Atarax Syrup (Hydroxyzine)

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Atarax Syrup 10mg/5ml

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Manufactured by: Erfa Canada
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Atarax Syrup 10mg/5ml

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Manufactured by: Pharmavision
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Atarax Syrup (Hydroxyzine) Dosage and Side Effects

ATARAX is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is also used together with other medications given for anesthesia. ATARAX may also be used to control nausea and vomiting.  ATARAX is also used to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis.

Proper Use of this medication

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, feeling like you might pass out.

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using ATARAX and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
  • confusion; or
  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • blurred vision, dry mouth; or

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings and Precautions

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ATARAX, or if you are pregnant.

Before you take ATARAX, tell your doctor if you have a seizure disorder, liver disease, or kidney disease.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Stop using ATARAX and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as tremors, confusion, seizures, or restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of ATARAX.

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to ATARAX, or if you are pregnant.

To make sure you can safely take ATARAX, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;
  • asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problem;
  • glaucoma;
  • heart disease or high blood pressure;
  • stomach ulcer, blockage in your stomach or intestines;
  • thyroid disorder;
  • enlarged prostate or problems with urination;
  • liver disease; or
  • kidney disease.

Do not use ATARAX without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether ATARAX passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.

Interactions with this medication

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of ATARAX.

Before using ATARAX, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by ATARAX.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with ATARAX. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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