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Hydrox 6mg Drop


Overview

Introduction

Hydrox 6mg Drop is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms of skin allergy like itching, swelling, and rashes. It is also used to treat anxiety and helps to get relaxed before or after surgery.

Hydrox 6mg Drop should be taken with or without food, but take it at the same time every day to get the most benefit.  It should be taken as your doctor's advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.  You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. In case, you have missed any doses than it is better to take the next dose as soon as you remember it. However, you should never take a double dose.

The most common side effects of this medicine include sedation, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and constipation.  If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. You must avoid driving or attention-seeking activity while on treatment.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have heart problems or have high blood pressure, have liver or kidney problems. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Generally, it is advised to avoid alcohol while on treatment. 

Uses of Hydrox Drop

Side effects of Hydrox Drop

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

How to use Hydrox Drop

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. Hydrox 6mg Drop may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Hydrox Drop works

Hydrox 6mg Drop 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Hydrox 6mg Drop may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Hydrox 6mg Drop during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hydrox 6mg Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Hydrox 6mg Drop may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Driving
UNSAFE
Hydrox 6mg Drop may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hydrox 6mg Drop should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hydrox 6mg Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Hydrox 6mg Drop should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hydrox 6mg Drop may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hydrox Drop?

If you miss a dose of Hydrox 6mg Drop, 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

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Hydrox 6mg Drop to treat allergy symptoms such as such as itching, swelling, and rashes or relieve/treat mild anxiety.
  • May decrease your alertness. Avoid driving or using machinery if this happens to you.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol when taking the Hydrox 6mg Drop, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a heart disease as Hydrox 6mg Drop may increase the risk of heart problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hydrox with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Zuvair
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam, Alwel, Tenzo
MODERATE
Brand(s): Histiwel, Histanil, Behop
MODERATE
Brand(s): Equblam
MODERATE

Patient Concerns

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Allergic skin conditions in leg
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
kindly send the Pictures of affected area.
Sinus prblm facing prblm in inhalation allergic condition
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Ayurveda
Use BADAM ROGAN TAIL - 1-1 Drop in each nostril( Nose opening ) at night.
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FAQs

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

Hydrox 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 Hydrox a controlled substance/ over the counter (OTC)?

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

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References
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