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is vistaril habit forming

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: I've seen some folks have a psychological dependance using vistaril (hydroxyzine) as a sleep aid, but there is no physical dependence.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Vistaril (hydroxyzine): It is used as a mild antihistamine, as a tranquilizer that is non-addicting, to help old patients rest. It is combined with pain shots to reduce the i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Older antihistamine : Vistaril, (hydroxyzine) Hydroxyzine is an older antihistamine usually used to treat itching. It can be used as a mild hypnotic (sleeing aide) or mild ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Fair: It works for a small percentage of people even though it is commonly prescribed for anxiety.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: The capsule just makes it easier to swallow.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is a anti-histamine - so no it does not stop pain. It does cause drowsiness - and if you really get drowsy you may not feel tha ... Read More
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Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Max 400mg/day in adu: Although max dose of vistaril (hydroxyzine) is 400mg/day in adults, every one is different. Some common side effects are drowsiness, fatigue headache ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Old antihistamine: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is Hydroxyzine (aka atarax) a first generation antihistamine that is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is st ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Overdose : That is a gigantic dose of visteril. The major and potentially life threatening risk would be CNS depression.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stay awake: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is quite sedating and may impair your concentration and increase your risk of injury. It will also make you thirsty. Apart fr ... Read More

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