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Drug information on Atarax (Hydroxyzine) from UCB India Pvt. Ltd.

Atarax

  Film coated tablet
UCB India Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Hydroxyzine
 23.00
10mg
15
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc Biotechnology | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Atarax may be prescribed


Side effects of Atarax

   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 Atarax?

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 Atarax not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity and during early pregnancy.

Warnings and Precautions for Atarax

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 Atarax

Avoid alcohol consumption.

Storage Conditions for Atarax

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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