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Hydroxyzine Hcl
(Generic alternative to Atarax)

Formulation : Capsule

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Atarax
(Hydroxyzine)

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What is Atarax /Hydroxyzine Hcl used for?

Atarax is used to alleviate the symptoms of allergic conditions such as hives, rashes, etc. Atarax may also be used as a sedative pre or post surgery. This medicine is used to relieve anxiety, tension or itching due to allergic conditions (eg, hives, rash, insect bites) and for sedation before or after surgery.

How should Atarax /Hydroxyzine Hcl be stored?

Store Atarax at a moderate room temperature (between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit) in a tightly closed container. Do not expose Atarax to light.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Atarax/Hydroxyzine Hcl ?

How much medicine you take and how often you take it depends on many factors, including the condition being treated and the age and weight of the patient. If you have any questions about the amount and/or frequency of the medicine you are taking, talk with your health care provider. This medicine may produce drowsiness. Use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring alertness, coordination, or physical dexterity. Avoid alcohol and other medicines (eg, sedatives, tranquilizers) that cause drowsiness while you are taking this medicine. Do not take over-the-counter or prescription medications or dietary supplements without talking with your health care provider. Patients with other medical conditions should talk with their health care provider before taking this medicine. Do not take more medicine than recommended unless advised to do so by your health care provider. If a dose is missed, take it as soon as possible. If several hours have passed or if it is nearing time for the next dose, do not double the dose to catch up, unless advised to by your health care provider. If more than one dose is missed, restart medication if still necessary.

When should Atarax /Hydroxyzine Hcl not be taken?

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have <a href="http://www.doctorsolve.com/productPage.aspx?DrugName=Claritin">allergies</a>> to this medication or any ingredients of this medication do not take Atarax.

What precautions should I follow when taking Atarax /Hydroxyzine Hcl ?

Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning on becoming pregnant, or are taking dietary supplements while taking Atarax.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Atarax /Hydroxyzine Hcl ?

If you have epilepsy use Atarax with extreme care. Atarax may cause drowsiness, so avoid activities requiring you to be alert (ex: driving) while using this medication.

When should Atarax /Hydroxyzine Hcl not be taken?

Severe: Involuntary movements, seizures.

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