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What are the dangers of hydroxyzine?
Hydroxyzine may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.
How long can a child take hydroxyzine?
You should not take this medicine for longer than 4 months. Call your doctor if your anxiety symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Can a 12 year old take hydroxyzine?
The dosage for children 6 to 12 years is 12.5 to 25 mg orally every 6 to 8 hours. The dose for preoperative drug in adults is 50 to 100 mg 1 hour preoperatively. In pediatric dentistry, the oral dose of hydroxyzine is 1.1 to 2.2 mg/kg when it is used as a sole drug for anxiety control.
What happens if you stop taking hydroxyzine?
This means your body starts to need the medication to function normally, and if you suddenly stop taking it, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. That’s not the case with hydroxyzine. In fact, unlike benzodiazepines, hydroxyzine is not a controlled substance.
Can hydroxyzine cause depression?
Central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Hydroxyzine can cause CNS depression, a term used to refer to the body’s nervous system slowing down. Taking other CNS depressants with hydroxyzine can increase your risk for serious side effects, like trouble breathing.
Is it OK to take hydroxyzine everyday?
Hydroxyzine may be taken every day at regular times or on an as needed (“PRN”) basis. Typically, your healthcare provider will limit the number of doses you should take in one day.
How long does Atarax last?
Its effects last for 4 to 6 hours. The recommended dose for treating itching (pruritus) is 25 mg given 3 or 4 times daily by mouth or by intramuscular injection.
What happens if I stop taking hydroxyzine?
How often should you take hydroxyzine for children?
Children—Dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. The dose is usually 0.6 milligram (mg) per kilogram (kg) of body weight per day. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Can a child drink alcohol while on hydroxyzine?
Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol. Talk with your child’s doctor before your child uses marijuana, other forms of cannabis, or prescription or OTC drugs that may slow your child’s actions. An unsafe heartbeat that is not normal (long QT on ECG) has happened with this drug.
What are the side effects of hydroxyzine and histamine?
Histamine can produce symptoms of itching, or hives on the skin. Hydroxyzine is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is also used together with other medications given during and after general anesthesia.
Is it safe to overdose on hydroxyzine pills?
I am unsure how much you would need to take to overdose, but it is definitely inadvisable to try. Hydroxyzine is used to treat itching caused by allergies. It is an antihistamine and works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction.