Atarax dose for itching


Generic Name: hydroxyzine (hye DROX ee zeen)
Brand Names: Atarax

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The Atarax brand name has been discontinued in the U.S. If generic versions of this product have been approved by the FDA, there may be generic equivalents available.

What is Atarax?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) reduces activity in the central nervous system. It also acts as an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing and runny nose, or hives on the skin.

Atarax is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is also used together with other medications given for anesthesia.

Atarax is also used to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis.

Atarax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information

You should not use Atarax if you are allergic to hydroxyzine, or if you are pregnant.

Before you take Atarax, tell your doctor if you have a seizure disorder, liver disease, or kidney disease.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Stop using Atarax and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as tremors, confusion, seizures, or restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of hydroxyzine.

Before taking this medicine

You should not use Atarax if you are allergic to hydroxyzine, or if you are pregnant.

To make sure you can safely take Atarax, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:

  • epilepsy or other seizure disorder;

  • asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problem;

  • glaucoma;

  • heart disease or high blood pressure;

  • stomach ulcer, blockage in your stomach or intestines;

  • thyroid disorder;

  • enlarged prostate or problems with urination;

  • liver disease; or

  • kidney disease.

Do not use Atarax without telling your doctor if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether hydroxyzine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.

How should I take Atarax?

Take Atarax exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Take this medicine with a full glass of water.

Measure Atarax syrup with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

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?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, feeling like you might pass out.

What should I avoid?

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Atarax.

Atarax side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Atarax: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using Atarax and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

Less serious Atarax side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;

  • blurred vision, dry mouth; or

  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect Atarax?

Before using Atarax, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by Atarax.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydroxyzine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use Atarax only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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What Is Atarax

Atarax (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine with anticholinergic (drying) and sedative properties used for symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested.

Atarax is available in generic form.

What Are Side Effects of Atarax

Common side effects of Atarax include

  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • blurred vision,
  • constipation, or
  • dry mouth.

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Atarax including:

  • mental/mood changes (such as restlessness, confusion, hallucinations),
  • shaking (tremor),
  • difficulty urinating, or
  • fast/irregular heartbeat

Dosage for Atarax

For symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested the adult dose of Atarax is 50-100 mg four times/day. Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride is administered orally in the form of tablets.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Atarax

Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride should be used with caution if used in combination with CNS depressants. Therefore, when central nervous system depressants are administered concomitantly with hydroxyzine their dosage should be reduced.

Atarax and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, Atarax should be used only if prescribed. It is unknown if Atarax passes into breast milk. Breastfeeding while using Atarax is not recommended.

Additional Information

Our Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How do Atarax and Xanax differ?

They are completely different drugs from completely different categories . I have prescriptions for both so I know quite a bit about them . Atarax is listed as able to treat anxiety however I have never found it effective for that purpose . It is mostly used as an anti-histamine for topical and under the skin rashes and itching.

Xanax is a benzodiazepine like Valium and Ativan . These drugs are specifically for anxiety and Xanax specifically is used for panic disorder and anxiety . The use of Atarax as an anti-anxiety drug still boggles my mind because it does not seem to do anything at all in that manner however it does work if you have problems of itching skin and that sort of thing . Xanax is a very good benzodiazepine especially for panic disorder while being treated for the panic disorder and is also very good for occasional anxiety . It does cause tolerance so it is not something you want to take for years on end or you Will end up having to take more and more for the same effect . It is usually used for short term anxiety and the treatment of panic disorder in the phase where it is needed with the goal being getting off of the Xanax . I hate to say this but if somebody gives you cataracts and says it’s going to help your anxiety and it’s severe don’t expect to feel any relief of your anxiety it has never touched mine . Xanax however was very effective . Always take under a doctors supervision because of the potential for addiction or dependence which means your body is used to it and you will have to go through withdrawal or a detox program to get off of it . If you are taking it short term in moderate doses it can be a very useful adjunct to helping with anxiety and getting over panic disorder .

Buspirone vs. Xanax

Author: Amy Keller, RN, BSN | Last Updated: 11/12/18 | 19 sources

Buspirone and Xanax are both prescription medications used to treat anxiety, but the drugs have several key differences.

On a chemical level, Buspirone is unlike Xanax and other benzodiazepines, and it affects the brain differently. Buspirone also has a lower risk of physical dependence or addiction and causes less sedation than benzodiazepines.

What Is Buspirone?

