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Atarax Drops

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Overview

Atarax Syrup side effects

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

How to use Atarax Syrup

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Atarax Drops may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atarax Syrup works

Atarax Drops 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 Syrup related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Atarax Drops may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Atarax Drops 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 Drops may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
Atarax Drops may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Atarax Drops should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atarax Drops may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Atarax Drops should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atarax Drops may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Atarax Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Atarax Drops, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Atarax Drops 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 Drops 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 Drops, 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): Panik
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Brand(s): Dizapam
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Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
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Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
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Brand(s): Konit
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Brand(s): Risure
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Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
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Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atarax

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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
I am itching like a dog from last 40 days on all over the body i take citrizine for itching but it does not effect now i m feeling helplessIt was starting after fever i had fever for a week
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Tab atarax 25 at night for few days
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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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