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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine). These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is also used as an anti anxiety medicine.


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My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

Many Causes of Itch: Your itching can be caused by many things only some of which would be helped by Hydroxyzine. Dry skin Is a very common cause. Itching can also be caused by liver or thyroid problems. Allergies and eczema are another cause. You really need to see a physician to help you sort this out. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
190 Doctors shared insights

Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril (hydroxyzine). These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is also used as an anti anxiety medicine.


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Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they don't react with each other.

Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they don't react with each other.

MixingMedsDangers: You should always consult with your physician before mixing medications. Ambroxol is not available in the US so I can't comment on how it interacts with Hydroxyzine but as I said above - always talk with your physician or even the pharmacist before using multiple medications especially in children! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydroxyzine hydrochloride for anxiety disorder - any success stories?

Can you tell me about hydroxyzine hydrochloride for anxiety disorder - any success stories?

Hydroxyzine for anx: Hydroxyzine (brand name vistaril) is an anti-histamine. Most Pts know abt anti-histamines in treatment of allergies, for instance. However, they are often prescribed to treat anxiety, as well, due to a calming effect. If anxiety also causes you to have difficulty with sleep, an added benefit may be that the med is sedating. It is non habit forming. Talk with your doc about the right anxiety tx 4 u ...Read more

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My whole body is itching for so long and I had taken the drug hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets USP atarax 25mg?

Many Causes of Itch: Your itching can be caused by many things only some of which would be helped by Hydroxyzine. Dry skin Is a very common cause. Itching can also be caused by liver or thyroid problems. Allergies and eczema are another cause. You really need to see a physician to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they don't react with each other.

MixingMedsDangers: You should always consult with your physician before mixing medications. Ambroxol is not available in the US so I can't comment on how it interacts with Hydroxyzine but as I said above - always talk with your physician or even the pharmacist before using multiple medications especially in children! ...Read more

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3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

3 yr old needs pulpotomies & crowns. Prone to allergies. Which is safest w/ fewest risks or side effects- Versed, Hydroxyzine or Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Thanks!

Anesthesiologist: Or experienced Pedodontist are the best to judge after examining the child, insufficient information and limited platform for assessment and decision making, good luck ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) habit forming?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) habit forming?

Not really: I've seen some folks have a psychological dependance using vistaril (hydroxyzine) as a sleep aid, but there is no physical dependence. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Please describe the medication: vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

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 still used on occasion to treat itchy skin rashes. It may also be used in conjunction with anesthesia. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What are some contraindications of atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Sedation: The most common side effect of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is sedation. If you are doing something such as driving or working with machinery where sedation could put you at risk it would be wise to be cautious and either avoid the behavior or the atarax (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Even though it is an effective sedative, hypnotic, analgesic, and tranquilizer, it shares almost none of the abuse, dependence, addiction, and toxicity potential of other drugs used for the same range of therapeutic reasons. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Vistaril helps restless and anxiety through it's antihistamine activity, much like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is not addictive, but if you are taking it several times daily you could find yourself having some withdrawal symptoms like runny nose. ...Read more

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Could my recent nightmares be from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Could my recent nightmares be from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Yes: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) has the potential to alter sleep architecture, which includes rem sleep, where dreaming occurs. The potential to induce vivid or disturbing dreams is a potential side effect of many different medications. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for asthma?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for asthma?

Allergies: Atarax (hydroxyzine) in an antihistamine and blocks the release of histamine. It may help to prevent the triggers that cause your asthma but it does not treat your asthma. Do not depend on it for that purpose. ...Read more

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Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause memory loss?

Can atarax (hydroxyzine) cause memory loss?

Possible: Has anticholinergic side effects, which could potentially affect memory. If not critical, you could place on hold and see of this is side effect. Do this approach under supervision of your doctor. ...Read more

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Is atarax (hydroxyzine) effective for sleep?

Is atarax (hydroxyzine) effective for sleep?

Good sleep practices: Atarax/hydroxyzine is a prescription antihistamine/anti-allergy medication. Because it can be sedating, some people find it helpful for insomnia, at least in the short term. It is not a controlled or addictive medication like some sleep aids. Be sure to practice sleep hygiene -- structuring your sleep, avoid lying long periods not sleeping, avoid daytime napping, use bed only for sleep/intimacy. ...Read more

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Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Can I take atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg with oxycodo/ acetamino?

Yes: No interaction aside from the potential additive drowsiness effect from both medications. ...Read more

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Can the medication vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50 mg cause chest pains?

Can the medication vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50 mg cause chest pains?

See below: Chest pain is very rarely reported by those taking vistaril, (hydroxyzine) an antihistamine used for allergies, anxiety, insomnia. Definitely follow up with your doc concerning this symptom. Make sure u tell doc all the meds & supplements u are taking as the chest pain may come from a drug interaction. If chest pain is severe & lasting, call ambulance to go to er for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

Does atarax (hydroxyzine) 25 mg decrease the effectiveness of nexplanon?

No: Antihistamines in general and Atarax (hydroxyzine) specifically do not interfere with the effectiveness of birth control including nexplanon, a hormone-releasing birth control implant. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take tramadol and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

What will happen if you take tramadol and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

Possible interaction: "Using hydroxyzine together with tramadol may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment." (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=2221-0, 1303-775) ...Read more

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Will taking atarax (hydroxyzine) effect a fail on taking a urine drug test?

Would not anticipate: That use of atarax (hydroxyzine) should cause one to fail a urine screen for drugs of abuse. It is not a drug of abuse. ...Read more

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I am taking atarax (hydroxyzine) 25g 3 times day how long takes to work on my rash itchines?

It depends: Atarax is a short acting anti-histamine or anti-itch medication. It also makes you drowsy. How long does your skin rashes last depending on what type of skin rashes that is and what specific treatment for that rashes. It would work well for hives although a longer acting anti-histamine like Allegra / Claritin (loratadine) / zyrtec is preferable. If it lasts more than 6 weeks, you should go see an allergist. ...Read more

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What's gonna happen if I took 350mg of atarax, (hydroxyzine) 4 pentalgines, 7 diuretics and some coffiene?

What's gonna happen if I took 350mg of atarax, (hydroxyzine) 4 pentalgines, 7 diuretics and some coffiene?

Dangerous!: That dose of Atarax (hydroxyzine) is dangerous, could be fatal. Don't know what pentalgines are, but never good to mix meds. Are you trying to hurt yourself? You need help right away! Go to a hospital or clinic now to get help. ...Read more

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Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) be used to treat OCD symptoms, particularly the obsessive portion? If so, to what extent?

No, mostly.: Not usually. Vistaril is used as an anti-anxiety medication, but it works for people mostly because of it's convenient side effect of sedation. If someone really has ocd, vistaril is unlikely to target the main issues.
Ssris like prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft and therapies like cognitive behavioral training are much more effective, I would recommend you look in that direction with your md first.
Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Dr. John Landi
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Atarax (Definition)

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