ATARAX contains Hydroxyzine which belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines. It helps in relieving of anxiety and tension, managing pruritus due to chronic urticaria and atopic and contact dermatoses, and in histamine-mediated pruritus.
Hydroxyzine has sedative and anxiolytic effects due to its high affinity for histaminic receptors in the brain. Due to antihistaminic and sedative property, it is also useful in pruritus and urticaria. ATARAX blocks the action of histamine in the body which is responsible for allergic symptoms and also decreasing the activity in brain and helps in relieving of anxiety and tension.
Always take this ATARAX exactly as directed by your doctor. Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have liver, kidney or heart problems, pregnant and breastfeeding. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose depends on your child’s age and body weight. The common side effects are dry mouth, dizziness, constipation and headache.
USES OF ATARAX
Manages pruritus due to allergic conditions such as chronic urticaria and atopic and contact dermatoses, and in histamine-mediated pruritus
Symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension
HOW ATARAX WORKS
ATARAX is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It blocks the action of histamine in the body which is responsible for allergic symptoms and also decreasing the activity in brain and helps in relieving of anxiety and tension.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Always take this ATARAX exactly as your doctor has told you. Check the label for directions before use. Shake well before use. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ATARAX
Somnolence (drowsiness or sleepiness)
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS
Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Apply a cold, wet cloth or ice pack to your forehead. Rest in a quiet, comfortable, dark room.
Chew sugar-free gum or suck on sugar-free hard candies to stimulate the flow of saliva and limit your caffeine intake. Drink small sips of water regularly.
Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.
Add fruits, vegetables whole grains and other high-fiber foods to your normal diet.
Inform your doctor if you have or had,
Prostate adenoma with urinary retention
Porphyria (a disease which causes stomach pain, constipation, changes in the colour of urine, skin rashes and disturbed behaviour)
Glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
Congenital QT interval prolongation
Hereditary problems of fructose intolerance
Digestive system or stomach problems
Myasthenia gravis (a muscle weakness disorder)
Breathing problems (asthma)
Bladder outflow obstruction
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,
Quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone, sotalol (used for heart problems)
Barbiturates, benzodiazepines (for sleeping disorders and epilepsy)
Cimetidine (for ulcers and heartburn)
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors
Phenytoin (used for epilepsy)
Betahistine (used to treat Ménières disease)
Anticholinergic medicines (used for irritable, bowel syndrome, asthma or incontinence
Aminophylline (for breathing problems)
Toremifene, vandetanib (used for cancer)
Haloperidol, citalopram, escitalopram (used for mental disorders)
Mefloquine, hydroxychloroquine (used for malaria)
Erythromycin, levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, pentamidine (used to treat infection)
Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQ’s ABOUT ATARAX
Q: Does ATARAX make you sleepy? A: It blocks the effects of histamine in your body, which makes you sleepy.
Q: How does ATARAX work for allergies? A: It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of a natural chemical in our body, called histamine, causes allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.
Q: Can I stop taking ATARAX when I feel better? A: No, do not stop taking without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry is used to treat anxiety and helps to get relaxed before or after surgery.
It is also used to treat symptoms of skin allergy like itching, swelling, and rashes in conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry should be taken with or without food. Take it exactly as your doctor has prescribed.
The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms.
Take it for as long as it is prescribed for you. In case, you have missed any doses, take the next dose as soon as you remember it.
However, you should never take a double dose.
most common side effects
The most common side effects of this medicine include sedation, nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, and constipation. If these bother you or appear serious, let your doctor know.
There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. You must avoid driving or attention-seeking activity while on treatment.Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have heart problems or have high blood pressure, have liver or kidney problems.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works.
Generally, it is advised to avoid alcohol while on treatment.
USES OF ATARAX SYRUP
Treatment of Anxiety
Treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching
BENEFITS OF ATARAX SYRUP
In Treatment of Anxiety
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that are triggered only at the time of stressful conditions that last for a shorter duration.
These could be job interviews, exams, stage performances, etc.It can effectively manage feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable.Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive.
Keep taking this medicine even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.
In Treatment of Skin conditions with inflammation & itching
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry is effective in treating skin conditions with inflammation and itching such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
It works by reducing the actions of chemicals in the body that cause inflammation of the skin.When used correctly it is a safe and effective treatment. It reduces the redness, rash, pain or itchiness caused by your skin’s reaction to an irritant.
It thus improves your self-esteem and confidence as your appearance changes.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ATARAX SYRUP
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Atarax
HOW TO USE ATARAX SYRUP
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.
Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
HOW ATARAX SYRUP WORKS
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry is an antihistaminic medication. In allergy, it works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine). This relieves allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes.
In short-term anxiety, it works by decreasing the activity in brain, thereby helping you feel relaxed/sleepy.
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Information regarding the use of Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Larger doses or prolonged use of Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry may cause sleepiness and other effects in the baby
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ATARAX SYRUP?
If you miss a dose of Atarax Syrup Delicious Strawberry, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.