I was prescribed Atarax today for pruritis. Not one for taking medications, I was so miserable with this condition (especially at night!!! ) that I agreed to give it a try. Tubes of Cortisone cream; anti-itching sprays; bath preps designed to address excessively dry skin and itching, etc... BRIEF relief was the best I could hope to achieve. I, however, am a RN and interviewing for a new job. This process includes a 12-panel urine drug screen! I do NOT have anxiety and a benzodiazepine would be the LAST drug I would ever take!

This itching is so intense, though, that I really need to give Atarax a try! To what end? Will I test positive for what is termed a "drug of abuse", AKA a benzodiazepine.