What class of drugs is "Atarax"? Is it a benzo?
I need to know for a drug test if I should bring the RX? I know Xanax and Valium are benzos but I didn't know about this one.
Asked by Tobias Mccolm 3 months ago.
Atarax will not cause a false positive on a urine test. Atarax (hydroxyzine HCl) is unrelated chemically to the phenothiazines, reserpine, meprobamate, or the benzodiazepines. It is classed as a piperazine antihistamine. Still, you need to inform the tester about all medications you are taking. Here's the clinical stuff: Atarax is not a cortical depressant, but its action may be due to a suppression of activity in certain key regions of the subcortical area of the central nervous system. Primary skeletal muscle relaxation has been demonstrated experimentally. Bronchodilator activity, and anti-histaminic and analgesic effects have been demonstrated experimentally and confirmed clinically, An antiemetic effect, both by the apomorphine test and the veriloid test, has been demonstrated. Pharmacological and clinical studies indicate that hydroxyzine in therapeutic dosage does not increase gastric secretion or acidity and in most cases has mild antisecretory activity. Hydroxyzine is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and Atarax's clinical effects are usually noted within 15 to 30 minutes after oral administration. For symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested. Useful in the management of pruritus (itching) due to allergic conditions such as chronic urticaria (hives) and atopic and contact dermatoses (rashes) , and in histamine-mediated pruritus. As a sedative when used as pre-medication and following general anesthesia, Hydroxyzine may potentiate meperidine (Demerol) and barbiturates, so their use in pre-anesthetic adjunctive therapy should be modified on an individual basis. Atropine and other bella-donna alkaloids are not affected by the drug. Hydroxyzine is not known to interfere with the action of digitalis in any way and it may be used concurrently with this agent. I've dispensed this for over 30 years. The most common problem with this drug is drowsiness. Hope this helps. Rick the pharmacist Answered by Dion Jun 3 months ago.
No it is not a benzo. U R correct ( U know this ) about xanax, Valium. Atarax is an antihistamine but it is also used to treat anxiety. For more information on atarax go to www.healthsquare.com This site will give U all & more the information U might need. Of course use atarax as Ur search word once in the site. I hope this answered Ur question & helps U. Answered by Joesph Leavy 3 months ago.
Atarax, or hydroxyzine is a non benzodiazepine anti anxiety agent. It is also used for mild allergic reactions. Answered by Keith Schabowski 3 months ago.
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ok heres the answer according to my 2007 edition of mosbys nursing drug reference guide: it is also known a hydroxyzine, it's uses are of anxiety preoperatively, post op to prevent nausea, vomiting etc. the chemical class lists it as a piperazine dervative. If this doesn't answer your ?, you can call any pharmacy and they will be able to help you further. Answered by Loyce Cherven 3 months ago.
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can hydroxyine come up as a false positive for methadone? Answered by Rikki Mazo 3 months ago.
i have anxiety 7 years ago i never treat it , i get short of breath everyday when im alone,at home or when im sad, but when im busy i dont get it ,so doctor prescribed for me Atarax, would it help me ? any idea about it,side effect??
Asked by Kamala Waldeck 3 months ago.
Atarax, aka hydroxyzine, is an antihistamine that still reduces stress and can assist you to sleep at evening. it somewhat is easy, and could no longer do plenty in case you have reasonable or intense stress. it may help numerous your stress isn't that undesirable. The sedating result is going away after a collectively as, however the anti-stress result does not fade over the years. The maker says to no longer take it for extra advantageous than 4 months for stress. it may reason tinnitus and tardive dyskinesia, the two one among which could develop into everlasting and can be very stressful. that is been around for some years and is not any longer additive, and in all fairness secure in case you do no longer take it for too long. The benzos, xanax, ativan, etc., are for short term utilization in basic terms. in the long-term they only make issues worse. by way of fact of this your physician does not desire to prescribe them. in assessment to atarax, they're pretty addictive, and the withdrawals from them could be intense. Atarax isn't addictive, and has no withdrawals. attempt it and notice the way it works for you. that is not a protracted term answer, yet can furnish you a respiratory spell why you seek for long term recommendations. Answered by Dorian Presutti 3 months ago.
you should try st johns wort, that dont have side effects but you cant take it with perscription meds. Answered by Lesli Ponessa 3 months ago.
I need some information about Atarax?
Today I went to the pharmacist and asked for sleeping pills but they didn't have any, and they said Atarax is the best thing they have that can help me. They said one of Atarax's side effects is drowsiness and it could help me sleep, so I just took it anyway. But right now I'm pretty skeptical about...
Asked by Lana Luckow 3 months ago.
Today I went to the pharmacist and asked for sleeping pills but they didn't have any, and they said Atarax is the best thing they have that can help me. They said one of Atarax's side effects is drowsiness and it could help me sleep, so I just took it anyway. But right now I'm pretty skeptical about this thing, and it completely slipped my mind to ask them more questions about it. So exactly how safe is this thing? I'm not even sure how much I should be taking. What is the usual dosage required and how quickly does it start working? And how much Atarax would it take to cause a potentially dangerous or fatal overdose? Just to be on the safe side. Also, I did some research and found out that one of Atarax's uses is for anxiety. I happen to have anxiety problems too, so exactly how and how well will this help in terms of medicating anxiety? Any other tips and advice would also be great. Thanks in advance! Answered by Debbie Hogan 3 months ago.
Atarax is an antihistamine, similar to Benadryl. It's a safe drug and has been around a long time. The reason it is prescribed for anxiety and insomnia is because of it's ability to increase drowsiness in the patient. Atarax is also known as Vistaril, the generic name is hydroxyzine. When you take the antihistamine Zyrtec, your body breaks the medication down into hydroxyzine, the same drug you have been prescribed. This is why Zyrtec causes drowsiness in some people. I have taken atarax for anxiety and sleep, it's mildly effective in my opinion but there are better drugs out there. If you plan on taking it long term for insomnia you will probably need to switch to another drug as tolerance builds fast to antihistamines. I cannot tell you off the top of my head the usual dose, but if you did overdose you would likely have symptoms similar to overdose of other antihistamines/anticholinergics such as Benadryl. Answered by Lakita Tonnar 3 months ago.
Atarax medication compared to xanax?
xanax is for anxiety
Asked by Riva Kyzer 3 months ago.
It depends on the type and severity of anxiety. Atarax (hydroxyzine), an antihistamine, has been shown to be an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Atarax is FDA approved "for symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested." It is also approved "in the management of pruritus due to allergic conditions such as chronic urticaria and atopic and contact dermatoses, and in histamine-mediated pruritus." And "as a sedative when used as premedication and following general anesthesia." Atarax is often used to treat mild to moderate anxiety and it is often used when treating patients with a history (or in those who are at high risk) of substance abuse since it is not addictive. Aside from benzodiazepines and related drugs (eg., meprobamate, barbiturates) Atarax is one of the only medications that can provide rapid relief from anxiety which makes it an appealing alternative to benzodiazepines under certain situations. There is some evidence that larger doses of Atarax are not well tolerated but in smaller amounts Atarax is typically well tolerated compared to benzodiazepines. I don't know of studies off hand comparing Atarax and Xanax (alprazolam) but I know Librium (chlordiazepoxide) and Lectopam (bromazepam) have been compared to Atarax for GAD and the result indicated that Atarax was approximately as effective as both bromazepam and chlordiazepoxide. Xanax is a very potent benzodiazepine and in cases of more severe anxiety in particular it is more likely to be effective. For other anxiety disorders like panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) there is little to no evidence Atarax is an effective treatment. Xanax on the other hand is particularly highly effective for GAD, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Benzodiazepines are typically only used as adjunctive treatment in OCD or PTSD, for the other anxiety disorders benzodiazepines can be used as monotherapy treatment. Answered by Arminda Cantres 3 months ago.
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Atarax For Anxiety Answered by Lawerence Gallusser 3 months ago.
For a single dose Atarax (antihistamine drug that contains the drug hydroxyzine) can be better for sleep but if you take daily atarax tolerance builds up VERY fast!! Usually after a week of daily use it loses all its sedating effects. Xaxax isnt a sleeping pill but it helps you sleep while you get addicted to it. Then its hard to stop. Atarax isnt addicting and in my country they doesnt even ask a prescription for it Answered by Myrtice Dorothy 3 months ago.
If you take a lot of ATARAX, can it get you high?
I heard a rumor, if you take a lot of atarax it will get you 'high'. Is this true?
Asked by Gillian Hardcastle 3 months ago.
atarax, also known as hydroxyzine is a first-generation antihistamine. Its used for many things such as; muscle relaxant, mild sedative for sleeping, colds and runny noses. I could get you high in the right dose. but it also has side effects that could turn the experience into a bad high, such as tremors and vomiting. I would never suggest taking huge amounts of anything because overdoses can occur. Atarax also doesn't mix well with many other drugs so you would have to be very careful mixing it with other things. So again there are a lot of risks with the drug and even though it could get you high, probably shouldn't be taken except when prescribed. Answered by Lera Palas 3 months ago.
Atarax dosage for acute panic (any psychiatrists out there?)?
Will a low dose (10-25mg) calm a panic person or do you need a higher dose (50-100mg) prn?
Asked by Lissette Whitehorn 3 months ago.
Atarax (hydroxyzine, Vistaril in the USA) is mild and primarily an antihistamine.. It should not be used for acute panic attacks but can be used at a normal dose alongside another anxiolytic. Don't raise doses because severe allergic reactions can include rash, hives, itching, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, and involuntary movements. Luckily it's non-addictive, and doesn't affect memory storage, but is still as effective as the benzodiazepine drug bromazepam in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder. However it loses effectiveness over anxiety after 4 months of use. The effect is notable in 30 minutes and overall effects are known in 1 hour, with a half-life of 7-10 hours for adults, 18-21 hours in the elderly and 6-7 hours in children.. Answered by Nicki Chute 3 months ago.
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Atarax 25mg. uses and side effects?
Asked by Lisbeth Medler 3 months ago.
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Atarax (hydroxyzine) is primarily used for itching associated with poison ivy, chicken pox, etc. (anything that makes you itch!) It will help itching, but also make you very sleepy. I know some people that use it as a sleep aid. It's not a controlled substance, so it's not habit forming. Answered by Audrey Gawrys 3 months ago.
I am supposed to take 4 25mg a day? why does this medicine make me studder really bad? Answered by Ricardo Papich 3 months ago.
It was prescribed to alleviate the itching. Answered by Allena Doucett 3 months ago.
Black kohosh with atarax?
I am currently taking atarax for allergies and related anxiety. I am 51 years old and having very restless sleep and nightmares. Black kohosh looks like it might be worth a try, if this problem is hormone related. Does anyone know if it would be bad to take black kohosh with atarax? Or any other interaction? Alcohol?
Asked by Maryln Breaud 3 months ago.
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Atarax. Drowsiness, the most common side effect of Atarax, is usually temporary and may disappear in a few days or when dosage is reduced. Other side effects include dry mouth, twitches, tremors, and convulsions. The last two usually occur with higher than recommended doses of Atarax. Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or any side effect. * Headache * Dry mouth * Drowsiness * Confusion * Muscle weakness * Dizziness Answered by Hassan Gaboury 3 months ago.
What is atarax used for?
Asked by Kimbra Kellerhouse 3 months ago.
Atarax is a antihistamine thats been around for over 50 years , used for several different things, itching, anxiety, nausea, irritations, i recently was prescibided atarax for dizziness. Answered by Zena Peques 3 months ago.
its prescribed for allergies can also be used for panic and anxiety it is a prescriptions medicine doctor indicates the reason why its appropriate for you Answered by Stacey Abdullai 3 months ago.