Iterax is a first-generation antihistamine that is used to treat allergies and anxiety. Due to its sedative effects, it is sometimes used to pre-medicate patients prior to surgery. Its main ingredient is hydroxyzine diHCl.Know More
Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, Iterax is a formulation that is primarily available in foreign countries, such as the Philippines. Its American formulation is known as Aterax or Vistaril.
Side effects of Iterax include headache, dry mouth and sleepiness. Because of its sedative effects, people who take Iterax are advised to avoid consumption of alcohol and to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery. It is not recommended for women in the early stages of pregnancy.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
The best way to dispose of unused medication is through community disposal programs. Otherwise, mixing the medication with a substance such as coffee grounds, sealing it in a container, blacking out all identifying personal information on the bottle and disposing it in a trash can is acceptable, says the FDA.Full Answer >
According to About.com, how long medicine takes to absorb into the stomach depends on the type of medication, whether it is taken with food or on an empty stomach, and the ability of the medication to pass into the bloodstream. The quickest absorption occurs with medications that dissolve in the mouth and the longest with those having a special coating that enables them to dissolve slowly in the stomach.Full Answer >
Nothing adverse will happen if a person takes expired medicine, as stated by Drugs.com; however, the medicine may not work as intended. The expiration date on the label is used by manufacturers to show the period when the medicine if fully potent. This means that a drug that is not used before its expiration date will slowly lose its effectiveness, thus may not be helpful in treating the condition for which it was meant.Full Answer >
According to the Breastfeeding Resource Center, using over-the-counter or prescribed allergy medications while breastfeeding is considered safe for the baby. Breastfeeding mothers who are concerned about a decrease in supply should avoid allergy medications that contain psuedoephedrine such as Claritin-D, Allegra-D and Zyrtec-D.Full Answer >