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Hydroxyzine Medication Information

Hydroxyzine (Atarax®, Vistaril®) is a medication used to treat several conditions, such as itching caused by allergic and nonallergic reactions, anxiety, and nausea and vomiting. This prescription drug can also improve the effectiveness of opioid medications. However, because it is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on your hydroxyzine medication before starting treatment.
For example, you may not be able to take hydroxyzine if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, difficulty passing urine, or Alzheimer's disease. Also, you may not be able to safely use it if you are currently taking certain medications, including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and nonprescription medicines.
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, hydroxyzine can cause side effects. Commonly reported ones include drowsiness, dry mouth, and headaches. This drug comes in several forms, including tablets, capsules, syrup, oral suspension (liquid), and injections. It is typically taken two to four times a day.
(Click Hydroxyzine for a more in-depth look at important information on hydroxyzine, a medication used for treating various conditions. This article discusses how this drug works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take it.)
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