What are the drug interactions with Xanax (alprazolam) and vistaril?

More zonked. Be careful. Xanax (alprazolam) is a sedative. Vistaril/hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that can make you sleepy. So having both medicines on board can make you very drowsy.
Xanax (alprazolam) In general, sedating agents add to sedation, agents that delay absorption or interfere with metabolism by liver, affect potency.

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What can xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin and vistaril do to a person?

Together? All 3 are used as sedatives or tranquilizers. Xanax (alprazolam) & Klonopin (clonazepam) are benzodiazepines, vistiril (hydroxyzine) is a sedating antihistamine. "benzos" can be addictive, especially short-acting ones like xanax. Vistiril isn't. It's usually not good to take all 3 of these together: the 2 benzos can "add together" & increase side-effects, & all 3 can impair driving & alertness. Read more...

How does vistaril compare to benzos, such as klonopin or xanax (alprazolam)? (efficacy, sedation, etc.)

Different class. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine with strong sedation as a side effect, used for sleep induction and to alleviate anxiety. It's a good medication for sleep induction and helpful to alleviate mild anxiety. Read more...
I agree. Dr. Younusnailed it. There's really nothing to add. Read more...

I just got a script for vistaril for anxiety does not work. Xanax (alprazolam) works very well for me. Should I just tell the doc that's what I want?

Risks. Part of the reason that drs are reluctant to prescribe Xanax (alprazolam) & medications like it is they are highly addictive. Talk to your dr about your anxiety & that your current meds aren't helping. Counseling can often be very helpful; i also recommend www.Moodgym.Anu.Edu.Au to my patients. Read more...
Symptom side effect. It is best to give md side effects of current rx vistaril plus symptoms you wish to have decreased that are still present from the vistaril. In that way, both of you may choose the best medication for your needs. Xanax (alprazolam) is a controlled substance, and abusable, so a full description of symptoms and side effects is advisable. So the doc doesn't think you have a substance abuse problem. Read more...
Vistaril (hydroxyzine) Let your doctor know vistaril (hydroxyzine) is not working, and s/he will discuss with u other options. Read more...

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...

My tolerance is out the roof for xanax (alprazolam) and similar Rx is there something stronger that my doc likely give me to control anxiety no buspar/ vistaril?

Not drugs alone. Consider psychotherapy in addition to your meds. Drugs alone are often not sufficient to control generalized anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy can work well with your meds to get your anxiety under control. If none of the drugs you have tried are helping you, you may need to taper off them with your doctor's assistance. All drugs have side effects. Read more...

I recently was diag w/ severe anxiety and panic Attks. Prescribed vistaril 50mg3Xdaily as needed and. 25 xanax. Best way to take it? Can I switch up?

As prescribed, and. don't switch them, usually the xanax is taken before bedtime, and the vistaril only as needed as prescribed, please refer to your presciber, and don't switch or change the schedule, the combination can potentially have side effects, your are on minimal doses, keep your follow up, call your doctor soon for any problem or if you don't feel any improvement, best wishes . Read more...

Iam taking cipralx 20mg per day and Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5 per day and I want to use fat reduction pills (lipo 6 black for woman does it have any drug interaction?

Don't; Probably Bad. We don't know what lipo 6 black does really. Many interactions can occur with prescription meds and these kinds of proprietary blends. The company warns regarding antidepressants (underground.Nutrex.Com/products/lipo6-black.Asp). Moreover, the stimulants can undo the effects of citalopram and alprazolam. It can even even produce a serotonin syndrome (ss) in combination (people have died with ss). Read more...