Buspirone is an anti-anxiety medication that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1986. Also known by the brand name BuSpar, the drug comes in 5mg-, 10mg-, 15mg- and 30mg-strength oral tablets.

Today, the drug has several other off-label uses. It is sometimes prescribed to treat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and teeth grinding associated with certain antidepressants.

Buspirone has also shown promise in treating anxiety and behavioral problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Low doses of the drug may help to relieve movement disorders brought on by drugs used for Parkinson’s disease.

Is Buspirone a Benzo?

Buspirone is not a benzodiazepine, and it is unrelated to barbiturates and other types of anti-anxiety drugs or sedatives. It belongs to a class of drugs known as azapirones, which have both antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties.

How Does Buspirone Work?

It’s not entirely clear how buspirone lowers anxiety, but the drug appears to affect serotonin and dopamine receptors in the brain. It specifically binds to the brain’s 5-HT1A receptors, which are serotonin receptors that play a key role in anxiety disorders.

Xanax and other benzos, meanwhile, work by binding to the brain’s GABA receptors. This blocks the transmission of nerve impulses, which depresses the central nervous system and creates a calming effect. While benzodiazepines can prevent and stop seizures, buspirone cannot.

Does Buspirone Work as Well as Xanax?

Some studies suggest that buspirone relieves anxiety as well as benzodiazepines — but they only work if they’re taken on a continual basis.

One study in the American Journal of Psychiatry looked at 56 patients with anxiety. The study concluded that the 18 patients who received buspirone received as much relief as the 20 who were given diazepam, or Valium.

Buspirone can take longer to work, however. The medication usually takes about a week or two to kick in, and it can take up to six weeks to achieve the full clinical effect of the medication. Xanax and other benzos, on the other hand, can be taken on an as needed basis and usually work within an hour.

Your history of medication use may affect the drug’s usefulness. Studies have shown that buspirone is less effective in treating anxiety disorder if a person has previously taken benzodiazepines.

Buspirone Side Effects

Like any medication, buspirone can cause a number of side effects, including stomach upset, dry mouth, fatigue and insomnia.

Other common side effects of buspirone include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Stomach pain
  • Headache
  • Depression
  • Excitement
  • Fatigue
  • Nervousness
  • Weakness
  • Numbness

Unlike benzos, buspirone has “no potential for abuse or diversion,” according to the drug’s FDA insert, and there’s no evidence that it can cause physical dependence. People who regularly use Xanax, on the other hand, can easily become dependent on the drug and develop a Xanax addiction.

And unlike benzodiazepines, buspirone is well tolerated by elderly people. Benzos can cause a number of adverse effects in older patients, including memory problems and an increased risk of falls, fractures and accidents.

Switching from Xanax to Buspirone

Care should be taken when switching from Xanax to buspirone.

Quitting Xanax abruptly after a long period of use may cause Xanax withdrawal. Symptoms of Xanax withdrawal can include agitation, insomnia and other uncomfortable symptoms. In severe cases, a person may develop seizures or even die.

That’s why people who’ve taken Xanax or another benzo for more than eight weeks should gradually taper off the medication, instead of stopping it abruptly. Buspirone does not appear to relieve benzo withdrawal symptoms.

Interestingly, buspirone does appear to help minimize symptoms of opioid withdrawal. A study conducted from 2002 and 2004, found that buspirone, in conjunction with methadone treatment, was “as effective as a methadone taper” in relieving heroin withdrawal symptoms.

AuthorContent Writer, As a former journalist and a registered nurse, Amy draws on her clinical experience, compassion and storytelling skills to provide insight into the disease of addiction and treatment options. Amy has completed the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s course on Effective Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and continuing education on Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). Amy is an advocate for patient- and family-centered care. She previously participated in Moffitt Cancer Center’s patient and family advisory program and was a speaker at the Institute of Patient-and Family-Centered Care’s 2015 national conference. @DrugRehabAmy editorEditor,

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Atarax Syrup

How does this medication work? What will it do for me?

Hydroxyzine belongs to the class of medications called antihistamines. It is used to relieve itching and other symptoms caused by allergic conditions. It can help to alleviate itching due to an adverse reaction to opioid medications. It works by blocking the actions of one of the body’s natural chemicals known as histamine. Histamine is responsible for many of the symptoms seen when an allergic reaction occurs. The calming effects of hydroxyzine result from its sedating side effect.

