Hydroxyzine is a medication that has demonstrated analgesic (pain relieving) effects, as well as skeletal muscle relaxation.
There had also been a study showing that when used with other therapies, hydroxyzine can enhance the effect of opioid drugs. The combination "decreases the narcotic load but increases the efficacy of the narcotic, so patients get the pain relief and don't get the withdrawal," https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/905327
However, please make sure that you will be taking the medication per doctor's instructions. Since this medication enhances the effects of other pain medications such as opioids, it is essential that the doses have been adjusted accordingly to avoid any adverse effects from the potentiation of the drugs.
- Hydroxyzine Information for Consumers
- Hydroxyzine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxyzine (detailed)
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