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Would vistaril work as well as phenergan (promethazine) for vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Can work here...

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) reduces activity in the central nervous system.
It acts as an antihistamine to address sneezing ; runny nose, as well as hives on the skin. Vistaril is also used as a sedative to treat anxiety ; as an adjunct for anesthesia. Vistaril may also be used to treat nausea ; vomiting. Watch out for sleepiness with this drug ; don't combine it with other sedative agents.

In brief: Can work here...

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) reduces activity in the central nervous system.
It acts as an antihistamine to address sneezing ; runny nose, as well as hives on the skin. Vistaril is also used as a sedative to treat anxiety ; as an adjunct for anesthesia. Vistaril may also be used to treat nausea ; vomiting. Watch out for sleepiness with this drug ; don't combine it with other sedative agents.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Likely not

Phenergan (promethazine) is more sedating but more effective on vomiting.
Vistaril does not have much if any anti-emetic action.

In brief: Likely not

Phenergan (promethazine) is more sedating but more effective on vomiting.
Vistaril does not have much if any anti-emetic action.
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