It is also used to manage anxiety and tension caused by situations such as dental procedures or acute emotional problems. Hydroxyzine is sometimes used as part of the treatment of alcoholism. Hydroxyzine is also used to control nausea and vomiting (except in pregnancy).

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

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What form(s) does this medication come in?

Each 5 mL of mint-flavoured syrup contains 10 mg of hydroxyzine hydrochloride and 1.5 mg of sodium benzoate. Nonmedicinal ingredients: sucrose, water, alcohol, menthol, spearmint oil, peppermint oil, and hydrochloric acid (for pH adjustment).

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How should I use this medication?

For adults and children weighing more than 40 kg, the recommended dose of hydroxyzine when taken by mouth is up to a maximum of 100 mg per day, divided into 3 or 4 doses. For people over the age of 65 years, the maximum daily dose is 50 mg.

For children weighing less than 40 kg, the dose is based on body size, and is calculated as 2 mg per kilogram of body weight. This dose is then divided into 3 or 4 doses to be taken spaced out throughout the day. The maximum daily dose of hydroxyzine for this group is 80 mg per day.

Use an oral syringe to measure each dose of the liquid, as it gives a more accurate measurement than household teaspoons.

Hydroxyzine may be taken with or without food.

Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.

Who should NOT take this medication?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic to hydroxyzine or any ingredients of the medication
  • are in early pregnancy
  • have had an allergic reaction to aminophylline or cetirizine
  • have asthma and have had a breathing problem relating to histamine or allergies
  • have a history of irregular heartbeat, other heart problems, or a family history of sudden cardiac death
  • have untreated low levels of potassium or magnesium,
  • have porphyria

What side effects are possible with this medication?

Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes this medication. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of this medication with your doctor.

The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking this medication. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.

Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.

  • constipation
  • drowsiness
  • dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • flushing
  • headache
  • itching

Although most of these side effects listed below don’t happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • blurred vision or any change in vision
  • confusion
  • difficult or painful urination
  • dizziness
  • slow, fast, or pounding heartbeat
  • hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there)
  • problems with coordination
  • skin rash
  • symptoms of irregular heart beat (e.g., chest pain, dizziness, rapid, pounding heartbeat, shortness of breath)
  • symptoms of too much medication (e.g., nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, excitement, restlessness, nervousness, irritability, or tremors)

Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:

  • seizures
  • signs of an allergic reaction (e.g., rash, itching, or hives)
  • signs of a severe skin reaction such as blistering, peeling, a rash covering a large area of the body, a rash that spreads quickly, or a rash combined with fever or discomfort

Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking this medication.

Are there any other precautions or warnings for this medication?

Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.


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Abnormal heart rhythms: This medication can cause abnormal heart rhythms. Certain medications (e.g., sotalol, quinidine, thioridazine, chlorpromazine, droperidol, pimozide, moxifloxacin, mefloquine, pentamidine, arsenic trioxide, probucol, tacrolimus) can increase the risk of a type of abnormal heart rhythm called QT prolongation and should not be used in combination with hydroxyzine. You are more at risk for this type of abnormal heart rhythm and its complications if you:

  • are female
  • are older than 65 years of age
  • have a family history of sudden cardiac death
  • have a history of heart disease or abnormal heart rhythms
  • have a slow heart rate
  • have congenital prolongation of the QT interval
  • have diabetes
  • have had a stroke
  • have low potassium, magnesium, or calcium levels
  • have nutritional deficiencies

If you have heart disease and abnormal heart rhythms, or people are taking certain medications (e.g., verapamil, atazanavir), discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Breathing problems: People with breathing problems such as asthma, emphysema, or chronic bronchitis may find that hydroxyzine makes breathing more difficult. It can dry the mucus in the lungs, making it more difficult to clear the lungs. If you experience difficulty breathing, stop taking the medication and contact your doctor.

Digestive system problems: Antihistamines, such as hydroxyzine, cause the passage of food though the digestive system to slow down. If you have any condition that already slows down the movement of food through the stomach and intestines, hydroxyzine may make this worse.

Drowsiness/reduced alertness: Hydroxyzine may cause drowsiness or dizziness, affecting your ability to drive or operate machinery. Avoid driving, operating machinery, or performing other potentially hazardous tasks until you have determined how you are affected by this medication.

Enlarged prostate and urinary difficulties: Hydroxyzine may worsen urinary difficulties. If you have an enlarged prostate or difficulty starting urination, including a blockage from the bladder, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Epilepsy: Hydroxyzine should be used with caution by people with epilepsy, as it may increase the risk for seizures. If you have a history of seizures, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Glaucoma: This medication may cause a slight increase in pressure in the eye and therefore should be used with caution by anyone with glaucoma. If you have glaucoma, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

If you notice vision changes while you are taking this medication, contact your doctor.

