Active Ingredients: Hydroxyzine
To date, there are no known problems associated with the long-term use of hydroxyzine.
It is a safe and effective medication when used as directed. Physician should reassess periodically the usefulness of the drug for the individual patient. This information is being provided as a community outreach effort of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists.
This information is for educational and informational purposes only and is not medical advice. This information contains a summary of important points and is not an exhaustive review of information about the medication.
Never delay seeking professional medical advice or disregard medical professional advice as a result of any information provided herein. The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists disclaims any and all liability alleged as a result of the information provided herein.
See also: Hydroxyzine dosage information in more detail What happens if I miss a dose? Take the missed dose as soon as you remember.
Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose? What should I avoid while taking hydroxyzine?
Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects. Hydroxyzine side effects Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to hydroxyzine: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away if you have sudden skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes white or yellow pustules, blistering, or peeling.