Atarax (Hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine, this is a medicine to treat anxiety and sedation before and after general anesthesia. Also it helps from hives and contact dermatitis (e.g., poison ivy) and is used for relieving pain or allergy symptoms, and preventing or treating nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness.
Better take Atarax with food, in this way it will irritate the stomach less. Don’t chow the pill, swallow it as whole.
If you miss a dose of Atarax, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take it if it is almost time for the next dose.
Atarax Safety information
Do not take Atarax with alcohol. Keep away from children. Store at a room temperature away from light.. To find out if it is possible o take Atarax with other medicine, consult your healthcare provider.
Do not use Atarax if you are in the first trimester of pregnancy. It is forbidden to take Atarax if you take you are taking sodium oxybate (GHB) or you are allergic to any of its components.
Don’t do any unsafe tasks like driving if you take Atarax first time and are unsure about your reaction on it.
Do not breast-feed while taking Atarax.
Atarax Side effects
Sometimes allergic reaction may happen if you take Atarax. Consult your doctor before taking Atarax. Don’t take it if you are allergic to it or to any of its components. If severe allergic reaction has happened, call emergency.
If any of the following side effects occur, seek immediate medical attention:
- dry mouth, rash;
- difficulty breathing;
- tightness in the chest;
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue.