Pharmaceuticals/hydroxyzine

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dr salman,i take 10mg hydroxyzine daily for hives.taking it about  month.i read on internet long term hydroxyzine can cause tardive dyskinesia.does it take years to develop and is it rare?am I safer alternating Benadryl with hydroxyzine?safer antihistime for hives

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Studies have also been conducted which show that long-term prescription of hydroxyzine can lead to tardive dyskinesia after years of use, but effects related to dyskinesia have also anecdotally been reported after periods of 7.5 months.
Benadryl, on the other hand, prevents tardive dyskinesia and is safer.

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Dr Mohd Tariq Salman

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I can answer questions related to indications (therapeutic uses), contraindications, adverse reactions and interactions of drugs. I can also give expert opinion on queries related to rational use of medicines, including cost effective medication, essential medicines and generic drugs.

Experience

Teaching and training of undergraduate medical, dental and pharmacy students, supervision of pharmacology residents and research on herbal drugs, pharmacovigilance and drug utilization studies.

Organizations
Era's Lucknow Medical College, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Indian Pharmacological Society, Society of Pharmacovigilance India, Association of Medical Pharmacologists of Imdia.

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British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, JK Science, Natural Product Radiance, Hippocratic Journal of Unani Medicine, Indian Journal fot the Practicing Doctor, Unimed Kulliyat.

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MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

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