Active Ingredient: Hydroxyzine
Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Important information You should not use Atarax if you are allergic to hydroxyzine, or if you are pregnant.
Shake the oral suspension liquid well just before you measure a dose. It is also used together with other medications given during and after general anesthesia.
Hydroxyzine is also used to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis. Talk to you doctor before using hydroxyzine if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Hydroxyzine can cause a serious heart problem, especially if you use certain medicines at the same time. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using.
Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as tremors, confusion, seizures, or restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of hydroxyzine.
Before taking this medicine You should not use hydroxyzine if you are allergic to it, or if: you have long QT syndrome; you are allergic to cetirizine Zyrtec or levocetirizine Xyzal; or Hydroxyzine could harm the unborn baby or cause birth defects.
Talk to you doctor before using hydroxyzine if pregnant. To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: blockage in your digestive tract stomach or intestines; bladder obstruction or other urination problems; glaucoma; personal or family history of long QT syndrome; an electrolyte imbalance such as high or low levels of potassium in your blood; if you have recently had a heart attack.
It is not known whether hydroxyzine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby.
Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding while using this medicine.
Do not give this medicine to a child without medical advice. How should I take hydroxyzine?
Take hydroxyzine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label.
Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Shake the oral suspension liquid well just before you measure a dose.
It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that reduces. Histamine can produce symptoms of itching, or hives on the skin.