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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. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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)?

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

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


Overdose (Definition)

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