Atarax 10 mg
Atarax® (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) is a medication approved for a variety of uses, including the treatment of anxiety. There are currently several different forms and strengths available for Atarax: 10 mg tablets and syrup, 25 mg tablets, and 50 mg tablets.
The standard recommended dosage for treating anxiety in adults is 50 to 100 mg four times daily. For children over six years old, the dose is 50 to 100 mg daily in "divided" doses (presumably two to four doses per day). For children under six years old, the recommendation is 50 mg daily in divided doses.
The standard Atarax dose for treating itching in adults is 25 mg three or four times daily. For children over age six, the recommended amount is 50 to 100 mg in divided doses. Children under age six may take 50 mg daily in divided doses.
When the medication is used as a sedative before or after general anesthesia, adults may take 50 to 100 mg, and the dosage for children is based on weight (0.6 mg per pound of body weight). It may be best to give young children the syrup form of Atarax (with 10 mg per 5 mL syrup).
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