Drug Uses For Atarax
Atarax is used for symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested.
How Atarax Is Taken
For adults, 50-100 mg daily; for children under 6 years, 50 mg daily in divided doses and over 6 years, 50-100 mg daily in divided doses.
Warnings/Precautions For Atarax
It is not known whether Atarax is excreted in human milk. Since many drugs are so excreted, you should use caution if taking this drug while pregnant.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Possible Side Effects
The side effects you may experience on Atarax are usually mild and transitory in nature: dry mouth, drowsiness.
Storage Tips For Atarax
Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
The most common manifestation of Atarax overdosage is hypersedation. Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
More Information For Atarax
Since drowsiness may occur with use of this drug, use caution when driving a car or operating dangerous machinery while taking Atarax.