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  • hydroxyzine and retention

    I have read that one side effect of this can be retention of urine...does anyone have this problem?
    Also, has anyone tried a very low dose - 10mgs - and found it useful?
    Thanks.

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    Hi Glynis,

    I already have retention problems prior to using Hydroxyzine but it does help with the constant burning pain. I need a much stronger dose of 50mg every 6 hours.

    hope this helps!

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    • #3
      Hi...I can only speak for myself. I do not have retention with atarax and it has been a lifesaver for me. I did have retention from Pyridium Plus, go figure.....yet so many are helped by that.

      If the doctor prescribed it, try it. I take 50-75mg each night and don't take it during the day. Like so many other things about IC treatments it is very individial.

      Let us know how you do!
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