Atarax Syrup


Uses of Atarax Syrup

Atarax Syrup 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.

Atarax Syrup side effects

  • 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 Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Atarax Syrup works

Atarax Syrup 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

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

What if you miss a dose of Atarax Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Atarax Syrup, 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 Syrup 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 Syrup 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 Syrup, 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
Brand(s): Zuroxy, Roxilim, Rox Thro
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
Brand(s): Risure
Brand(s): Dizapam
Brand(s): Psycopan, Anxionil
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil
Brand(s): Konit

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Atarax

I am suffering from red rashes on entire body with heavy itching. I have already consulted so many doctors, but still my problem is as usual. Alopathy, Ayurveda etc all I have tried and didn't get right remedy. Kindly help me out.
Dr. Aditya Favade
Skin Specialist
Tab. Atarax 10mg 1 tablet daily at night Dewasoft Lotion Twice in a day application
For my son , There is a red rashes on body, Age 6.5 years
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
apply momate Lotion. - twice daily for 7daystake tab atarax (10)-1 tab twice daily for 10days to reduce itching
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User Feedback


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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
We do not facilitate sale of this product at present