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Atarax Pregnancy

(Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride)

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Is Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) safe during pregnancy or nursing?

The FDA category for this medication is N. It is advised that you: Unknown

Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) pregnancy info from our pharmacists

  • Upsides
  • No info available
  • Downsides
  • Not recommended if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Tips
  • No info available
  • Risks
  • Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) can cause birth defects. It's not clear, but the risk may be greater early in pregnancy. Since it's not known if Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) passes into breast milk, breast-feeding isn't recommended. Don't use Atarax (Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride) while pregnant and if you're considering having a baby and talk to your doctor about alternative medications. If antihistamines are needed to treat severe itching, second generation medicines may be preferred.
Source: FDA package insert