Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hcl)


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Hydroxyzine Hcl

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) is indicated for the following uses:

  • Treatment of Itching Caused by Allergies: Atarax is used to treat itching caused by allergies. It is an antihistamine that works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that the body produces during an allergic reaction.
  • Short-Term Treatment of Anxiety: It may also be used in the short term to treat anxiety or to help individuals feel sleepy or relaxed before and after surgery.
  • Adjunctive Therapy for Anesthesia: Used orally in general anesthesia or parenterally in functional or radiological investigations with pain, pre-anesthesia.


  • Take Atarax by mouth with or without food as directed by your healthcare provider, usually three or four times daily.
  • If using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. In children, the dosage may also be based on weight.
  • If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible.
  • Atarax should be taken exactly as directed


  • Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
  • Do not increase the dose or take this medication more often than directed. If your condition does not improve or worsens, inform your healthcare provider.
  • Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Common Side Effects:

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Tremor (uncontrolled shaking)

Serious Side Effects:

  • Chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
  • Cough
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Fainting
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Hives, itching, or skin rash
  • Swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, or tongue
  • Trouble breathing
  • Seizures (convulsions)

This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects while taking Atarax, contact your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Atarax should not be used if allergic to hydroxyzine or if pregnant.

The potentiating action of hydroxyzine must be considered when the drug is used in conjunction with central nervous system depressants such as narcotics, non-narcotic analgesics, and barbiturates.

Store Atarax at room temperature away from light and moisture. Liquid forms of the medication should not be frozen. Properly discard the product when it is expired or no longer needed, and keep all medications away from children and pets.

Before taking Atarax, inform your healthcare provider about any allergies to hydroxyzine, cetirizine, levocetirizine, or any other medications, and ask for a list of the ingredients in hydroxyzine preparations.

Atarax may decrease alertness, affect vision, or cause sleepiness and dizziness, so driving should be avoided if these symptoms occur.

This is not an exhaustive list of warnings and precautions for Atarax. For personalized information and guidance, consult with your healthcare provider.

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Generic name:

Hydroxyzine Hcl, Hydroxyzine, Hydroxyzine Hcl

Other Names:

Hydroxyzine HCL, Atarax, Hydroxyzine Hcl

Strength(s): 10mg, 25mg, 50mg
Quantities Available: 90, 100

Capsule, Tablet

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