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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Can the medication vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50 mg cause chest pains?

Can the medication vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50 mg cause chest pains?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Side effects: Headache is a reported side effect of all of these medications. Suggest informing your prescribing doctor about your headache. You and your doctor can discuss a plan to address the problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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I want opinions on the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) for anxiety?

I want opinions on the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) for anxiety?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) can be: Effective in the treatment of anxiety, just be aware that it can be sedating. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the drug interactions with Xanax (alprazolam) and vistaril?

What are the drug interactions with Xanax (alprazolam) and vistaril?

More zonked: Be careful. Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative. Vistaril/hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that can make you sleepy. So having both medicines on board can make you very drowsy. ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions with Metformin and Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)?

Are there any drug interactions with Metformin and Vistaril (Hydroxyzine)?

No: Not really just be cautious of the drowsiness that can be a side effect of the vistaril (hydroxyzine). ...Read more

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How well does the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) compare to other anti-anxiety pills?

How well does the drug vistaril (hydroxyzine) compare to other anti-anxiety pills?

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

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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.

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.

Calm down: lexapro (escitalopram) and vistaril, no interaction noted between those two drugs, although it seems they would interact, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, goodluck ...Read more

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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

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

See a psychiatrist: See a apecialist
you are not on any medicine for ADHD
you are taking medication for depression and anxiety
sometime that could make ADHD worst
see a specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment ...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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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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How well does Vistaril work for anxiety?

How well does Vistaril work for anxiety?

Fair: It works for a small percentage of people even though it is commonly prescribed for anxiety. ...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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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 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

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How long does it take for vistaril (hydroxyzine) to start to work?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) 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

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Can somebody overdose on a weeks worth of vistaril (hydroxyzine) at one time?

Yes: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is a sedating antihistamine and could cause significant problems taken in large quantity. ...Read more

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Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) addictive?

No: Vistaril helps restless and anxiety through it's antihistamine activity, much like benadryl (diphenhydramine). It is not addictive, but if you are taking it several times daily you could find yourself having some withdrawal symptoms like runny nose. ...Read more

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Could my recent nightmares be from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Could my recent nightmares be from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Yes: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) has the potential to alter sleep architecture, which includes rem sleep, where dreaming occurs. The potential to induce vivid or disturbing dreams is a potential side effect of many different medications. ...Read more

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Can I mix lunesta (eszopiclone) and vistaril?

See below: Both will make you sleepy. While that is not a complete contraindication it certainly is a caution. ...Read more

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Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) still help my anxiety?

Can vistaril (hydroxyzine) still help my anxiety?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Is not a drug of choice for anxiety and I am not sure what you mean by "still". Can you clarify? ...Read more

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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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Is Vistaril (hydroxyzine) a good Medicine for Anxiety.

Is Vistaril (hydroxyzine) a good Medicine for Anxiety.

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

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Does anyone get nightmares from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Does anyone get nightmares from vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine): Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is antihistamine for anxiety & congestion. Nightmares were reported but uncommon & depend on dosage. ...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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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

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Might I take fioricet and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

Might I take fioricet and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

Why?: If there is a pain problem, what is the cause of the pain and treat the cause so that it will go away.
Pain medication blocks symptoms and too much can cause more problems

you need another opinion as to what is the cause of your problems and getting them resolved. ...Read more

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Can you take propanolol and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

Yes you can: Good that you asked, good to exercise caution with multiple medications ...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