Earlier than taking hydroxyzine, inform your physician or pharmacist in case you are allergic to it; or to cetirizine; or to levocetirizine; or when you’ve got some other allergic reactions. This product could include inactive substances, which might trigger allergic reactions or different issues. Speak to your pharmacist for extra particulars.
Earlier than utilizing this medicine, inform your physician or pharmacist your medical historical past, particularly of: respiratory issues (similar to emphysema, bronchial asthma), excessive strain within the eye (glaucoma), hypertension, kidney issues, liver issues, seizures, abdomen/gut issues (similar to ulcer, blockage), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), issue urinating (for instance, because of enlarged prostate).
Hydroxyzine could trigger a situation that impacts the center rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can hardly ever trigger severe (hardly ever deadly) quick/irregular heartbeat and different signs (similar to extreme dizziness, fainting) that want medical consideration instantly.
The chance of QT prolongation could also be elevated when you’ve got sure medical situations or are taking different medicine which will trigger QT prolongation. Earlier than taking hydroxyzine, inform your physician or pharmacist of all of the medicine you’re taking and when you’ve got any of the next situations: sure coronary heart issues (coronary heart failure, sluggish heartbeat, QT prolongation within the EKG), household historical past of sure coronary heart issues (QT prolongation within the EKG, sudden cardiac loss of life).
Low ranges of potassium or magnesium within the blood may additionally improve your threat of QT prolongation. This threat could improve should you use sure medicine (similar to diuretics/”water tablets”) or when you’ve got situations similar to extreme sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Speak to your physician about taking hydroxyzine safely.
This drug could make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your imaginative and prescient. Alcohol or marijuana (hashish) could make you extra dizzy or drowsy. Don’t drive, use equipment, or do something that wants alertness or clear imaginative and prescient till you are able to do it safely. Keep away from alcoholic drinks. Speak to your physician in case you are utilizing marijuana (hashish).
Earlier than having surgical procedure, inform your physician or dentist about all of the merchandise you utilize (together with prescribed drugs, nonprescription medicine, and natural merchandise).
Liquid merchandise could include sugar and/or alcohol. Warning is suggested when you’ve got diabetes, liver illness, or some other situation that requires you to restrict/keep away from these substances in your food plan. Ask your physician or pharmacist about utilizing this product safely.
Kids could also be extra delicate to the negative effects of this drug. This drug can usually trigger pleasure in younger kids as an alternative of drowsiness.
Older adults could also be extra delicate to the negative effects of this drug, particularly drowsiness, confusion, constipation, bother urinating or QT prolongation (see above). Drowsiness and confusion can improve the danger of falling.
Throughout being pregnant, this medicine needs to be used solely when clearly wanted. Talk about the dangers and advantages along with your physician.
It’s unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Seek the advice of your physician earlier than breast-feeding.