Atarax (Hydroxyzine) Product Information
Atarax is an antihistamine medication. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine to treat allergic reactions as well as anxiety. Symptoms such as hives, itchy nose and eyes, or even alcohol withdrawal symptoms can be treated with this medication.
What is Atarax used for?
If you have too much histamine in your body Atarax can be used to help reduce it, and once you use it you will have relief from sneezing, runny nose and other signs of allergy such as hives.
Atarax works on the central nervous system and slows down the activity which can calm feelings of anxiety. Your doctor may prescribe you this medication to treat tension and certain forms of anxiety. If you have hives or contact dermatitis you can treat these conditions with Atarax as well.
You may experience some side effects when taking any medication, and if you suffer any that last more than a short time then you should speak to a doctor. They could include:
- Pains in the chest
- Dizziness and fainting
- Swallowing issues
- Altered heart rate
Before starting to take Atarax, you should tell your doctor if you have any allergies to it or anything that is in it. You also need to tell them about health conditions you have suffered in the past including:
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Stomach ulcers
- Urination or prostate condition