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Atarax

Form.

Tablets: 10 milligrams,
Tablets: 25 milligrams,
Tablets: 50 milligrams,
Tablets: 100 milligrams;
Capsules: 25 milligrams,
Capsules: 50 milligrams,
Capsules: 100 milligrams;
Syrup: 10 milligrams per teaspoonful (5 milliliters);
Suspension: 25 milligrams per teaspoonful (5 milliliters).

No Prescription

Atarax is prescribed for the relief of nasal and non-nasal symptoms of various allergic conditions such as seasonal allergic rhinitis.
Atarax is prescribed as an aid for insomnia and to induce sedation prior to certain uncomfortable diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.
Atarax is an antihistamine prescribed to relieve the symptoms of common anxiety and tension and, in combination with other medications, to treat anxiety that results from physical illness. It also relieves itching from allergic reactions and can be prescribed as a sedative before and after general anesthesia. Antihistamines work by decreasing the effects of histamine, a chemical the body releases that narrows air passages in the lungs and contributes to inflammation. Antihistamines reduce itching and swelling and dry up secretions from the nose, eyes, and throat.

Dosage.

Atarax has its maximal effect about 30 to 60 minutes after it is taken. Its effects last for 4 to 6 hours. Therefore, it is often prescribed to be taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed for relief of allergy-related symptoms. When prescribed to combat insomnia, it is prescribed to be taken 30 to 60 minutes before bedtime as needed. Patients over the age of 60 years are especially sensitive to the sedating effects of Atarax , and the dose should be reduced. Atarax can be taken with or without food.

When treatment begins with injections, it can be continued in tablet form.

Your doctor will adjust your dosage based on your response to the drug. Due to an increased risk of drowsiness, older adults usually start at the low end of the dosage range.

FOR ANXIETY AND TENSION

Adults

The usual dose is 50 to 100 mg 4 times per day.

Children under Age 6

The total dose is 50 mg daily, divided into several smaller doses.

Children over Age 6

The total dose is 50 to 100 mg daily, divided into several smaller doses.

FOR ITCHING DUE TO ALLERGIC CONDITIONS

Adults

The usual dose is 25 mg 3 or 4 times a day.

Children under Age 6

The total dose is 50 mg daily, divided into several smaller doses.

Children over Age 6

The total dose is 50 to 100 mg daily, divided into several smaller doses.

BEFORE AND AFTER GENERAL ANESTHESIA

Adults

The usual dose is 50 to 100 mg.

Children

The usual dose is 0.6 mg per 2.2 pounds of body weight.

Side Effects.

Atarax can commonly cause:
- Disturbed Coordination;
- Dizziness;
- Drying And Thickening Of Oral And Other Respiratory Secretions;
- Sedation;
- Sleepiness;
- Stomach Distress;
- Tiredness;

Atarax may also cause:
- Blurred Vision;
- Confusion;
- Double Vision;
- Irritability;
- Loss Or Appetite;
- Nausea;
- Nervousness;
- Tremor;

Atarax should be prescribed with caution (if at all) in persons with:
- Asthma;
- Cardiovascular Disease;
- Hypertension;
- Hyperthyroidism;
- Narrow-Angle Glaucoma;
- Prostatic Hypertrophy (Enlarged Prostate Gland);

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.
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