Atarax is the brand name of the medication hydroxyzine, which lowers activity in the central nervous system and acts as an antihistamine, lowering the natural histamine in your body. Histamine may produce runny nose, sneezing, and hives. Hydroxyzine may be used to treat allergic skin reactions, as sedative, and other purposes not listed here.
Take this medication in an exact manner that your doctor prescribes it to you. You should not alter your dosage or treatment duration length unless told to by your doctor. You should take this medication with a full glass of water. If using the liquid form, use proper tools provided by your doctor or pharmacist to measure it.
Store the medication at room temperature away from heat or moisture.
You should not use this medication if pregnant as it may harm your unborn baby. If you become pregnant while on this medication, you should notify your doctor immediately. It is unknown if it’s safe to take this medication while breastfeeding.
Before taking this medication, be sure that your doctor has your updated medical profile and medication list to confirm that it is safe for you to take. This medication may affect your reactions or ability to think, so be careful operating machinery or driving while on it. Drinking alcohol while taking Atarax may magnify some side effects. Older adults might experience more side effects from taking this medication
If you experience any of the following reactions, you should stop taking the medication and call your doctor immediately: confusion, tremors, seizures, or irregular muscle movements in the face or neck area. If you think that you are experiencing an overdose or allergic reaction, get emergency medical attention.
Common side effects of Atarax may include some of the following:
The generic alternative name for Atarax is hydroxyzine.
Some common side effects may include the following: dry mouth, blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness, and headaches.