Atarax is a psycholeptic with anxiolytic action, a derivative of diphenylmethane. In patients with sleep disorders, Atarax increases total sleep time, reduces total night wakefulness, and lowers muscle tension in anxious patients. Atarax causes bronchodilation, has antiemetic action (against vomiting), and relieves itching in various conditions of urticaria, eczema and dermatitis.
Atarax is used for:
symptomatic treatment of anxiety in adults;
symptomatic treatment of pruritus (itching);
premedication in surgery.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Atarax should be used at the lowest effective dose and the treatment period should be as short as possible.
In adults and children weighing more than 40 kg, the maximum daily dose is 100 mg daily for all indications.
Symptomatic treatment of anxiety
The usual dose is 50 mg daily divided into three doses of 12.5 mg -12.5 mg – 25 mg, ie half a tablet in the morning and noon and 1 tablet at bedtime. In more severe cases, doses up to 100 mg daily may be used.
Symptomatic treatment of pruritus (pruritus)
The usual starting dose is 25 mg (1 tablet) before bedtime, and if necessary it is continued with doses up to 25 mg taken 3 to 4 times a day.
Premedication before surgery
The usual dose is 50 mg daily in 2 doses or 100 mg in 1 dose. The total dose for 24 hours should not exceed 100 mg.