The standard recommended dose of Atarax for treating anxiety in adults is 50 to 100 mg four times daily. For the treatment of itching, the usual recommended amount is 25 mg three or four times a day. When using Atarax as a sedative before or after general anesthesia, the standard dosage is 50 to 100 mg.
The dose of Atarax® (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age and weight (for children)
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.