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Generic Name: Hydroxyzine hye-DROX-ee-zeen hyDROX-ee’-zeen [hye-DROX-ee-zeen]
Classifications of Drugs: Antihistamines, miscellaneous anxiolytics, anxiolytics, and sedatives

It is believed that the Atarax brand name has been taken off the market in the U.S. In the event that generic variants of this medication are approved by the FDA, it is possible that there are generic alternatives.

What is Atarax?

Atarax lowers the activity of your central nervous system. It also functions as an antihistamine, which reduces the chemical histamine that is naturally present in the body. Histamine may cause symptoms like a running nose, sneezing, or hives on the skin.

Atarax is used as a sedative to ease tension and anxiety. It is also used with other medicines to provide anesthesia.

Atarax can also be used to treat skin allergic reactions such as hives and contact dermatitis.

Atarax could be used for other purposes that aren't listed in this guide.


You shouldn't take Atarax if your body is allergic to hydroxyzine or you are pregnant.

Before you start taking Atarax, consult your physician if you have seizures, liver disease, or kidney disease.The medication could affect your ability to think or react. Be aware if you are driving or engaging in any activity that requires you to be aware.

Stop taking Atarax and contact your doctor immediately if you notice an adverse reaction that is serious, like tremors, confusion, or seizures, or even muscles that are twitching in your tongue, eyes, jaw, neck, orDrinking alcohol can trigger the effects of hydroxyzine in certain people.

Before You Take This Drug

You shouldn't take Atarax if you have an allergy to hydroxyzine or are pregnant.

To ensure that you are able to safely take Atarax, inform your doctor if you suffer from any of the following health conditions:

  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder;

  • Asthma, emphysema, or another breathing issue;

  • Glaucoma;

  • Heart disease and high blood pressure

  • Gastric ulcers, obstruction, or obstruction in the stomach or intestines of your

  • Thyroid disorder;

  • Prostate enlargement or issues with urination

  • Liver disease liver disease

  • kidney disease.

Do not take Atarax without consulting your physician if you are pregnant. It could cause harm to the unborn baby. Utilize effective birth control and inform your doctor if you are pregnant while receiving treatment.

It is unclear if it is possible to introduce hydroxyzine into breast milk or whether it is harmful to nursing babies. Don't take this medication without consulting your physician when you breastfeed your baby.Senior citizens are more susceptible to experiencing negative side effects as a result of this medication.

How to Take Atarax?

Use Atarax exactly as directed by your physician. Don't take it in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than prescribed. Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription.

Consume this medicine along with a cup of fluid.

Measure Atarax syrup using a spoon or cup for measuring doses and not a standard spoon for table use. If you don't have an instrument for measuring doses, request one from your pharmacist. one.Keep at room temperature, free of heat and moisture.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you can remember. Do not take any missed doses if you are close to the time of your next dose. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What Happens If I Overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, and feeling like you might pass out.

What Should Be Avoided?

The medicine may affect your reactions or thinking. Be cautious if you drive or engage in activities that require you to be aware.

Drinking alcohol can trigger the effects of Atarax.

Side Effects Of Atarax

See a doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction to Atarax: hives; difficulty breathing; and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Stop taking Atarax and contact your doctor right away in the event of an adverse reaction that is serious, like:

  • Muscles that are tense in your tongue, eyes, or jaw;

  • The tremor (uncontrolled shake);

  • Confusion 

  • Seizure (convulsions).

Less severe side effects from Atarax could include:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;

  • Dry mouth, blurred vision blurred vision;

  • Headache.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction With Other Drugs

Before you take Atarax, consult your physician if you frequently take other medications that make you sleepy (such as allergy or cold medication, sedatives, opioid pain medication, sleeping medication, muscle relaxers, and medications to treat depression, seizures, and anxiety). They may contribute to the sleepiness caused by Atarax.

This list isn't exhaustive, and other drugs could interfere with hydroxyzine. Discuss with your doctor the medications you are taking. This includes prescription, over-the-counter vitamins, herbal, and vitamin products. Don't begin any new medication without first talking to your physician.



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