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Atarax 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Dr. Reddys Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Hydroxyzine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

Atarax 25 MG Tablet is available in oral capsule, oral tablet and oral suspension form. 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.

Atarax 25 MG Tablet is used to relieve symptoms of anxiety and helps to calm down the patient.
Pruritus
Atarax 25 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of pruritus to reduce the itching of the skin.
Preoperative sedation
Atarax 25 MG Tablet is used to induce sedation in preoperative patients.
Not recommended in patients with known allergy to Atarax 25 MG Tablet or to cetirizine.
Prolong QT interval
Not recommended in patients with the history of QT interval prolongation and with any heart diseases.
In addition to its intended effect, Atarax 25 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Dizziness Major Common
Cough Major Rare
Chest discomfort Major Rare
Fast heartbeat Major Rare
Constipation Minor Less Common
Dry mouth Minor Less Common
Headache Minor Less Common
Shaking of the hands or feet Minor Rare
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Atarax 25 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mankind Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Unichem Laboratories Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
Take 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 instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
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 Disease
QT Prolongation Major
This 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.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol Moderate
Consumption 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 Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Clozapine Major
These 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.
Ketoconazole Moderate
These 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.
Antihypertensives Moderate
These 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 antibiotics Major
These 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.
What are you using Atarax 25 MG Tablet for?
Other
Pruritus
Anxiety
Preoperative sedation
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 2 hours
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Twice a day
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Dizziness
Other
Dry Mouth
Fast heartbeat
Shaking of the hands or feet
Cough
Headache
Chest discomfort
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Popular Questions & Answers

My daughter is 3 years old she is having red patches on his face only ,can I use eumosone m cream and atarax syp for it.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My daughter is 3 years old she is having red patches on his face only ,can I use eumosone m cream and atarax syp for it.
Without proper examination we cannot suggest right treatment.. And blind prescription is very dangerous in children..
1 person found this helpful

What is the safe treatment for fungal infection, except Grisonvinfb, atarax Please suggest safe medicine.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
What is the safe treatment for fungal infection, except Grisonvinfb, atarax
Please suggest safe medicine.
All antifungals are reasonably safe antibiotics, but grisiofulvin is very outdated one and not preferred these days, newer one include terbinafine itraconazole. But these medicines needs doctors expert advice before you consume them.
1 person found this helpful

Energy problem of itching We take to atarax tablet relief for one days an after one day the same problem please suggest some medicine.

BHMS
Sexologist, Noida
Energy problem of itching We take to atarax tablet relief for one days an after one day the same problem please sugge...
Mr. lybrate-user I suggest you to take homoeopathic medicine bacillinum 200 and apis 30 TDs ok solve your problem.

I am 37 years old female. I get itching after having food. Taking atarax every third day. Rashes also appear with itching.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am 37 years old female. I get itching after having food. Taking atarax every third day. Rashes also appear with itc...
Its urticaria or hives. Undergo skin prick test. Contact me by direct online consultation for immunotherapy.

I am suffering from allergy problem since last two years. Used medicine such as alleges atarax hhlevo etc. But fully not covered. What to do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from allergy problem since last two years. Used medicine such as alleges atarax hhlevo etc. But fully ...
Homoeopathic treatment-------- SULPHUR 30 (Dr. Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water today night 30 minutes after eating or drinking anything at bedtime.-----------(Nw forget about Sulphur 30 after this nd just keep it in your refrigerator. No need to further take this medicine. I will let you know what to do with this medicine afterwards.)-------------- AZADIRACHITA-INDICA Q (SBL) Drink 10 drops in 20 ML fresh water 3 times daily----------- FORMULA-D TABS (BAKSON) Chew 2 tab 2 time a day for 1 month----------- BLOOME-200 SOAP (BIOFORCE) Use only thiss soap on body--------------- OINTMENT TOPI –AZADIRACHITA (Wilmar Schwabe India) Apply locally twice daily----- Report after 15 days---- Eat nutritious diet------------- Avoid nuts, chocklates, dry fruits, fasst, fried food.------------- Avoid Exertion nd Sternuous exercises-----------
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Popular Health Tips

Lichen Simplex Chronicus/ Prurigo Nodularis

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
Lichen Simplex Chronicus/ Prurigo Nodularis

LSC is a severely pruritic chronic disorder characterised by 1 or more lichenised plaques. Most common sites of involvement are the scalp, nape of neck, extensor aspects of extremities and anogenital regions. 

Causes:

LSC is induced by rubbing and scratching the body secondary to itch. Environmental factors like heat, sweat, irritation may also aggravate the condition. Patients with emotional lability or tension are more prone to develop this condition.

Clinical Features:

Severe itching is the hallmark of lichen simplex chronicus. Itching may be paroxysmal, sporadic or chronic. It may be conscious and to the point of replacing the sensation of itch with pain or may be unconscious occurring during sleep.

The frequent rubbing leads to development of lichenified scaly plaques. The most common sites of involvement are the nape of neck, scalp, ankles, extensor aspects of extremities and the anogenital regions. The scrotum is the common site of involvement in men. The nodules may vary in size from 0.5 mm to 3 mm.

Treatment:

Treatment is aimed at interrupting the itch scratch cycle. Systemic causes of itch should be identified and addressed. Potent topical steroids are generally prescribed to control itch. Anti histaminics like hydroxyzine or levocetrizine can also be given. Capsaicin, calcipotriol, cryotherapy have been used in the treatment of prurigo nodularis. PUVA therapy has also known to show some benefit.

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