Can I take hydroxyzine if I am breastfeeding?

Because it is not known if hydroxyzine (Atarax, Vistaril and others) passes into breast milk, experts say you should avoid taking it if you're breastfeeding. Talk with your doctor before taking this drug if you are breastfeeding. Hydroxyzine is used for itching caused by allergic reactions. It is also prescribed for anxiety, nausea, motion sickness and other conditions.

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