Hydroxyzine - Drug Information

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General Information on Hydroxyzine

Generic Name : Hydroxyzine

Pronunciation : hye drox' i zeen

Latest prescription information about Hydroxyzine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y55.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines And Decongestants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Hydroxyzine

Why is Hydroxyzine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antihistamine with anticholinergic effect, prescribed for anxiety and tension. It is also used for pruritus and urticaria.  

When should Hydroxyzine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity and during early pregnancy.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Hydroxyzine?

Pruritus: The recommended dose is 25 mg given 3 or 4 times daily.
Anxiety and tension: The recommended dose is 50 to 100 mg 4 times daily.

How should Hydroxyzine be taken?

It comes as a tablet, syrup and drops to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hydroxyzine?

Caution should be exercised in patients with asthma, increased eye pressure, difficulty in urinating, intestinal blockage, prostate disease, blood dyscriasis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
It should not be used in newborns.

What are the side effects of Hydroxyzine?

   Anticholinergic : Dry mouth.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness and headache.
   Body as a Whole : Allergic reactions.
   Psychiatric : Hallucinations.
   Skin : Itching, rash and hives.

What are the other precautions for Hydroxyzine?

Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the storage conditions of Hydroxyzine?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature.


Schedule : H

Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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saharan61 

very usefull information .
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