THIS IS A BRAND MEDICATION
What is Atarax?
Atarax (hydroxyzine) reduces activity in the central nervous system. It also acts as an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing and runny nose, or hives on the skin.
Atarax is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is also used together with other medications given for anesthesia.
Atarax is also used to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis.
Atarax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use Atarax if you are allergic to hydroxyzine, or if you are pregnant.
Before you take Atarax, tell your doctor if you have a seizure disorder, liver disease, or kidney disease.
Stop using Atarax and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as tremors, confusion, seizures, or restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of hydroxyzine.
Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.
Please consult your physician before starting any medication treatment.