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Is it ok to use ddaily hydroxyzine (vistaril) for anxiety?

Is it ok to use ddaily hydroxyzine (vistaril) for anxiety?

Possibly.: I prefer other anti-anxiety meds for my patients, but it could be fine ... If it's been rx'd by a md expert in mental health; if it is being taken exactly as directed; if it doesn't make you too drowsy or less effective in your activities; if it proves useful; if you are seeking additional ways to prevent and manage excessive stress. Work this through with your mental health specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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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What are the uses of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

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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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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Can i overdose on 100 mg of vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

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 constipation. Report any irregular/fast heart beat, difficulty urinating, slurred speech or tremor to your doctor as soon as possible. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) starts it action in 15-60 mins after a dose / keeps working for~4-6hrs then out of the system 14-25 hrs. Drink lots water. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine) like?

What are the effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine) like?

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 anti-anxiety med (tranquilizer). Major side effect is sedation (sleepiness). ...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 would 625 mg of vistaril (hydroxyzine) do to a person?

Overdose : That is a gigantic dose of visteril. The major and potentially life threatening risk would be CNS depression. ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise after taking vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

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 from that, you should be ok. ...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