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Hydroxyzine

FDA Approved: August 24, 1979
Pharm Company: BAXTER HLTHCARE
Category: Anxiety



Hydroxyzine Overview

Hydroxyzine (/hadrkszin/; sold as Vistaril, Atarax) is a first-generation antihistamine of the diphenylmethane and piperazine class. It was first synthesized by Union Chimique Belge in 1956 and was marketed by Pfizer in the United States later the same year,[2] and is still in widespread use today. Due to its antagonistic effects on several receptor systems in the brain, hydroxyzine is claimed to have strong anxiolytic and mild antiobsessive as well as antipsychotic properties.[3] Today it is...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxyzine

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WHAT IS THIS PILL USED FOR AND WHAT IS IT... ## The pill which you are describing is Hydroxyzine 50 mg, manufactured by Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. It is used primarily as an antihistamine for the treatment of itches and irritations, an antiemetic for the reduction of nausea, as a weak analgesic by itself and as an opioid potentiator, and as an anxiolytic for the treatment of anxiety. You can read more about this medication at: Do you have any other questions or information to add? Please post back if you do... ## I HAVE TAKEN AND BEEN ON THIS PILL ITS INDEED HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 MG THEY WORK WELL WITH OTHER MEDICINES. ITS USED FOR MOSTLY SLEEP RELATED CASES. ## The person who said it's for itching is wrong..it's used to help anxiety n insomnia..it's gives a "high" react...
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last year i broke out in hives so the dr. proscribed hydroxyzine hcl 25 mg. . I broke out in hives again wanted to take the pills but they expired in march 2012 is it bad if i take them . ## Hi Peggy, According to Harvard Medical School family health article, except in rare cases (i.e. tetracycline), there is little chance of danger due to taking medications even up to 15 years beyond their expiration date. This conclusion was based upon a study conducted at the request of the US military due to stockpiles of expensive drugs they could otherwise need to replace every few years. The conclusion was that 90% of those drugs remained effective 10 - 15 years after the expiration date. But the question is whether the drug you have kept happens to be one of these drugs from the study... (I have...
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Will hydroxyzine HCL 10mg work for anxiety even if i take it at night time. I dont want to drive while on medication. Is the first day i will be taking it. Ive also read that this medication will make you gain weight, im already scare of having an anxiety attack and finally get some medicine that will help me but thinking of gaining weight makes me panick even more. ## Hello, Kimmy! How are you? It will still have some effect, but it might not be enough. When did your doctor tell you to take it? It can cause a good bit of drowsiness and dizziness, so you likely shouldn't be driving for awhile, until you know how much it affects you. Yes, it can also cause increased appetite and weight gain, since it is an antihistamine and most of them are known to do that. However, there's no w...
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I was prescribed this for my anxiety and I cant swallow pills so I was wondering if you can open the capsule and take with apple sauce? ## Hello, Sweetpea! How are you doing? Yes, unless your doctor or pharmacist has specifically instructed you not to do so, it's safe to do, since this is not a time released medication. Learn more Hydroxyzine details here. Side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and sedation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was prescribed this for my anxiety and I cant swallow pills so I was wondering if you can open the capsule and take with apple sauce?
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whart is H 106, APO 083 for? ## Hello, Tita! How are you? The tablet with the H 106 marking contains 25mgs of Hydroxyzine, which is an antihistamine that is used to treat allergic reactions, nausea and for its sedative like effects. Side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and sedation. The tablet with the APO 083 on it contains 20mgs of Paroxetine, which is an SSRI antidepressant. Its side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?
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Which is stronger hydroxyzine 50mg, 25mg or 10mg ## Hello, Josephine! How are you? I know prescription medications can be confusing, but the higher the number the higher the dose. Thankfully, they have not defied basic math. :-) Thus, the 50mg is the strongest one. This is an antihistamine that is used to treat allergic reaction, nausea and for its sedative like effects. Side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
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what is this pill for? ## Hello, Tita! How are you? A round, white tablet with H over 106 on one side and blank on the other is listed as containing 25mgs of Hydroxyzine, which is an antihistamine that is commonly used to treat allergic reactions and for its sedative like properties. Most of its side effects are related to those properties and include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and somnolence. Is there anything else I can help with?
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I took hydroxyzine that expired in 2009. its 2014 now. whats gonna happen ## Hello, Ash! How are you doing? This medication doesn't turn toxic, once expired, it just loses effectiveness. Thus, it will most likely not work as well as it did, when it was new, but it shouldn't cause any harm. However, if you require such a medication, it would be best to dispose of your expired stock and get a new prescription. Side effects to this medication may include nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, sedation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
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I have had a total body itch for about 3 years. Hydroxyzine was prescribed but hasn't done much good. What can I take instead? ## Hello, Arvil! How are you? I am very sorry about the problem that you're having. You may be able to raise the dosage to see if it helps, if your doctor approves. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. But what type of doctor are you consulting? If you've not seen a dermatologist, that would be the best thing to do in order to get to the root of the problem. Are you on any other medications? Have you tried changing the soaps you use? There are many possible causes, so you need to look at everything to determine what might be causing the issue.
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Hydroxyzine
  • Capsule: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg, eq 100mg hcl, eq 25mg hcl, eq 50mg hcl
  • Injection: 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml
  • Suspension: 25mg/5ml, eq 25mg hcl/5ml
  • Syrup: 10mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 10mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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