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

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.
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I have bad anxiety and have tried hydroxyzine for a while which doesn't really help what can I take to help with my anxiety along with OCD?

I have bad anxiety and have tried hydroxyzine for a while which doesn't really help what can I take to help with my anxiety along with OCD?

Need counselling: You may need other medications plus psychologic counselling to control your OCD and anxiety. Recommend that you contact a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine used for?

What is hydroxyzine used for?

Hydroxyzine: Is an old drug, mainly an antihistamine, used to treat itching and urticaria, for its sedative effects, used to treat insomnia and used in sedation, also some use to treat simple anxiety, it is only prescription ...Read more

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What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

What is hydroxyzine prescribed for?

Usually itching: It is a first generation antihistamine so sedation is common, but it works well for allergy symptoms, itching, and hives. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzine effective for anxiety?

Is hydroxyzine effective for anxiety?

Possibly: Hydroxyzine is modestly helpful for anxiety. However one of the ssri meds (liek zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro) has more longterm benefit and safety. ...Read more

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What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

What is atarax (hydroxyzine) used for?

Myriad uses: For allergic noses & eyes - Atarax (hydroxyzine) treats symptoms of itching, sniffing, sneezing, & dripping. Its not very good for stuffy nose. Atarax helps make hives go away. If you take it everyday it will help keep them from breaking out. Atarax is also an excellent medication if you have imsomnia. It makes you sleepy & you fall asleep. When Atarax is absorbed your body converts into zyrtec! ...Read more

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Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Black kohosh with atarax (hydroxyzine)?

What is question?: If you are asking about taking Atarax (hydroxyzine) with Black Kohosh
Yes I see no reason why not
Black Kohosh is a herb used for many indicatins and have effect on the brain which is like serotonin and have some effect on estrogen
Ak your doctor if you can takle them together as we do not know why and how long you need to take Atarax (hydroxyzine) ...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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Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Can Hydroxyzine help stop racing thoughts?

Hydroxyzine effects: I understand your concern.
Racing thoughts can be overwhelming, affect clarity of mind, affect concentration on specific tasks and affect functioning.
They can be symptom of Anxiety.
Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It can decrease racing thoughts, not stop racing thoughts.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, side effects of medications, dose; and Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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How often csn I take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

How often csn I take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Call Physician: This is aprescription medicine and the prescribing physician should have given insgtructions on dosing. In general, this medicine should be dosed every 4-6hours. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone is the same as hydroxyzine?

2 hydro meds differ: These two medications are very different. They have some side effects in common but are otherwise in two completely different classifications. ...Read more

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How long can we take atarax (hydroxyzine)?

Hydroxyzine: For as long as the medication is prescribed for what it is supposed to treat. If you have concerns, you really should bring them up to the prescribing doctor, since they know what they are treating you for. ...Read more

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How can I get perscribed hydroxyzine/xanex?

How can I get perscribed hydroxyzine/xanex?

If indicated, easy..: Being prescribed a medication is based on whether a patient has a condition that is adequately treated by a particular medication. If your doctor, after an assessment determines that you'll need either the xanax (alprazolam) or hydroxyzine, I'm sure he/she will have no problem prescribing it for you. ...Read more

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What are the uses of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

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 incidence of nausea and lower anxiet related to pain. ...Read more

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Could I take hydroxyzine and doxepin together?

Could I take hydroxyzine and doxepin together?

Yes: Just beware of the additive side effects such as drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation etc. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Can you overdose on atarax (hydroxyzine) pills?

Yes, of course: You can overdose on anything. The big question is 'what will happen? ' Atarax (hydroxyzine) overdose will cause severe drowsiness. ...Read more

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Does vistaril (hydroxyzine) help you stop pain?

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 that the pain is bad. Not a good idea to use vistaril (hydroxyzine) for pain. ...Read more

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Does hydroxyzine have antipsychotic properties?

Does hydroxyzine have antipsychotic properties?

Not antipsychotic: We do use hydroxyzine often for anxiety but but not psychosis. That being said, sometimes anxiety can be a cause of psychosis, so in that case if the underlying anxiety was treated it would also help the psychosis. I hope this helps. ...Read more