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Standard Treatment Guidelines for Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine Dose for Nausea and Vomiting

The recommendation when using injectable hydroxyzine to treat nausea and vomiting in adults is 25 mg to 100 mg injected intramuscularly. For children, the dosage is calculated based on weight (0.5 mg per pound of body weight), injected intramuscularly.
 

Dosing With Hydroxyzine Before or After General Anesthesia or Childbirth

The standard injectable hydroxyzine dosage for use before or after general anesthesia or childbirth in adults is 25 mg to 100 mg injected intramuscularly. For children, the recommendation is based on weight (0.5 mg per pound of body weight), injected intramuscularly.
 
When using the oral form before and after general anesthesia, the recommended dose of hydroxyzine for adults is 50 mg to 100 mg, and the dosage for children is based on weight (0.6 mg per pound of body weight).
 

General Information on Your Hydroxyzine Dosage

Some considerations for people taking hydroxyzine include the following:
 
  • Hydroxyzine comes in tablet, capsule, syrup, oral suspension, and injectable forms. It is usually taken by mouth two to four times daily.
     
  • You can take a dose of hydroxyzine with or without food.
     
  • Make sure to shake hydroxyzine oral suspension well before each dose.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or hydroxyzine dosing in general, please talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
     
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