Kidney function: The kidneys are partially responsible for removing this medication from your body. Kidney disease or reduced kidney function may cause this medication to build up in the body, causing side effects. If you have reduced kidney function or kidney disease, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Liver function: Liver disease or reduced liver function may cause this medication to build up in the body, causing side effects. If you have liver problems, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Myasthenia gravis: Hydroxyzine may worsen the muscle weakness experienced by people with myasthenia gravis. This medication should be used with caution if you have myasthenia gravis.

Sedation: The sedating effect of hydroxyzine must be considered when the medication is used at the same time as other sedating medications such as narcotics, non-narcotic pain relievers, sleeping pills, sedatives, barbiturates, or alcohol.

Thyroid disease: Hydroxyzine may cause symptoms of an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism). If you have thyroid problems, discuss with your doctor how this medication may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of this medication, and whether any special monitoring is needed.

Pregnancy: Hydroxyzine should not be used during early pregnancy. It should be used during later pregnancy only if the potential benefits outweigh the risks.

Breast-feeding: It is not known if hydroxyzine passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.

Seniors: Seniors may be at increased risk for the sedating and impaired coordination effects of this medication. Seniors should use extra caution, for example, when getting up during the night.

What other drugs could interact with this medication?

There may be an interaction between hydroxyzine and any of the following:

  • aclidinium
  • alcohol
  • alfuzosin
  • amiodarone
  • amphetamines (e.g., dextroamphetamine, lisdexamphetamine)
  • antihistamines (e.g,. cetirizine, doxylamine, diphenhydramine, loratadine)
  • anti-psychotics (e.g., chlorpromazine, clozapine, haloperidol, olanzepine, quetiapine, risperidone)
  • atropine
  • azelastine
  • barbiturates (e.g., butalbital, pentobarbital phenobarbital)
  • belladonna
  • benzodiazepines (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, lorazepam)
  • benztropine
  • brimonidine
  • buprenorphine
  • buspirone
  • chloral hydrate
  • chloroquine
  • darifenacin
  • degarelix
  • disopyramide
  • dofetilide
  • domperidone
  • donepezil
  • dronabinol
  • dronedarone
  • efavirenz
  • flavoxate
  • flecainide
  • galantamine
  • general anesthetics (medications used to put people to sleep before surgery)
  • glucagon
  • glycopyrrolate
  • ipratropium
  • kava kava
  • macrolide antibiotics (e.g., clarithromycin, erythromycin)
  • magnesium sulfate
  • methadone
  • metyrosine
  • mifepristone
  • minocycline
  • mirabegron
  • mirtazapine
  • muscle relaxants (e.g., baclofen, cyclobenzaprine, methocarbamol, orphenadrine)
  • nabilone
  • narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine, fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone)
  • oxybutynin
  • perampanel
  • pimozide
  • potassium chloride
  • pramipexole
  • pramlitinide
  • procainamide
  • protein kinase inhbitors (e.g., lapatinib, pazopanib, sunitinib)
  • quinidine
  • quinine
  • quinolone antibiotics (e.g., ciprofloxacin, ofloxacin, sparfloxacin)
  • rilpivirine
  • rivastigmine
  • ropinirole
  • rotigotine
  • rufinamide
  • saquinavir
  • scopolamine
  • seizure medications (e.g., carbamazepine, clobazam, levetiracetam, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone, topiramate, valproic acid, zonisamide)
  • selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs; e.g., citalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline)
  • serotonin antagonists (anti-emetic medications; e.g., granisetron, ondansetron,)
  • solifenacin
  • sotalol
  • tapentadol
  • tetrabenazine
  • thiazide diuretics (water pills; e.g., hydrochlorothiazide, indapamide, metolazone)
  • tiotropium
  • tolcapone
  • tolterodine
  • topiramate
  • tramadol
  • tranylcypromine
  • trazodone
  • trimeprazine
  • tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, clomipramine, desipramine, trimipramine)
  • umeclidinium
  • zolpidem
  • zopiclone

If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:

  • stop taking one of the medications,
  • change one of the medications to another,
  • change how you are taking one or both of the medications, or
  • leave everything as is.

An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.

Medications other than those listed above may interact with this medication. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.

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