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Are there any health risks with taking hydroxyzine?

Older adults have an increased risk for hydroxyzine side effects. Drowsiness is a common side effect. Taking hydroxyzine with other medications can increase the risk for severe drowsiness and difficulty concentrating or remaining alert. Using hydroxyzine during pregnancy can harm a developing fetus. There's also an increased risk of seizures if you have a seizure disorder.

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