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What is the treatment for vistaril (hydroxyzine) overdose?

What is the treatment for vistaril (hydroxyzine) overdose?

Induce vomiting: If you do a web search on "vistaril (hydroxyzine) package insert", the main treatment is to induce vomiting. The main side effect is becoming very drowsy, but low blood pressure may also occur. If too much is taken for a prolonged period of time, the patient may also have a difficult time urinating. Anyone who has taken enough vistaril (hydroxyzine) to cause concern should be treated by a physician in an er or urgent care.

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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What is the definition or description of: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) overdose?

Vistaril OD: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. Overdose symptoms for hydroxyzine may include "severe drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, uncontrolled muscle movements, or seizure (convulsions)." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/hydroxyzine. Html

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What is the treatment for vistaril (hydroxyzine) overdose?

Induce vomiting: If you do a web search on "vistaril (hydroxyzine) package insert", the main treatment is to induce vomiting. The main side effect is becoming very drowsy, but low blood pressure may also occur. If too much is taken for a prolonged period of time, the patient may also have a difficult time urinating. Anyone who has taken enough vistaril (hydroxyzine) to cause concern should be treated by a physician in an er or urgent care.

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I overdosed on vistaril; am I going to have a heart attack or die?

I overdosed on vistaril; am I going to have a heart attack or die?

No: But you're not going to feel well for awhile. I hope you're seeking help, both for your overdose and the issues that lead you to take an od.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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