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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
I have GAD with panic attacks nearly nightly. I take 75mg of Vistaril, but lately it isn't working as well. What are some other medications?
See your doctor: For re-evaluation, you may need to increase the dose, as tolerance can develop to vistaril with prolonged use, or you may need another medication, psychiatric evaluation is warranted if you haven't seen one already, good luck ...Read more
My medication dosages were upped 24 hours ago and I have had a migraine ever since. Can these medications be causing it? Wellbutrin 100mg->150mg Abilify 5mg->15mg Vistaril 10mg->25mg
I'm currently taking Buspar (buspirone) and Vistaril for GAD, neither of which are working very well. What other medications can I ask my doctor to try?
Anxiety: Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition which is responsive to a combination of medication and psychotherapy techniques. Whether you participate in an insight-oriented or cognitive behavioral modification therapy, it is much better knowing what are the triggers and which coping skills you need to handle anxiety. Medications are useful, like propranolol, mood stabilizers, benzodiazepines. ...Read more
Is it okay to take Vistaril (50MG) and my SNRI medication (Effexor (venlafaxine) XR 75MG) before I have my wisdom tooth surgery done? Need to know soon as possible.
Ask your OS: The dentist doing the surgery needs to be aware of your complete medical history along with all medications taken. Depending upon whether or not you will be receiving just local anesthesia or oral\IV sedation will determine how your dentist will proceed. Unfortunately we cannot answer that question for you. It is your responsibility to discuss it with your own dentist and for him\her to decide. ...Read more
Individuals differ: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine with mild sedating and anxiety-relieving effects. It doesn't work the same as a benzodiazepine (valium, Ativan etc), but then it's not addictive either. Some people get a lot of relief from vistaril (hydroxyzine) and similar meds; some don't. Talk to your doctor about what works for you and what doesn't. There may be other options to explore. ...Read more
Took 10mg lexapro (escitalopram) and a couple hours later took 25mg vistaril. Now I'm scared about drug interactions. I'm having an anxiety attack.
Can the drugs vistaril (hydroxyzine) or Depakote causeracing thoughts fear of going crazy because when I switch to these drugs not too long ago I had them side effe?
I want to take Claritin for allergies. I’m on Zoloft, Wellbutrin, vistaril (spelling), and trazodone. Any major drug interactions?
ADHD, anxiety and depression. Is it normal for my doctor to have me on vistaril, Wellbutrin, and Abilify (aripiprazole)? No stimulant or benzos. Not seeking drugs but I told him these meds are making it worse
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
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
Yes: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is a sedating antihistamine and could cause significant problems taken in large quantity. ...Read more
My prescribed 50 MG of vistaril (hydroxyzine) isn't effective. How much more can I take without overdosing?
100mg: Can be used. Do not exceed that dose. ...Read more
Yes.: Hallucinations are never a good thing. You probably shouldn't take vistaril (hydroxyzine) again. ...Read more
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
Sometimes: Hydroxyzine is not necessarily the drug of choice but may be applicable in certain situations. It is not likely to cause dependence. ...Read more
Sedation: Most common side effect of first generation antihistamines is sedation. ...Read more
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
Yes you can: Good that you asked, good to exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more