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What is Hixizine for and how to take it

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What is Hixizine for and how to take it
What is Hixizine for and how to take it

Hixizine is an antiallergic drug with hydroxyzine in the composition, which can be found in syrup or tablet form and is indicated for the treatment of allergies such as hives and atopic and contact dermatitis, relieving itching for about 4 to 6 hours.

This medication can be purchased at pharmacies upon presentation of a prescription.

What is it for

Hixizine is an antiallergic that is indicated for the relief of itching caused by skin allergies, such as hives, atopic and contact dermatitis or itching resulting from other diseases.

How to take it

Dosage depends on the dosage form and age of the person:

1. Hixizine Syrup

  • Adults: The recommended dose is 25 mg 3 or 4 times a day;
  • Children: The recommended dose is 0.7 mg per kg of body weight, 3 times a day.

In the following table, you can consult the volume of syrup to be measured by body weight intervals:

Body Weight Syrup dose
6 to 8 kg 2 to 3 mL per shot
8 to 10 kg 3 to 3.5 mL per shot
10 to 12 kg 3, 5 to 4 mL per shot
12 to 24 kg 4 to 8.5 mL per shot
24 to 40 kg 8, 5 to 14 mL per shot

Treatment should not be longer than ten days, unless the doctor recommends another dosage.

2. Hixizine tablets

  • Adults: The recommended dose is one 25 mg tablet, 3 to 4 times a day.

The maximum time of use of these drugs is only 10 days.

Possible side effects

The most common side effects that can occur during treatment with Hixizine are sedation, drowsiness and dry mouth.

In addition, although it is more rare, gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea and constipation can still manifest.

Does Hixizine make you sleepy?

Yes, hixizine usually makes you sleepy, so people taking this medication should avoid driving a vehicle or operating machinery. Find out about other antihistamines your doctor may prescribe that don't make you drowsy.

Who should not use

This medicine should not be used by people who are hypersensitive to any of the components of the formula, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children under 6 months of age.

Hixizine contains sucrose, so it should be used with caution in people with diabetes.

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