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Does vistaril (hydroxyzine) have side effects and does it help anxiety symptoms I'm worried vistaril (hydroxyzine) cause dizziness?

Does vistaril (hydroxyzine) have side effects and does it help anxiety symptoms   I'm worried vistaril (hydroxyzine) cause dizziness?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) & anxiety: All medications have side effects, every one. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) causes dry mouth, blurry vision and can also cause light headedness and dizziness. You should consult with your physician about this. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine and can help with anxiety, but there are better antianxiety medications. See a Psychiatrist or Psychologist who knows something called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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 are the side effects of vistaril (hydroxyzine) ?

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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Are there any serious side effects with vistaril (hydroxyzine) and klonopin togheter?

Are there any serious side effects with vistaril (hydroxyzine) and klonopin togheter?

Interactions : Yes. Additive and sedative (sedating) effects. You might not have problems but they can augment each other. ...Read more

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Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) Claritin and vistaril I'm med phobic bad afraid of side effects or dizziness but need to lower anxiety symptoms I stay lighheaded?

Can you take Xanax (alprazolam) Claritin and vistaril I'm med phobic bad afraid of side effects or dizziness but need to lower anxiety symptoms I stay lighheaded?

Not best combo: With higher degrees of anxiety I would recommend lexapro (escitalopram). Start at 10mg at night for couple weeks , then up to 20 mg nightly. Would not mix the combo u have. Drowsiness is the main issue. Would also recommend a clinical psychologist or License Clinical Social Worker to discuss and really have you get into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. ...Read more

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What are the long and chronic side effects after and overdose of vistiril?

Vistiril side effect: the most severe are restless muscle movement disorder and convulsions. Blurred vision, dry mouth and headache less serious side effects. It's always best to take medication under a doctors instructions. good luck. ...Read more

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What is vistaril (hydroxyzine) used for and what are the side effects if you are 37 weeks pregnant and you take then oraly ?

Itching or sleep?: Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is most often used either to treat itching or to help with sleep at night. It will make you sleepy, some patients will feel a little dizzy with it. It also may make you have a dry mouth. Make sure you know how you react to it before driving. ...Read more

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Took lexapro (escitalopram) vistaril thursday my tongue became white mouth dry side effects mention they do this can antibiotics help fix? stopped them on saturday

Antihistamine effect: Sounds like anticholinergic effect as a reaction to vistaril (hydroxyzine). Unlikely related to Lexapro (escitalopram) but possible. Check with you prescribing provider as you may have extra sensitivity or allergy to antihistamines or any meds with high cholinergic load. ...Read more

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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