How Do Different Doses Of Hydroxyzine Work?

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Curious Says:

My boyfriend was prescribed to take (2) 25 mg tabs of hydroxyzine at night but it doesn't work that well and when he takes (1) of my 50 mg tabs it's more effective and works better. Does the higher dosage of the same medication absorb differently or quicker than the lower dosage?

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Verwon Says:

No, there should not be any significant difference.

The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination, hypotension, and dehydration.

What issues is he experiencing that makes him feel that taking 2 of the 25mg tablets isn't working as well?

Has he consulted his doctor about prescribing the 50mg dose?

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Curious Says:

He was originally prescribed it when he had hives last year and i think he started taking 2 because 1 tab wasnt really working for the itch (he's a big guy, 6'4" 400 lbs). When i told him that my dr prescribes me hydroxyzine to help me with anxiety and insomnia, he tried taking 2 of whatever he had left after the itching went away to help him sleep and it helped him some (he has extreme problems getting sleep and has gone 3 days with 4 hrs sleep). So when he ran out he asked me for 1 of mine and they seem to help him fall asleep a lot faster than his even though it equals the same amount of mg (50). He hasn't talked to his dr yet but he's going to soon about getting 50 mg tabs instead of the 25mg tabs.

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