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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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Definition)

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 ...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?

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 dont react with each other.

Can I give my baby hydroxyzine hydrochloride syrup with ambroxol hydrochloride syrup? Hope they dont 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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Are there any serious side effects with vistaril (hydroxyzine) and klonopin togheter?

Are there any serious side effects with vistaril (hydroxyzine) and klonopin togheter?

Interactions : Yes. Additive and sedative (sedating) effects. You might not have problems but they can augment each other. ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg. Uses and side effects?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) 25mg. Uses and side effects?

Itching, anxiety: Atarax (hydroxyzine, also sold as vistiril) is a sedating antihistamine. In addition to relieving anxiety, it can also help allergic itching, nausea, & motion sickness. It is non-addictive but can cause drowsiness & other (mostly minor) side-effects. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000796/. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine) ?

What are the side effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine) ?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) side effect: Common side effects may include: dizziness, drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, or headache. Serious side effects (stop med and call doc) include: restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck; tremor (uncontrolled shaking); confusion; or seizure (convulsions). ...Read more

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And what are the side effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

And what are the side effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Sedation: Most common side effect of first generation antihistamines is sedation. ...Read more

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Atarax (hydroxyzine) how long do side effects normally last?

Atarax (hydroxyzine) how long do side effects normally last?

Depends...: On which side-effect, how much you took, & your personal susceptibility. If you took a standard dose for hives, say 10-25 mg, and had sleepiness as a side-effect, expect resolution in 8-24 hours. For more specific answers discuss your concern with your physician or other health care provider. ...Read more

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Does alliance's atarax (hydroxyzine) actually cause weight gain as one of the side effects? If so why? And after how long of using it?

Yes it causes wt gai: Yes atarax(hydroxyzine) can cause weight gain and it starts in first month and as follows <1 month 27.7% 1-6 months 27.7% 6-12 months 9.09% 1-2 years0.00% 2-5 years 9.09% 5-10 years27.27% >10 years 0.00. ...Read more

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Vistaril (Definition)

Vistaril is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Atarax (Definition)

Atarax is a sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more