Atarax is a mild tranquilizing drug that has a soothing, antihistamine, anti-anxiety and antiemetic effect. Due to its properties, Atarax also has a positive effect on the duration of sleep and the reduction of sleep interruptions during the night, without causing mental or physical dependence.
In what situations is Atarax used?
The drug works well for the following conditions:
- anxiety and excessive excitability;
- allergic reactions (atopic dermatitis, eczema, dermatosis accompanied by itching, urticaria);
- vomiting of different genesis;
- preparation of the patient for surgery and treatment in the postoperative period;
- psychoneurotic disorders;
Also Atarax can be recommended in the complex therapy of alcoholism (relieves the symptoms of withdrawal symptoms).
Are there any contraindications to taking Atarax?
Therapy with the drug is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to any component included in its composition. Do not take Atarax patients with porphyria.
Is Atarax permitted during pregnancy and lactation?
The drug is able to penetrate the placental barrier and accumulate in the tissues of the fetus, having a toxic effect (there may be violations of the central nervous system and hypotension). Therefore, the drug is prohibited during pregnancy.
If there is a high need for Atarax during lactation, it is recommended to stop breastfeeding.
Can I take Atarax with other medications?
With the simultaneous administration of the drug together with substances that have holinoliticheskoy activity or suppress the functions of the central nervous system (here you can also include alcohol), you need to adjust the treatment regimen. This is due to the fact that the action of Atarax with this combination is enhanced.
It is also not recommended to take monoamine oxidase inhibitors during treatment. In addition, Atarax can reduce the activity of some anticonvulsant drugs and adrenaline.
Any other medications that the patient is going to take during treatment with Atarax (Hydroxyzine) should be reported to the doctor. This will help assess the risks and feasibility of simultaneous admission.
Can I buy Atarax without a doctor’s prescription?
Atarax can be bought at a pharmacy or ordered on the Internet without a doctor’s prescription.