Stay Alert for Patients at Risk for Heart Problems With Hydroxyzine

New Health Canada warnings will raise questions about the risk of serious heart problems with hydroxyzine (Atarax, etc).

We know that hydroxyzine has been used for years for itching due to allergies, anxiety in adults, nausea and vomiting, and as dental premedication.

But now there are reports that hydroxyzine may cause an increased risk of abnormal prolonging the "QT interval" on an EKG and increasing the risk for sudden death.

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