2.80/ML of drop
    generic_icon
    Rs. 42
    pay 3% more per ML of drop

Top Physicians

  • Dr. Khoobsurat Najma
    MBBS
    4.9
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    MBBS, MD
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  • Dr. Ashutosh Shukla
    MBBS, MD, Diploma, Fellowship
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    MBBS, MD, Diploma
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  • Dr. R. S. Rawat
    MBBS, MD
    4.5

Expert advice for ATARAX

  • Do not start or continue the hydroxyzine tablets, if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to hydroxyzine or any of the other ingredients of hydroxyzine tablet.
  • The drug can cause drowsiness or dizziness. Do not take hydroxyzine with other medicines that cause drowsiness like other antihistamines, pain or sleep medications or alcohol.
  • Stop using hydroxyzine and call your doctor immediately, if you have a serious side effect such as tremors, confusion, seizures, or restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck.
  • Do not use hydroxyzine without telling your doctor, if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions for ATARAX

Hydroxyzine

Q.Is hydroxyzine hydrochloride a steroid/ narcotic/ benzo/ pain killer /addictive?
No, it 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 hydroxyzine a controlled substance/ over the counter (OTC)?
No, it is not controlled substance. It is available with doctor's prescription only

Q.Is hydroxyzine Hcl like Xanax?
No, hydroxyzine Hcl is different from Xanax. Xanax contains the drug alprazolam.Both Xanax and hydroxyzine are used for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.Can I take hydroxyzine for allergies/ pain/ anxiety/ cold?
Hydroxyzine is specifically used for the management of anxiety, itching due to allergies.Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q.How much hydroxyzine can I take for anxiety/for sleep?
Patient should take hydroxyzine for prescribed dose and duration as advised by doctor

Q.Can I take hydroxyzine with Benadryl/ Nyquil/ tramadol/ Lexapro/ Ambien/ Paxil/ Percocet/ Advil/ cyclobenzaprine/ Tylenol?
Taking other medicines with hydroxyzine may alter the effects of hydroxyzine. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does hydroxyzine lower blood pressure /raise blood pressure/ make you tired/ make you gain weight/ get you high/ hair loss/ drowsiness?
Hydroxyzine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon; however consult your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 July, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)