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Atarax 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

Atarax 25mg Strip Of 15 Tablets

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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Atarax 25 MG Description

Atarax 25 tablet is an anti-allergic medicine used to manage various allergic skin conditions. Its active ingredient is hydroxyzine. It works by blocking the action of a substance called histamine, which is responsible for allergic symptoms.

Atarax 25 tablet helps in improving symptoms such as itching, swelling, redness, rashes, and scaly and patchy skin. It should be used with caution in elderly patients as the side effects may intensify. This medicine may cause dizziness. Thus, it is advised to avoid driving after taking this medicine or be cautious as it may alter the level of alertness.

Prugo tablet, Hydroxyzone tablet, Hizet tablet, Hyrax tablet, and Atazis tablet are some other medicines with hydroxyzine as the active ingredient. Before starting Atarax 25 tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.

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Product Summary

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ContainsHydroxyzine(25.0 Mg)
UsesSkin allergies
Side effectsSleepiness, headache, dry mouth, fatigue
TherapyANTI-ALLERGIC
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uses

Uses of Atarax 25 MG

Atarax 25 tablet is used for the management of skin allergies such as pruritus (itching), urticaria (rash or hives), and eczema (patches, itchy, and cracked skin).
contraindications

Contraindications of Atarax 25 MG

  • If you are allergic to hydroxyzine, anti-allergic medicines or any other ingredients of Atarax 25 tablet.
  • If you have irregular heart rhythms and a family history of sudden death due to heart disorder.
  • If you have or had cardiovascular disease or your heart rate is very low.
  • If you have liver or kidney failure.
  • If you have an eye disorder such as narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • If you have a prostate problem with urine retention problem.
  • If you are on any medicine used to treat a brain-related disorder, such as monoamine oxidase inhibitors like selegiline or phenelzine.
  • If your child is below 12 months of age.
  • If you have porphyria (a disease that causes stomach pain, constipation, change in the colour of urine, skin rashes and disturbing behaviour).
  • If you are pregnant, may be pregnant or are breastfeeding.
sideEffects

Side effects of Atarax 25 MG

  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Fatigue
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Atarax 25 MG

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Atarax tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should not take the Atarax tablet during pregnancy as it crosses the placenta barrier and may cause harm to the baby. If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, inform your doctor immediately and discontinue the medicine.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Atarax tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is advised not to breastfeed during the treatment with this medicine as it may harm the baby. Your doctor will decide whether to discontinue the medicine or not after assessing the benefit of treatment to mother and breastfeeding to the baby.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Atarax tablet?
A:
Atarax tablet make you drowsy and make you feel less alert than usual for the first few days of the use. If you experience these effects, do not drive or operate machinery until these effects are gone.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Atarax tablet?
A:
You should not consume alcohol with this medicine because the sedative effects of alcohol may be increased.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any heart problems such as palpitations or trouble breathing after taking this medicine.
  • You have kidney disease, are on dialysis or have liver function problems.
  • You have an enlarged prostate or pain and difficulty in passing urine.
  • You have an eye disorder called glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye).
  • You have any disease related to the stomach or intestine or have ulcers.
  • You have weak muscles or a condition called Myasthenia gravis.
  • You have a brain-related disorder such as fits, seizures or memory loss (Dementia), overactive thyroid, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, or breathing disorders.
  • This medicine may affect the results of some tests for allergies or asthma.
  • This medicine should not be used or used with caution in the elderly as they have a slow metabolism and bodily functions.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Atarax 25 MG

  • Take this medicine as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not take this medicine for more than the prescribed duration.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Atarax 25 MG

  • Store this medicine at or below 25°C.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
quickTips

Quick Tips of Atarax 25 MG

  • Atarax 25 tablet is an anti-allergic medicine used to manage various allergic skin conditions.
  • Take this medicine as advised by your doctor, and do not take it for more than the prescribed duration.
  • Atarax 25 tablets should be used cautiously in elderly patients as the side effects may intensify.
  • This medicine may cause dizziness. Thus, it is advised to avoid driving after taking it or be cautious as it may alter the level of alertness.
  • Before starting Atarax 25 tablet, inform the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy or are breastfeeding and about your detailed medical history.
  • If you have taken an excessive dose of this medicine, immediately contact your doctor.
dosage

Dosage of Atarax 25 MG

Overdose

  • Symptoms of an overdose can vary and majorly affects brain functions and can lead to slowing down or excitation in an individual.
  • Typical side effects of overdosage of Atarax tablet include confusion, slurred speech and restlessness, involuntary or slow movements, dry mouth, disturbed vision, fast or pounding heartbeat, difficul...
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  • If you have taken an excessive dose of this medicine, immediately contact your doctor.

