A 23-year-old female asked:
would vistaril work as well as phenergan (promethazine) for vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Can work here...: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) reduces activity in the central nervous system. It acts as an antihistamine to address sneezing ; runny nose, as well as hives on the skin. Vistaril is also used as a sedative to treat anxiety ; as an adjunct for anesthesia. Vistaril may also be used to treat nausea ; vomiting. Watch out for sleepiness with this drug ; don't combine it with other sedative agents.
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Likely not: Phenergan (promethazine) is more sedating but more effective on vomiting. Vistaril does not have much if any anti-emetic action.
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Last updated Jun 30, 2014
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