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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.

Atarax Dosage: An Introduction

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.
 

Dose of Atarax for Anxiety

The standard recommended Atarax 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.
 

Atarax Dosing Before or After General Anesthesia

The standard dose of Atarax when used as a sedative for use before or after general anesthesia for adults is 50 to 100 mg; the amount for children is based on weight (0.6 mg per pound of body weight).
 

Atarax Dosage for Itching

The standard dosage for treating itching in adults is Atarax 25 mg three or four times daily. For children over six years old, the recommended amount is 50 to 100 mg 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.
 
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