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Atarax Generic

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Atarax or Hydroxyzine is indicated to treat symptoms of allergic reactions such as pruritus (itching) developed due to any external cause. This medicine can also be used as anti-viral and anti-sedative depending on the patient’s condition. Your trusted online pharmacy, Drug Pill Store is offering this medication at a cheap price in packing of 30 and 90 tablets.
Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
30 Tablets Atarax 10 mg $11.99 $0.40
90 Tablets Atarax 10 mg $33.99 $0.38
30 Tablets Atarax 25 mg $12.99 $0.43
90 Tablets Atarax 25 mg $36.99 $0.41

General Indications

Hydroxyzine is the active medicinal product present in Astarax which is used to treat allergic reactions.

Pharmacological Class

Hydroxyzine is classified as a unique type of medicine that has antihistamine properties along with anticholinergic (drying) as well as sedative pharmacological properties.

Work Mechanism

Normally, human body releases a chemical, known as histamine that creates responses of allergic reactions while a person got viral infections, like common cold or at insect bite. The cells in different organs contains the receptors of histamine and as this receptors accepts histamine, as a consequences the cells release chemical messengers that cause symptoms like sneezing, itching, and raised levels of mucus. The drugs of the antihistamine category bind to the histamine receptors in the cells and blocks the following reactions of stimulating the cells to release chemical messengers. Hydroxyzine turns into its active form after ingestion, named as cetirizine (Zyrtec).

General Information

»        This medication is manufactured and supplied based on two different preparations, namely, the pamoate and the hydrochloride salts. Equipose, Paxistil are the example of pamoate salt formulation, while Atarax, Alamon, Durrax are few examples of the hydrochloride salt formulation.

»        Hydroxyzine show its maximal effect in about one hour after it is taken and its effects remains for 4 to 6 hours. This medication is generally preferred to be used under medical advice. In some patients this drug has caused symptoms of drowsiness and dystonic reactions, hence it should be used with caution. The drug got approval by the FDA, in 1956.

Contraindications

»        hypersensitivity to any of the drug ingredient

»        porphyria

»        pregnancy

»        during labor and delivery or

»        breast-feeding

 

Most Common Side Effect

»        unusual tiredness

»        sleepiness

 

Must do

  • Tag along to your treatment for recommended duration.
  • Inform your prescriber about your current health condition especially, if you have existing or history of any disease or long term illness.
  • Inform your prescriber if you have any food allergies or hypersensitivities to any medicine.
  • Use only the recommended dosages for a limited period of time, overdose or taking extra doses may interfere the ultimate target result of health gain.
  • Keep your all medication away from moisture and direct sunlight. Store all medication at a cool, dry place and away from the reach of children and pets.

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  • To manage the irritating itching symptoms or pruritus, generally, a starting dose of 25 mg is recommended which should be used 3 or 4 times daily orally. When this medication is used for sedation, the dosages may range from 50 to 100 mg orally or 25 to 100 mg by intramuscular injection. You may be indicated a different dose by your doctor depending on your symptoms and other influencing factors. You can take Hydroxyzine with or without food.
  • Missed dose: Keep a regular schedule for your medications so that you can remember to take it regularly. In case of missed dose, skip the dose and go back to your daily schedule of the next dose. Taking double dose to make up the skipped medication is not good for your health.
  • Overdose: In case of overdose with Atarax patients may experience following symptoms:

»        hypersedation

»        tremor

»        convulsions

»        spasms

»        hallucinations

»        delirium

»        confusion

»        hypotension

»        nausea

»        vomiting

In such condition patient should be referred to emergency services. 

In case of an allergic reaction to Atarax Generic patient may experience the below listed symptoms:

»        hives

»        difficulty breathing

»        swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

In such condition, stop taking the medication and speak to your doctor.

Some other side effects are also associated with Atarax Generic medication; however the events of these side effects are rarely reported. Patient should not ignore them and consult their medical advisor if any of these are noted:

»        sedation

»        unusual tiredness

»        sleepiness

»        dizziness

»        disturbed coordination

»        drying of oral and other respiratory secretions

»        stomach distress

»        confusion

»        nervousness

»        irritability

»        blurred vision

»        double vision

»        tremor

»        loss of appetite

»        nausea

  • In following medical conditions the use of Atarax Generic is contraindicated or not be beneficial for health:

»        hypersensitivity to any of the drug ingredient

»        porphyria

»        pregnancy

»        during labor and delivery or

»        breast-feeding

  • Hydroxyzine should be used with caution if you are taking any of the drug that causes sedation

»        anti-anxiety drugs (such as Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax), or

»        medicines of narcotic class pain relievers (such as Percocet, Vicodin, Dilaudid)

Talk to your doctor to know the safety and meaningfulness of using Atarax for any medical benefit if you are already taking any such drugs that may interact with it.

  • Bring down the intake of alcoholic beverages while taking treatment with this drug.
  • Follow the prescription for whole recommended time as suggested by your doctor to get best results.