Using diphenhydrAMINE together with hydrOXYzine may increase side effects such as drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, heat intolerance, flushing, decreased sweating, difficulty urinating, abdominal cramping, constipation, irregular heartbeat, confusion, and memory problems.
Is hydroxyzine the same thing as Benadryl?
Generally speaking, hydroxyzine is an antihistamine not unlike over-the-counter (OTC) medications like Benadryl and Zyrtec that are used to treat symptoms of allergies and colds such as runny nose, itchy and watery eyes.
What is better Benadryl or hydroxyzine?
Relieves anxiety and itching.
Atarax (hydroxyzine) effectively relieves itching caused by an allergic reaction. It can also help alleviate anxiety, but isn’t a first choice medicine and can make you very sleepy. Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) is often better than other antihistamines at treating allergy symptoms and hives.
Can you take allergy medicine with hydroxyzine?
Do not use with any other antihistamines applied to the skin (such as diphenhydramine cream, ointment, spray) because increased side effects may occur. Hydroxyzine is very similar to cetirizine and levocetirizine. Do not use these medications while using hydroxyzine.
What can you not take with hydroxyzine?
What other drugs will affect hydroxyzine? Taking this medicine with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask your doctor before taking hydroxyzine with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Is 25 mg of hydroxyzine strong?
The recommended dose of Vistaril for treating itch (pruritus) is 25 mg, 3 or 4 times daily. For sedation, the recommended dose is 50 to 100 mg. The dose to treat anxiety and tension is 50 to 100 mg 4 times daily.
How long does hydroxyzine 25 mg last?
Its effects last for 4 to 6 hours. The recommended dose for treating itching (pruritus) is 25 mg given 3 or 4 times daily by mouth or by intramuscular injection.
What is equivalent to hydroxyzine?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Atarax (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) are antihistamines used to treat symptoms of itching due to allergies.
Can Benadryl help with anxiety?
One of the biggest advantages of using an OTC medication such as Benadryl to treat anxiety is that it is fast-acting and convenient. This can be helpful if you need to reduce symptoms of mild anxiety quickly. Because Benadryl causes many people to feel drowsy, it can also help aid in sleep.
How much hydroxyzine do I take to sleep?
Hydroxyzine, as with most antihistamines, has a very sedative property, which makes it useful for treating insomnia. The common dose prescribed is 50mg at bedtime, but it can go up to 100mg without any significant adverse effect.
Are Zyrtec and hydrOXYzine the same?
Zyrtec (cetirizine) Relieves anxiety and itching. Atarax (hydroxyzine) effectively relieves itching caused by an allergic reaction.
Can I take Zyrtec and hydroxyzine together?
Interactions between your drugs
Using cetirizine together with hydrOXYzine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, and motor coordination.
What medicines interact with hydroxyzine?
What Other Drugs Interact with Hydroxyzine ?
Is hydroxyzine bad for your heart?
Information to healthcare professionals
Hydroxyzine has the potential to block hERG channels and other types of cardiac channels, resulting in a potential risk of QT interval prolongation and cardiac arrhythmia events. This potential risk was confirmed by clinical and post-marketing data.
Can you drink coffee with hydroxyzine?
hydroxyzine hcl oral increases and caffeine oral decreases sedation and drowsiness. Monitor CloselyUse Caution/Monitor.
How long does hydroxyzine last in your system?
The Tmax of hydroxyzine is about 2.0 hours in both adults and children and its elimination half-life is around 20.0 hours in adults (mean age 29.3 years) and 7.1 hours in children. Its elimination half-life is shorter in children compared to adults.