Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL)
What is Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL) used for?
Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL) is an injectable medication typically used to treat severe skin reactions caused by conditions such as psoriasis or chronic nettle rash. It is an antihistamine that operates by blocking the actions of chemicals released in response to irritants that cause the swelling, irritation, and inflammation associated with these conditions. It also has mild sedative properties that make it useful for treating anxiety in adults. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL)?
Strictly use Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL) according to your physician's directions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The injection is normally administered into a muscle by your physician or another trained health care professional. If you are required to administer the medication yourself make sure you are thoroughly instructed in the correct procedure. Sterilize the syringe and site of injection before each use. Collect the prescribed amount of medicine into the syringe, hold it upright and tap the syringe while pressing the plunger to remove any air, and inject it directly into the muscle. Be sure to ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration and prevent any unexpected health problems from occurring.
What are the side effects of Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL)?
Side effects that may occur in some patients using Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are confusion, restless movements of the face, tremors, or seizures. Always inform your physician immediately about any symptoms you experience that are worrying or intense to make sure the correct alterations are made to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring such as lowering your doses or reducing your frequency of administration.
Do not use Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL) if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, fructose intolerant, lactose intolerant, allergic to hydroxyzine, if the patient is under one year old, or if you have asthma or porphyrias. Also disclose if you are elderly, undergoing kidney dialysis, if the patient is a child, or if you have dementia, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate gland, arrhythmia, hyperthyroidism, trouble breathing, an obstruction in the digestive tract, decreased liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause problems during treatment requiring lowered doses or other alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Atarax Injection (Hydroxyzine HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.