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Antihistamines Atarax Adult, Children

Hydroxyzine - Dosage and How to Use

How should Hydroxyzine be used?

​Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow the instructions on the medicine label or as advised by the pharmacist.

Hydroxyzine can be taken with or without food.

Avoid taking alcohol while you are on this medicine as it will cause excessive drowsiness.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next one at your usual timing.

Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

If you are uncertain of when to take the next dose please consult your health care professional.

What should I do if I overdose?

If you take more than the dose prescribed to you by your doctor, consult your doctor or health care professional immediately.​


Hydroxyzine - Additional Information

 What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicine?

  • Avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this drug affects you.
  • Inform your other healthcare professionals that you are on this medicine as well.
  • Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist before you take any other medicines or natural products.
  • Do not share your medicines with others.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicine.

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