Atarax is beneficial in the therapy of anxiety as well as of sedation before and after general anesthesia. It also helps to cure itch prompted by specific allergic conditions. It can also be made usable in certain other conditions as and when decided by your medical practitioner.
The best way of medication is to follow what your practitioner had specified. for further information as well as if you forgot what the practitioner said, refer the label on the medicine.
Atarax can be taken along with food or without food but it is better to have a meal before medication as it might upset the stomach if it was empty. Swallow the tablet along with water and drink water in large quantities.
Kindly finish the dosage as it might bring back the symptoms in case you stop it in the halfway. If it is urgent to stop the medication, you must consult the doctor.
Try to have the medicine at the same time every day to have a better result.
Drug Class and Mechanism
Atarax being an antihistamine influences the brain in order to decrease anxiety. It also opens breathing tubes, relieves pain, and even allergy indications, and stops nausea and vomiting largely affected by motion sickness.
If you have missed a dose take it as soon as it remembers by spacing it for 4 to 5 hours with the next dose. Otherwise, skip the dose and proceed as normal with the next dose. Never take an extra tablet with the following dose to adjust a missed one, this might bring serious issues. In case you have taken an extra dose please reach your doctor shortly.
Keep Atarax at room temperature within 15 to 25 degrees C. Always keep it in a cool dark place that is not undeviatingly exposed to sources of heat or moisture and sunlight. Safely keep somewhere away from kids and pets.
Doctors will not recommend the usage of Atarax if you are allergic to any component in it or if you are into Sodium Oxybate (GHB) and also if you are an expecting mother.
Mention all your old and new clinical records in detail with your doctor before beginning treatment with any new medication. If you are using any herbal supplements or OTC medication, for example, vitamin tablets, then communicate that too to your doctor.
Your condition might be routinely monitored or the dosage might be changed to suit you for instances like pregnancy, breastfeeding, etc. If you are into prescription or OTC medicines, dietary supplements, herbal preparation, or have sensitivities towards medicines, food, or any other thing, you have asthma, prostate disease, difficulty in urinating, glaucoma, blood disease or even urinary or intestinal blockage or if you consume alcohol.
Atarax counters and causes adverse effects with specific medicines like GHB or Sodium Oxybate. Be careful while you are on the dosage so as to avoid any of the negative consequences caused by Atarax.
Atarax may raise the risk of growing dizziness or drowsiness. This risk greatly grows if you combine it with alcoholic beverages. So please have them while using Atarax. Also, avoid partaking in any tasks which need mental alertness (driving a vehicle, handling heavy machinery, etc).
Elderly people and small children are more sensitive, so proper care should be taken if Atarax is being given.
Pregnant women, women who are conceiving for child and breastfeeding mothers should communicate the case to the doctor before being put into the medicine.