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Introduction

Expert Advice

HYDROXYZINE

INDICATIONS:

Hydroxyzine is a medicine used in the treatment of different types of allergies including respiratory, digestive, skin, and mucous membrane allergies. It is also used in treating stress, anxiety, and neurovegetative disorders.  

 

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

Its use is contraindicated in patients with chronic liver disease, heart rhythm issues, and asthma patients with a history of previous serious antihistamine-induced adverse effects on the lungs.

 

PRECAUTIONS:

This medicine should be cautiously used in patients with liver and kidney problems. Precautions must be taken in heart patients and people with respiratory issues.

 

Patients may experience impaired judgment and dexterity. Caution must be observed in cases of kidney and liver impairment. Bladder obstructions, inability to empty bladder, glaucoma (eye conditions where optic nerve may be damaged), GI obstruction, decreased GI motility, myasthenia gravis (long-term neuromuscular disease), dementia, hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone in the blood), high blood pressure, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (noncancerous increase in the size of the prostate gland), seizure disorders, respiratory disorders, stenosing (blocking) stomach ulcer. Patients are advised to report cardiac symptoms and should be monitored for issues with heart rhythm. Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest time duration. Elderly patients must observe caution.

 

SIDE-EFFECTS:

Side-effects include drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, fatigue and disturbance in heart rhythm.

 

PREGNANCY:

There is insufficient evidence regarding safety in pregnancy, therefore caution must be observed.

 

LACTATION:

This medicine is contraindicated in lactating mothers.

Primary Uses

Allergy and sedation

Indications

 Hydroxyzine is a medicine used in the treatment of different types of allergies including respiratory, digestive, skin, and mucous membrane allergies. It is also used in treating stress, anxiety, and neurovegetative disorders.  

Side Effects

 Side-effects include drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, fatigue and disturbance in heart rhythm.

Warnings

Pregnancy

There is insufficient evidence regarding safety in pregnancy, therefore caution must be observed.

Lactation

This medication is contraindicated in lactating mothers.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

This medicine should be cautiously used in patients with liver and kidney problems. Precautions must be taken in heart patients and people with respiratory issues.   Patients may experience impaired judgment and dexterity. Caution must be observed in cases of kidney and liver impairment. Bladder obstructions, inability to empty bladder, glaucoma (eye conditions where optic nerve may be damaged), GI obstruction, decreased GI motility, myasthenia gravis (long-term neuromuscular disease), dementia, hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone in the blood), high blood pressure, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (noncancerous increase in the size of the prostate gland), seizure disorders, respiratory disorders, stenosing (blocking) stomach ulcer. Patients are advised to report cardiac symptoms and should be monitored for issues with heart rhythm. Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest time duration. Elderly patients must observe caution.

Contraindications

 Its use is contraindicated in patients with chronic liver disease, heart rhythm issues, and asthma patients with a history of previous serious antihistamine-induced adverse effects on the lungs.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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