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Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Vistaril (Overview)

Vistaril 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.


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What is vistaril used for and what are the side effects if you are 37 weeks pregnant and you take then oraly ?

What is vistaril used for and what are the side effects if you are 37 weeks pregnant and you take then oraly ?

Itching or sleep?: Vistaril is most often used either to treat itching or to help with sleep at night. It will make you sleepy, some patients will feel a little dizzy with it. It also may make you have a dry mouth. Make sure you know how you react to it before driving. ...Read more

Dr. Tipu Sultan
108 doctors shared insights

Vistaril (Overview)

Vistaril 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.


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Please describe the medication: vistaril?

Please describe the medication: vistaril?

Old antihistamine: Vistaril 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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I just got a script for vistaril for anxiety does not work. Xanax works very well for me.Should I just tell the doc that's what I want ?

Symptom side effect: It is best to give md side effects of current rx vistaril plus symptoms you wish to have decreased that are still present from the vistaril. In that way, both of you may choose the best medication for your needs. Xanax is a controlled substance, and abusable, so a full description of symptoms and side effects is advisable. So the doc doesn't think you have a substance abuse problem. ...Read more

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What are the uses of vistaril?

Vistaril: 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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Can artane be used with vistaril together?

Only at night: Artane (trihexphenidyl) is a muscle relaxant that is sedating. Hydroxyzine pamoate (Vistaril) is an antihistamine that is also used for anxiety, and sedation . Because of the sedation, the two should be taken only before going to sleep, not during the day. ...Read more

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Would vistaril work as well as phenergan for vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

Would vistaril work as well as phenergan for vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

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. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take vistaril and have a few beers?

How many is a few?: The problem here is mainly the beer itself. A "few" beers can lead to drunk driving and many other dangers. The addition of vistaril adds to the sedation, making it even more hazardous to drive, walk up or down stairs, or navigate social situations. In short, it's not a good idea. ...Read more

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And what are the side effects of vistaril?

And what are the side effects of vistaril?

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

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How long does it take for vistaril to start to work?

Vistaril action : Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine that is available in a liquid, tablet, and im forms. The onset of action of the injectable for is minutes, while the oral routes start in 30 minutes to 2 hours. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Hydroxyzine is the generic name for medicines called Atarax or vistaril. These are antihistamines that can reduce itching but also cause drowsiness. Vistaril is also used as ...Read more