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Has Hydroxyzine been, or is currently being used as a Antipsychotic? I read on Wikipedia that it has antipsychotic properties. Thanks.

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Hydroxyzine has no anti-psychotic properties.
It is an anti-cholinergic / histamine type medication so is used for allergic reactions. It has the side effect of drowsiness and can be used for sleep or "anxiety" / sleeplessness.

In brief: No

Hydroxyzine has no anti-psychotic properties.
It is an anti-cholinergic / histamine type medication so is used for allergic reactions. It has the side effect of drowsiness and can be used for sleep or "anxiety" / sleeplessness.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry

In brief: No

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used to treat anxiety and insomnia in a variety of mental health conditions.
It is also used to treat seasonal allergies, as well as allergic reactions such as rash and itching. It does not directly treat psychosis, although it may help the agitation and anxiety that can accompany psychotic disorders. Hope this is helpful.

In brief: No

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used to treat anxiety and insomnia in a variety of mental health conditions.
It is also used to treat seasonal allergies, as well as allergic reactions such as rash and itching. It does not directly treat psychosis, although it may help the agitation and anxiety that can accompany psychotic disorders. Hope this is helpful.
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