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What is Generic for Hydroxyzine used for?

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine drug that is used to relieve anxiety and tension. It works by decreasing the effects of histamine, a naturally occurring chemical, in your body. With anticholinergic and sedative properties, it is also used to treat allergic conditions of the skin such as rashes, hives, and itching, as well as used before and after surgery. Besides, Hydroxyzine is used to control nausea and vomiting. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Hydroxyzine?

The dosage of Hydroxyzine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. This drug can be taken with or without food. Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Hydroxyzine?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Hydroxyzine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Hydroxyzine?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Hydroxyzine, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are nausea, vomiting, and extreme drowsiness.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Hydroxyzine?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Hydroxyzine.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Hydroxyzine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Hydroxyzine can interact with muscle relaxers, sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicines, sedatives, cold or allergy medicines, and antidepressants.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Hydroxyzine?

Like other medicines, Hydroxyzine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Hydroxyzine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Hydroxyzine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Hydroxyzine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Hydroxyzine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, headache, dry mouth, dizziness, and drowsiness. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are convulsions, tremors, and swelling of your lips, tongue, or face. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Hydroxyzine.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Hydroxyzine?

Is it possible for me to take Hydroxyzine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Hydroxyzine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Hydroxyzine?
How will Hydroxyzine work in my body?
How should Hydroxyzine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Hydroxyzine drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. Before taking Hydroxyzine, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Also, inform your doctor if you have epilepsy, glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, or kidney disease.

 

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