Atarax 25 MG Tablet
Atarax 25 MG Tablet acts as an antidepressant and provides relief in cases of anxiety or tension. Atarax 25 MG Tablet is a sedative that lowers the activity of the nervous system. It also works as an antihistamine. It acts as an antidepressant and provides relief in cases of anxiety or tension. Atarax 25 MG Tablet is also used to cure certain skin allergies. It can also be used in combination with other medications for the purpose of anesthesia.
Using Atarax 25 MG Tablet may give rise to certain minor or severe reactions. The minor reactions are shakiness, tremors, drying of the mouth, headache or migraine, hallucinations. Serious side effects include chest pain, cough, dizziness, rapid or irregular heartbeat, skin rashes, difficulty breathing, and fatigue, swelling of the face, eyes, lips or mouth. In case of the latter category of side effects seek medical aid immediately.
Certain preventive measures that you should ensure by consulting your doctor are:
- If you are allergic to Atarax 25 MG Tablet or any other medicine, or foods or substances.
- If you have a history of long QT syndrome (LQTS).
- If you suffer from glaucoma.
- If you have heart diseases.
- If you have problems urinating.
- If you have recently had a heart attack.
- If you have high or low levels of potassium.
Take a low-power dose and for a short duration. In adults the dosage recommended is 25 mg about three to four times a day in case of treatment of Pruritus. For sedation in adults use about 50 to 100 mg (orally) and about 25 to 100 mg in the case of IM injection. Avoid alcohol while taking Atarax 25 MG Tablet. In case of drug overdose contact your health care provider right away.
Symptoms of overdose include seizures, sedation, hypotension. There is no specific treatment for an antihistamine overdose, however, most of its clinical toxicity is due to anticholinergic effects.
Anticholinesterase inhibitors may be useful by reducing acetylcholinesterase. For anticholinergic overdose with severe life-threatening symptoms, physostigmine 1-2 mg (0.5 mg or 0.02 mg/kg for children) I.V., slowly may be given to reverse these effects.
Take this drug as prescribed; do not increase dosage or discontinue without consulting prescriber. Store medication away from light. Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake).
Void before taking medication. Do not use excessive alcohol or other CNS depressants or sleeping aids without consulting prescriber.
Report unusual weight gain, unresolved nausea or diarrhea, chest pain or palpitations, muscle or joint pain, excess sedation, sore throat, or difficulty breathing.
Atarax 25 MG Tablet causes sedation, caution must be used in performing tasks which require alertness (ie, operating machinery or driving). Sedative effects of CNS depressants or ethanol are potentiated. S.C., intra-arterial, and I.V. administration are not recommended since thrombosis and digital gangrene can occur.
Extravasation can result in sterile abscess and marked tissue induration; should be used with caution in patients with narrow-angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy, and bladder neck obstruction; should also be used with caution in patients with asthma or COPD.
This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:
Prolong Qt Interval
How long is the duration of effect?The sedation effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 4 of 6 hours and 1 to 12 hours for antipruritic effect.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed in 15 to 30 minutes after an oral dose.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Is It safe with alcohol?If taken along with alcohol, the patient will feel excessive drowsiness.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?It is found that this medicine affects the alertness of the patients. Thus patients must avoid driving while taking this medicine.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution must be taken in the patient with kidney disease. Dose adjustment might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in the patient with liver disease. Dose adjustment might be needed. Change dosing interval to every 24 hours in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Kindly consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Overdose instructionsSeek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This tablet belongs to the first generation antihistamine. It works by inhibiting the H1 receptor-mediated reactions like vasodilation and itchy reactions. It also acts on certain key regions of the subcortical area of the central nervous system and induces sedation and anticholinergic action.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
AlcoholConsumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.
Interaction with Medicine
ClozapineThese medications may increase the risk of irregular heart rhythm and may cause symptoms of palpitations, breathing difficulty and dizziness. Monitoring of signs and symptoms and dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed.
KetoconazoleThese medications may increase the risk of irregular heart rhythm and may cause symptoms of palpitations, breathing difficulty and dizziness. Monitoring of signs and symptoms and dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed.
AntihypertensivesThese medications should be used with caution as it may lower the blood pressure. Symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness should be reported to the doctor. The dose of any of these medicines should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.
Fluoroquinolone antibioticsThese medications may increase the risk of irregular heart rhythm and may cause symptoms of palpitations, breathing difficulty and dizziness. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any quinolone antibiotics. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Disease
Qt ProlongationThis medicine is not recommended in patients with the history of QT prolongation with existing heart disease. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
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