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Important Information on Hydroxyzine

When and How to Take Hydroxyzine

Some general considerations for those taking hydroxyzine include the following:
  • Hydroxyzine comes in tablet, capsule, syrup, oral suspension (liquid), and injectable forms. It is usually taken by mouth two to four times daily.
  • You can take this medication 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.

Dosing Information

The dose of hydroxyzine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age and weight (for children)
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Hydroxyzine Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Hydroxyzine can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Hydroxyzine).

Overdose Information

People who take an overdose of this medicine may experience effects such as (but not limited to):
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting.
If you happen to take too much hydroxyzine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Hydroxyzine Overdose for more information.)
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