You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Atarax if you have:
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer's disease
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, hepatitis, or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Hydroxyzine and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Hydroxyzine and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Atarax Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
People who take too much Atarax may experience effects such as (but not limited to):
- Extreme drowsiness
- Nausea and vomiting.
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek medical attention right away.
(Click Hydroxyzine Overdose for more information.)