Atarax - 10mg
|USA Brand Name||Atarax|
|Generic Name||Hydroxyzine HCl|
|Manufacturer||Exemed Pharmaceuticals, India|
What is Atarax 10 mg?
Atarax 10 mg is an effective treatment for allergy conditions.
It belongs to the class of medicines known as Antihistamines.
The main active ingredient of this medicine is Hydroxyzine.
Atarax is a prescription medicine you may obtain from any major drugstore, chemist, or internet pharmacy.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd manufactures this medicine.
Uses of Atarax 10 mg
Atarax 10 mg is used to treat allergies that cause itching.
It is an Antihistamine that blocks Histamine, a natural substance the body makes when it has an allergic reaction.
Hydroxyzine in this medication could be used to ease Anxiety temporarily.
Anxiety is a mental condition with intense feelings of worry and stress.
Additionally, this medicine helps you relax and fall asleep before and after surgery.
How Atarax works
Hydroxyzine is the active ingredient in Atarax 10 mg.
It is a member of the class of drugs known as Antihistamines, which regulate the working of Histamines.
Histamines are the substances responsible for allergic reactions within the body.
This medication inhibits the activity of Histamines within the body.
The exact dosage is determined by the patient's condition and treatment response.
This medicine is prescription-based, and you cannot purchase it over the counter.
How to take Atarax 10
Take Atarax 10 mg as prescribed by your doctor.
Take the entire pill at once. Avoid chewing, breaking, and crushing it.
You can take Atarax 10 mg with or without food.
For optimal effects, take it at the same time each day.
If you miss a dosage, take it as soon as you recall.
However, if your next dose is close, you should skip the missed one and resume your regular dosing schedule.
Do not double the dosage in any circumstance to prevent overdosing on it.
In case you accidentally overdose, seek medical help immediately.
Strengths and Substitutes
This medicine is also available in a 25 mg strength as Atarax 25 mg.
Additionally, you may also use Atarax anti-itch lotion for external applications only.
Side effects of Atarax 10 mg
Caution when using this drug minimizes the possibility of having adverse effects.
However, several typical side effects may occur, including:
- Chest discomfort, pain, or tightness
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Urticaria, skin rash or itching
- Slow or unsteady heart rate
- Difficulty in respiration
- Swelling or puffiness of the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- Irregular heart rate
If the condition persists, consult your medical practitioner.
Some conditions, other medications, and even food items could worsen the effects of this medicine.
Before starting this treatment, talk to your doctor about your medical history and any drugs you're currently taking.
Taking the following medicines with Atarax may have undesired effects:
Do not take this medicine if you undergo these medical conditions:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Renal dysfunction
- Liver disease
Do not use Atarax 10mg with alcohol or other drugs.
It may inhibit its working and reduce its effectiveness.
However, depending on the severity of your problem, you should visit your physician for more information.
Adhere to the following cautions before using Atarax 10 mg:
- Notify your physician if you develop a fever, rash, or worsening skin condition after using this medicine
- If you notice changes in your heart rate, contact your doctor immediately. You may have Vertigo or fainting along with a rapid, thumping, or irregular heartbeat
- Make sure your physician is aware of your pregnancy. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, you should not use this medicine during the first trimester of pregnancy
- Do not take other medicines before consulting your physician. It includes prescription and nonprescription drugs and herbal and vitamin supplements
- If your symptoms do not improve or worsen, consult a physician
Store the drug at room temperature in an airtight container.
Keep it away from direct heat, moisture, and light.
Prevent children from reaching this medicine.
Do not buy the medicine if the packaging is damaged.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Does Atarax treat anxiety?
What effect does Atarax 10 mg tablet have on allergy symptoms?
Will Atarax make you sleepy?
Yes. Atarax 10 mg contains Hydroxyzine, which is an Antihistamine.
This class of medicines causes drowsiness, which may turn you sleepy.