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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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 somebody overdose on a weeks worth of vistaril (hydroxyzine) at one time?

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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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 ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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 could happen if I took Prozac and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

What could happen if I took Prozac and vistaril (hydroxyzine) together?

Reduce symptoms: Prozac is used to help people with depression and anxiety. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is used to treat anxiety. These medications are often used together. There should be no adverse reactions. ...Read more

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What could happen if I took prozac/zoloft and vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

What could happen if I took prozac/zoloft and vistaril (hydroxyzine)?

Drug interactions: Sertraline + hydroxyzine " may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Some people, especially the elderly, may also experience impairment in thinking, judgment, & motor coordination". The potential is the same for fluoxetine + hydroxyzine. However, most people do fine on this combination. This is per Drugs. Com. Prozac + zoloft could raise ...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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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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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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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

Dr. Tipu Sultan
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Vistaril (Definition)

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