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Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antihistamines Atarax Adult, Children

Hydroxyzine - What is it for

​Hydroxyzine can be used to relieve symptoms such as:

  • Itch
  • Anxiety/tension

It may be used for short term treatment of insomnia (sleep problems) as well.

It may be given to you for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.

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.

Click here for more information on Hydroxyzine as an antihistamine.

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