I found this in my teenage sons pants pockets. just being concerened.
It also causes profound drowsiness in some people. It can help you to sleep for hours. They give it for itching and hives a lot. Kids will abuse almost any drug that can cause a change in consciousness. You definitely need to talk to him and see why he was wanted to take it and let him know that it is dangerous to take pills other people may give you especially if you dont know what they are. Some pills can be deadly on the first dose (not this one, but high doses of some pain meds like OxyContin can kill in one pill)
many kids in my school will offer me money for my atarax (hydroxizine) because it offers good sedative effects and many kids will try to abuse it so i would just ask him about it. I have a preprescription for it for stress and and anxiety. the pill is great when used for the right medical reasons
If anything I'd rather have my son smoking marijuana or using it different way for it has no internal or external effect. Hydroxyzine is use for itching, sores, wounds, and will make you drowsy. If taken 1 25 mg (blue/green capsule) from 15-20 years of age it will just make you drowsy. If you exceed with 2 or more there will be an effect on your son but taking too much can cause extremely blurred vision, rarely will it cause you to get high in a good way. It gets you high in wrong ways which is very very sleepy. You should speak to him immediately before taking too much or it will lead to coma or seizures from blurred vision. I study all types of medicines pills to powder to liquids to injections. Best wishes to you and stay strong mighty mother!
Before assuming your son is on drugs for recreational use, consider the fact that he could have been confidently prescribed them and maybe do some research on it or talk to him about it. If you expect him to trust you and talk to you about it, then you need to trust him and not go through his things. I was prescribed hydroxyzine at 19 for panic attacks and depression. I asked the doctor not to tell my mother because I didn't want her to worry about me. It's also used to help with insomnia, allergies, stress, anxiety, depression, etc...
I am currently on this and it does not cause a high and I also am a teenager in school and I know how kids can be. Confronting him will not be best but simply saying "Hey son, I found these in you laundry and I think we should talk about it if you are okay with that, I would like to know where you got these and what you are using them for." if your son is willing to talk about it great and if not I would not worry myself sick over it. Monitor what things he does and how he acts these types of drugs are used as a way to control mood, help you sleep and they can be used as a sedative or can be prescribed after surgery to help with sleep. When used for this is used in much higher doses. If you know the dosage or what color and shape it is you could do much research as I do with ever medicine before putting it into my body. Like I said talk to your son and don't be confrontational, calm and kind is your best bet!! I hope this helps you!!
Interesting comment from Wolverina? Nice buzz? Hydroxyzine acts like a stronger version of benadryl, an antihistamine. My doctor prescribed it to me for bedtime to help me sleep, per as needed.
Just calms the anxiety and helps treat insomnia. It is indicated mainly for anxiety and itching caused from an allergic reaction. Whatever floats your boat - big disappointment if looking for a "buzz"
- Hydroxyzine Information for Consumers
- Hydroxyzine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxyzine (detailed)
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