Missed a Dose

If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take a double dose to compensa...
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modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Atarax 25 MG

How Does It Work?

  • Atarax works by blocking the action of chemical mediator named histamine. Therefore, inhibiting histamine-mediated reactions and reduce the symptoms of allergies.
  • Histamine is a chemical mediator that is responsible for allergic reactions. It is normally produced when your body senses something harmful such as infection or foreign particles and results in dry p...
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interactions

Interactions of Atarax 25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Atarax tablet should not be taken with any medicine with the risk of increased heartbeats or irregular heart rhythm.
  • Atarax tablet should not be used with medicines acting on the brain or used for psychiatric disorders, medicines used for seizures or fits, medicines used to control nausea and vomiting, other anti-al...
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  • The use of medicines like dicyclomine and cyclopentolate can cause blurring of vision, dry mouth, urine retention, and constipation if used concomitantly with Atarax tablets.
  • Cimetidine, a medicine used to reduce stomach acid content, should not be taken together as it can increase the concentration of Atarax tablets, leading to increased side effects.
  • Atarax tablet could mask the warning signs of ear damage caused by certain medicines, such as Gentamicin, Tobramycin, and Amikacin. Therefore, it should be used cautiously.
  • Atarax tablets should not be taken along with medicine containing adrenaline used during cardiac arrest or other emergency conditions.
  • It is important to inform the doctor regarding the medications and herbal supplements used before taking the medicine. It is also important to discuss specific allergies or underlying conditions exper...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long should I take Atarax tablet?

A: You should complete the course of this medicine for effective control of allergies. Do not take it for a prolonged duration.

Q: What happens if I unknowingly take more than the prescribed dose of Atarax 25 mg tablets?

A: You should never take more than the recommended dosage as it may be harmful and sometimes even life-threatening. The overdose symptoms of Atarax 25 tablets may be mental confusion, disturbed vision, dry mouth, constipation, difficulty passing urine, restlessness and fast pounding heartbeats.

Q: Can Atarax 25 be taken with Cetirizine?

A: No, you should not take these two medicines together as it can lead to increased side effects, especially in elderly. Both of these medicines are anti-allergic medicines. Cetirizine is one of the active metabolites of Atarax; taking extra Cetirizine can abnormally increase its concentration in the body and increase the side effects.

Q: Is Atarax tablet a steroid?

A: No, Atarax tablet is not a steroidal medication. It is an anti-allergic medicine.

Q: Can I use Atarax tablet for fungal infections?

A: No, Atarax tablet is not effective for fungal infections. Please do not use this medicine for any other purpose than what it is prescribed for.

Q: I have a family history of stroke and heart attacks. Can I use Atarax 25 mg tablet?

A: No, Atarax 25 mg tablet is contraindicated in those who are suffering from heart-related disorders like a low heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, family history of heart disease and sudden death in the family due to a cardiovascular event.

Q: Will taking Atarax 25 mg tablet make me feel sleepy?

A: Yes, Atarax 25 mg tablet may make you feel sleepy, drowsy and dizzy. Take rest after taking this medicine and avoid driving or performing activities that require mental alertness.

Q: Can I take Atarax tablet for itching?

A: Yes, Atarax tablet provides relief in itching. However, it is advisable to take this medicine only after a doctor's consultation.

Q: Can I stop taking Atarax if I feel better?

A: No, do not stop taking Atarax tablet in between, even if you feel better. Abrupt stopping the treatment can worsen the symptom or the symptoms might even appear again.

Q: How do you take Atarax tablet?

A: You can take Atarax tablet with or without food with a drink of water or as told by the doctor. Swallow them whole. Do not chew them.

Q: Can we use Atarax daily?

A: You can take Atarax daily but for the prescribed duration only. You should not take it for more than the prescribed duration. Consult your doctor if you're unsure about how long you should take it.

Q: Is Atarax 25mg a sleeping pill?

A: No, Atarax 25 mg is not a sleeping pill. Atarax tablet is an anti-allergic medicine used to treat various allergic conditions. This medicine can make you feel dizzy and sleepy as a common side effect. Thus it is advised to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while on this medicine. This medicine should not be used as a sleeping pill.

Q: What is Atarax 25mg tablets used for?

A: Atarax 25 mg tablet is used to manage skin allergies such as pruritus (itching), urticaria (rash or hives) and eczema (patches, itchy and cracked skin).
Last Updated on: 15 April 2024 | 4:42 PM (IST)
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