Suffering from allergies is one thing, but it’s another to have specific symptoms to a certain degree. Take itching for example. Someone who suffers from allergies knows how bad itching can be, but when it gets to be very severe it can become unbareable. Allergy medications are supposed to help this go away or at least be reduced, but you have to make sure you use the right kind though.
Atarax is a allergy medication that’s designed to help people who suffer specific symptoms of allergies strongly. It’s a drug that a lot of people haven’t really heard of, but this is ony because it comes in different names. What we’re going to do here is talk about the drug a little in order to inform potential users:
What is Atarax?
The main active ingredient in this drug is Hydroxyzine and it’s used for the relief of pruritus (itching) brought on by different allergic reactions. It can also be used in the treatment of anxiety, tension and the inducing of sedation right before anesthesia. People who suffer certain symptoms such as nausea, vominting and alcohol withdrawal can also use Atarax.
What are some of the common side effects?
thickening of oral and other respiratory secretions, and
Additional side effects:
loss of appetite,
People who use Atarax should make sure their careful if they have narrow-angle glaucoma, prostatic hypertrophy (enlarged prostate gland), hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and asthma.
What are some of the drug interactions?
clonazepam (Klonopin), and
Tricyclic class of antidepressants,
medications with anticholinergic properties
Any person who uses any of the above types of drugs can still use Atarax, they’ll just have to reduce their amount.
How is it best stored?
Atarax is best if kept stored at a room temperature 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F). It should be kept in a dry place as well.
Atarax seems to work best once 30 to 60 minutes have gone by after it’s been consumed. The effects can last for a period of 4 to 6 hours. The most common recommended dosage for treating pruritus (itching) is about 25mg and it should be taken about 3 to 4 times a day orally or intramuscular injection.
The severity of certain symptoms you have due to allergies is never going to be the same on all days. Some days you might experience itching more than other. Other days you might have to combat watery eyes. Then there’s days where you’ll have a bad cough. Atarax is designed to treat the majority of symptoms related to allergies and reduce them.
The drug interaction effects should be carefully examined, because this is going to have an effect on how much can be taken each day. Other allergy medications might work better in this case.