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Hydroxyzine uses

Hydroxyzine information

This medication is made by Pfizer and is generically known as Hydroxyzine hydrochloride and is available in tablet and syrup form.

Hydroxyzine indications

This drug is prescribed for the relief of anxiety and tension brought about by psychoneurosis.

Hydroxyzine may also be used for the containment of pruritus due to allergic reactions such as chronic uticaria and contact dermatitis.

Hydroxyzine may be used as a sedative when used as a premedication following general anesthesia.

Hydroxyzine warnings

Studies of this medicine in pregnant humans have not yet been studied however, studies on animals have shown that Hydroxyzine induce fetal abnormalities in pregnant mice, rabbits and other animals.

It is not also known whether the contents of Hydroxyzine are passed into human milk. Talk with your doctor first before considering breast feeding.

Drowsiness is a main consideration when taking this drug and activities such as driving or operating machinery should be avoided.

Patients are also not advised to repeatedly take CNS depressant drug such as this.

Hydroxyzine intake guidelines

Follow your doctor's instructions when taking Hydroxyzine Europharm Laboratoires. Never deviate from the doctor's instructed intake instructions.

Hydroxyzine dosage

For the treatment of anxiety and tension, the dose is 50-100 mg for adults, 50 mg daily divided into two doses for children.

For the management of pruritus, the dosage for adults is 25 mg and for children, it is 50 mg divided in two doses.

For the usage of Hydroxyzine as a sedative, the dose is 50-100 mg in adults and 0.6mg/kg in children.

The dosage described above may be increased or decreased depending on your doctor's assessment.

Hydroxyzine overdose

The most common symptom of Hydroxyzine overdose is hypersedation. If overdose happens, the patient should be made to vomit, if he/she has no urge to vomit, it should be induced. Another relief is to immediate gastric lavage. Immediately seek emergency medical attention while continuing to monitor the patient's vital signs.

Hydroxyzine missed dose

If a dose of Hydroxyzine is missed, never attempt to take double doses to make up for it. You may however, skip that dose you missed and just proceed with your regular time of intake.

Hydroxyzine side effects

The reported side effects associated with Hydroxyzine intake were usually mild and passing and are not causes for immediate medical care. Among the side effects are dry mouth, drowsiness, and tremors.

Hydroxyzine drug reactions

There are no known harmful drug interactions associated with this medication intake. But it is still best to tell your doctor of the medicines you are taking and have taken for the past week.


Hydroxyzine pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.

Hydroxyzine available forms, composition, doses:

Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Apo-Hydroxyzine 10 mg Capsule0.12 USD
Apo-Hydroxyzine 25 mg Capsule0.15 USD
Apo-Hydroxyzine 50 mg Capsule0.22 USD
Atarax 2 mg/ml Syrup0.06 USD
Capsules; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 10 mg
Capsules; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg
Capsules; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 50 mg
HydrOXYzine HCl 10 mg/5ml Syrup0.13 USD
HydrOXYzine HCl 50 mg/ml vial1.78 USD
HydrOXYzine Pamoate 100 mg capsule0.67 USD
HydrOXYzine Pamoate 25 mg capsule0.3 USD
HydrOXYzine Pamoate 50 mg capsule0.23 USD
Hydroxyzine 25 mg/ml vial3.6 USD
Hydroxyzine 50 mg/ml vial3.96 USD
Hydroxyzine Hcl 50 mg/ml4.42 USD
Hydroxyzine hcl 10 mg tablet0.72 USD
Hydroxyzine hcl 25 mg tablet0.7 USD
Hydroxyzine hcl 50 mg tablet1.19 USD
Hydroxyzine hcl powder2.75 USD
Hydroxyzine pam 100 mg capsule0.63 USD
Hydroxyzine pam 25 mg capsule0.46 USD
Hydroxyzine pam 50 mg capsule0.64 USD
Hydroxyzine pamoate powder2.14 USD
Injectable; Injection; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg / ml
Injectable; Injection; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 50 mg / ml
Novo-Hydroxyzin 10 mg Capsule0.12 USD
Novo-Hydroxyzin 25 mg Capsule0.15 USD
Novo-Hydroxyzin 50 mg Capsule0.22 USD
Pms-Hydroxyzine 2 mg/ml Syrup0.04 USD
Syrup; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 10 mg / 5 ml
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 10 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 10 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg
Tablets; Oral; Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 50 mg
Vistaril 100 mg capsule1.7 USD
Vistaril 25 mg capsule1.71 USD
Vistaril 25 mg/5ml Suspension0.45 USD
Vistaril 50 mg capsule2.03 USD


Hydroxyzine destination | category:

Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.

Hydroxyzine Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.

Hydroxyzine pharmaceutical companies:

Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.



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Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Hydroxyzine?

Depending on the reaction of the Hydroxyzine after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Hydroxyzine not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Hydroxyzine addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.



sdrugs.com conducted a study on Hydroxyzine, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Hydroxyzine consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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Did you get side effects while taking the Hydroxyzine drug, or were there no side effects?
According to the survey conducted by website sdrugs.com users, the below-mentioned percentages indicate the number of people experiencing the side effects and the number of people not experiencing the side effects when taking Hydroxyzine medicine. Every drug produces minimal side effects, and they are negligible most times, when compared to the desired effect [use] of the medicine. Side effects depend on the dose you are taking, any drug interactions that happen when you are on other medications, if the patient is sensitive, and other associated conditions. If you cannot tolerate the side effects, consult your doctor immediately, so he can either adjust the dose or change the medication.
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Are you taking the Hydroxyzine drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Hydroxyzine is mentioned below.
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One visitor reported doses

What is the dose of Hydroxyzine drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.

One visitor reported time for results

What is the time duration Hydroxyzine drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed 2 weeks to notice the result from using Hydroxyzine drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Hydroxyzine need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
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