Atarax (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine medication that is used to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, itching, and allergic reactions. It works by blocking the effects of histamine, a substance that is released by the body in response to allergens or other stimuli.

Atarax is typically taken orally in the form of a tablet or liquid. The recommended dosage for adults and children varies depending on the individual’s age, medical condition, and the specific condition being treated. It’s important to follow the dosage instructions provided by a healthcare professional and to never exceed the recommended dosage.

Common side effects of Atarax include drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. It can also cause more serious side effects, such as allergic reactions or changes in mood or behavior. It’s important to use Atarax only as directed and to talk to a healthcare professional if you experience any serious side effects