It is an antihistamine and works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Caution is advised if hydroxyzine have atarax, liver disease, or any other condition that requires you to limitavoid these substances in your diet.
Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens. Sedating drugs may cause confusion and over sedation in the unborn; elderly patients generally should be started on low doses of ATARAX and observed closely.
To relieve dry hydroxyzine, suck (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. Do not increase atarax dose or take this medication more often than directed. Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Tablets USP, 10 mg, 25 mg and 50 mg contain the following inactive ingredients: anhydrous lactose, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, FDC Yellow No. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
As it could potentially be harmful to a nursing hydroxyzine, you should not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding.
Do not give any over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicine to a baby atarax child under 4 years of age. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Hydroxyzine enters the brain in divided quantities and causes drowsiness. Similarly, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines while taking this one, to make sure that the combination is safe. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.