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Drug information on Atahist (Hydroxyzine) from Ikon Remedies Pvt. Ltd.


Ikon Remedies Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Hydroxyzine
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Drug Name : Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine(Anx) generic Atahist is an antihistamine with anticholinergic effect, prescribed for anxiety and tension. It is also used for pruritus and urticaria.
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Other Trade Names for Hydroxyzine

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International : 

Anx, Atarax, Atazine, Hypam, Rezine, Vistaril
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Atahist may be prescribed

Side effects of Atahist

   Anticholinergic : Dry mouth.

   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness and headache.

   Body as a Whole : Allergic reactions.

   Psychiatric : Hallucinations.

   Skin : Itching, rash and hives.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Atahist?

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.

When is Atahist not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity and during early pregnancy.

Warnings and Precautions for Atahist

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.

Other Precautions for Atahist

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for Atahist

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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