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Hydroxyzine Medication

Hydroxyzine is a drug that affects the activity that normally occurs in the central nervous system. This medication may also be used as an antihistamine. Other uses for this medication may include treatment for anxiety, tension, nausea, vomiting, and for skin rashes. While considered relatively safe, this medication is usually not prescribed to pregnant women, especially in the first trimester. Many people who take this medication may experience marked drowsiness and should avoid driving or operating machines or equipment until the person knows how they will be affected. To learn more about the uses for this medication, take a look below at the questions that have been answered by Experts.

Can Hydroxyzine cause swelling of the feet?

While it may be possible for this drug to cause swelling (edema) the occurrence is not very common. Many issues may cause swelling of the feet. A doctor may perform tests to ensure there isn't a serious underlying cause of the swelling. The following tests may be performed to rule out any serious issues:
• Liver function tests
• Serum urea/creatinine
• urine testing
• EKG
• Chest X-ray

Serious causes for swelling of the legs and feet may include liver failure, congestive heart failure, kidney issues, respiratory, and drug induced issues. Because of the severity of the above mentioned conditions, a consultation with the person's doctor is generally encouraged. A physical exam and testing may be performed to determine the cause of the swelling.

What would happen to an unborn baby if Hydroxyzine is taking during pregnancy?

Typically a woman is encouraged to avoid all medications unless there is a very specific need. Many times there is a decision to be made about the risks verses the benefits of the medications. Hydroxyzine is rarely prescribed for use during the first trimester of pregnancy. There may be a few allergy medications that are considered safe for use while pregnant. A consultation with the woman's doctor may be necessary to determine which medication is best suited for the individual.

Can Hydroxyzine be taken during pregnancy?

In studies conducted, the outcome of taking this medication during the first trimester of pregnancy may result in congenital abnormalities. In certain cases there may be a specific requirement for medications. However an alternative medication may be selected by the woman's doctor. It is especially important to avoid any medications during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Do Hydroxyzine and trazadone combined well?

The above mentioned medications may be used together. However both of these medications have a sedative effect, so caution should be observed while taking the two together. A person may require monitoring when taking the combination to watch for excessive drowsiness. People taking this combination are generally encouraged to avoid driving and/or operating heavy machinery until the person knows how the medication will affect them.

People who suffer from allergies may be prescribed Hydroxyzine. This medication may make the person very drowsy. Many questions arise about the safety of the medication, especially for those who are pregnant. If a person has questions or concerns regarding this medication, the person should ask an Expert for medical insight.
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