Atarax Oral Syrup or generic Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride has several uses as an antihistamine, including decreasing allergic skin reactions and allergic rhinitis, settling feelings of panic or anxiety, and helps to control nausea and vomiting. The syrup formula is also appeasing to those that cannot swallow pills or are too young to use a nasal spray or inhaler for allergies. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
Antihistamines are usually what most people think of for treating their symptoms of sneezing and runny nose or from hives and allergic skin reactions. Histamine is a part of your body’s defence mechanism that is signaled when a threat is detected.
When taken as directed, Atarax Oral Syrup or generic Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride works by blocking certain molecules found in cell membranes, called receptors. This results in preventing the activation of the H1 receptors into producing histamine as an immune response. In the case of allergic reactions, histamine is blocked from increasing vascular permeability with excess fluids leaking into your tissues to cause swelling and inflammation.
Atarax Oral Syrup can also cross the blood-brain barrier and interfere with the chain of events that usually result in nausea and/or vomiting. Many children experience car sickness and taking Atarax Oral Syrup before a long road trip can help prevent little ones, aged 6 years and up, from becoming ill.
The other effect of Atarax Oral Syrup is causing sedation. This is beneficial if you are panicky or anxious about something and need calming down and to rest. If you are not a fan of flying, Atarax Oral Syrup will allow you to feel less anxiety and will also help if there is any nausea with flying or ocean travel, too.
Check with your doctor before taking Atarax Oral Syrup if you are pregnant, may become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Tell your doctor about other medical conditions or allergies you have and list any over-the-counter and Rx drugs you currently take or use, including herbal remedies and vitamin or dietary supplements to be sure there will be no negative interactions with Atarax Oral Syrup.
The use of a proper dosing syringe will ensure that children 6 years and older are receiving a correct dosage of Atarax Oral Syrup, you should never use a regular dinner spoon. Keep Atarax Oral Syrup and other meds out of children’s reach and do not share with others. Due to the sedating effect of Atarax Oral Syrup, you should not drive or perform any activities that require you to be alert.