Pfizer | Atarax (Medication)
Atarax/hydrozine is generally used as an antihistamine to treat itches and irritations. It can be used for allergic conditions. Antihistamines work by reducing the effects of histamine, a chemical the body releases that constricts the air passages in the lungs and causes inflammation throughout the body. Antihistamines can decrease itching and swelling and dry up secretions from the nose, eyes, and throat.
Atarax is also widely used for the treatment of anxiety and other mood disorders such as dementia. It can be prescribed when there is an onset of general anxiety disorder.
Atarax can be utilized as a form of non-barbiturate tranquilliser for pre-operative sedation and treatment of neurological disorders, as well as other states of anxiety. Physicians and patients often prefer Atarax to many depressants for insomnia and daytime anxiety because it is safer, clears out of the system more rapidly than other depressants and physical dependence does not result. ...
Atarax may also cause confusion, nervousness, irritability, blurred vision, double vision, tremor, loss or appetite, or nausea. Atarax can commonly cause sedation, tiredness, sleepiness, dizziness, disturbed coordination, drying and thickening of oral and other respiratory secretions, and stomach distress.
Atarax should be used with caution in persons with narrow-angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland), hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and asthma. ...
Before you take Atarax, tell your doctor if you have any type of allergies or if you have a seizure disorder, liver disease, or kidney disease.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Atarax/hydroxyzine.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding do not use this medicine Consult your healthcare provider. ...