Hydroxyzine

Information about Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine Uses

Hydroxyzine is used in the treatment of Anxiety and Skin conditions with inflammation & itching.

How Hydroxyzine works

Hydroxyzine 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.

Common side effects of Hydroxyzine

Sedation, Nausea, Vomiting, Upset stomach, Constipation, Diarrhea, Loss of appetite
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Available Medicine for Hydroxyzine

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PruYash Pharma Laboratories Pvt Ltd
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HydilPsychotropics India Ltd
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PrutripKivi Labs Ltd
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HynoraxBennet Pharmaceuticals Limited
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ArotexOrganic Laboratories
26 to ₹514 variant(s)

Expert advice for Hydroxyzine

  • You have been prescribed Hydroxyzine 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 Hydroxyzine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a heart disease as Hydroxyzine may increase the risk of heart problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.

Frequently asked questions for Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine

Q. What is Hydroxyzine? What is it used for?

Hydroxyzine belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines, which means it is an anti-allergy medicine. It is used to treat various allergic skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Hydroxyzine effectively reduces symptoms such as swelling, itching and redness associated with such conditions. It also helps relieve excessive anxiety or worry in people who are supposed to undergo a surgery or have recently undergone a surgery. It calms the brain and makes such people feel better.

Q. Is Hydroxyzine safe?

Hydroxyzine is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How does Hydroxyzine work for allergies?

Hydroxyzine works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of a natural chemical in our body, called histamine, that causes allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Hydroxyzine?

If you forget a dose of Hydroxyzine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Hydroxyzine effective?

Hydroxyzine is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Hydroxyzine too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can I stop taking Hydroxyzine when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Hydroxyzine without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the condition is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Hydroxyzine?

Before starting treatment with Hydroxyzine, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney, heart or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. If you have had an allergic reaction to any similar medicine earlier, tell your doctor before starting your treatment. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

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