Vistaril

Active Ingredient(s): Hydroxyzine
FDA Approved: * September 18, 1957
Pharm Company: * PFIZER
Category: Anxiety

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Vistaril Overview

Hydroxyzine (/hadrkszin/) is a first-generation antihistamine of the diphenylmethane and piperazine class. It was first synthesized by Union Chimique Belge in 1956 and was marketed by Pfizer in the United States later the same year,[2] and is still in widespread use today. Due to its antagonistic effects on several receptor systems in the brain, hydroxyzine has strong anxiolytic and mild antiobsessive as well as antipsychotic properties.[3] Today it is used primarily for the symptomatic relie...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroxyzine

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how long does it take for Vistaril take to work?
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I just got prescriped this hydroxyzine Pam 50mg every 6 hours as needed. My anxiety is really bad right now and I took the pill hours ago and it's not helping. How long does his normally take to kick in? ## Hello, Andrea! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem you're experiencing. In such cases, this antihistamine is used for its sedative like effects and it should start working within 15 to 20 minutes of taking it. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including dizziness, drowsiness and dry mouth. If it isn't working for you, you should consult your doctor as you may need to try a different medication. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Well I did take it at work and noticed I became very sleepy and slurred speech with, would this be due to this ...
Updated 24 days ago.
 
Change medication / Lorazepam 2mg and a half to Vistaril 50 mg
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I take 1 and a half 2mg Lorazepam 3 times a day. What would be close to that? Vistaril 50 mg? ## Hello, Ellen! How are you? Vistaril is not a benzodiazepine, so it doesn't work the same, though it does have sedative like effects, so it can be used to treat anxiety, panic disorders and insomnia. On that note, it will likely make you more tired than the Lorazepam did, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience dizziness and dry mouth. What has your doctor recommended?
Updated 26 days ago.
 
vistiral
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how it works ## Vistaril contains the active ingredient Hydroxyzine. This is an antihistamine used to treat allergies and anxiety. ## Will Vistaril cause me to fail a drug panel?
Updated 2 months ago.
 
need help is it ok to take vistaril busbars and suboxone
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My mental health nurse practitioner prescribed me 30mg twice a day of buspars,vistaril 25mg 3 times a day and I go to a suboxone clinic 2 strips a day I need to know if it's deadly or not the nurse knows I take the suboxone I'm just worried ?!?!? ## Hello, Kyman! How are you? The only possible interaction that I've found is due to the fact that both the Vistaril and the Suboxone can increase sedation, so you do need to be aware of that and keep an eye out for any danger signs, such as extreme sedation, severe dizziness and shallow breathing. Suboxone is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Hi im trying to quit ...
Updated 5 months ago.
 
vistaril, norco, imitrex
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I take vistaril as needed between my imatrex for chronic migraines. I have now broken my wrist and have to wait to see a ortho surg. To get it set and have been given Norco for the pain. The pain and lack of sleep is triggering my migraines. Can I take imatRex and/or vistaril with the norco? ## Hello, Crissy! How are you? The main concern here is the Norco with the Vistaril, since they can both increase sedation and, if you aren't used to it, it could be too much for you. Thus, you shouldn't mix those, unless your doctor approves. However, I did not find any problems taking the Imitrex with the Norco, so that should be fine, as long as your doctor approves. The FDA classifies Norco as a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, s...
Updated 9 months ago.
 
Safety of expired drugs & general efficacy of drugs
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How safe are the following drugs if expired, and is their general efficacy compromised as well? Vistaril Xanax Flexiril Excedrin Migraine Tylenol with Codeine Ear drops ## Hello, Brad! How are you? In tablet form, none of the medications you've listed become dangerous, once expired, but yes, they do start to lose efficacy and you should dispose of them. The expired liquid ear drops, however, can go bad and could cause problems, if you used them, as listed by the FDA. Liquids are nowhere near as stable as other medication forms. Both Xanax and Codeine carry the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 11 months ago.
 
vistaril 25mg
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hydroxyzinepamote ## is this med for strees ## Vistaril/Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that's used to treat allergic reactions and also for its sedative like effects, so yes it can be used to treat some types of stress. It is even sometimes given before surgery due to its calming effects. Its side effects generally relate to that and can include dizziness, drowsiness and somnolence. Learn more Hydroxyzine details here. Are there any questions or comments? ## Can it be used for a toothache
Updated 1 year ago.
 
hydroxy pam 50mg cap what does it do
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sub for vistaril ## Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that has several medical uses. It can be used to treat allergies and allergic reactions. Due to some of its side effects, it can also be used for its sedative like qualities, calming effects and to treat some cases of insomnia. Other side effects can include: dizziness and dry mouth. Read more: Are there any questions or comments? ## do it help the thought in your head ## .how do this help your anxiety attacks
Updated 1 year ago.
 
vestril
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round white 0027 lacerated v ## THIS IS NOT VISTARIL!! This tablet is Acetaminophen 325mgs, a generic or store brand of regular strength Tylenol. ## vistaril is not acetaminiphen. Vistaril is a prescription anti-emetic which treats nausea and vomiting and is sometimes used for sedative effects to help people with addiction issues sleep. ## Vistaril (Visteril) is an antihistamine. Vistaril is used for anxiety, allergy symptoms, and preventing or treating nausea and vomiting. It is often used with other medications like Demerol, to prevent or treat nausea and/or vomiting.
Updated 1 year ago.
 
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINE
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Is there a over the counter medicine for vistaril ## Hello, BJ! How are you? No, the closest you could get would most likely be Benadryl, which contains the active ingredient Diphenhydramine. It's an excellent antihistamine and usually the first choice used in most ERs to treat allergic reactions, but it doesn't have the same potent sedating effects that Vistaril does. If you need to switch, please check the safety of doing so with your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I am allergic to diphenhydromene. would this be suffice?
Updated 2 years ago.
 

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Hydroxyzine
  • Capsule: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg, eq 100mg hcl, eq 25mg hcl, eq 50mg hcl
  • Injection: 25mg/ml, 50mg/ml
  • Suspension: 25mg/5ml, eq 25mg hcl/5ml
  • Syrup: 10mg/5ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 10mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Vistaril: (5 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0049-5460 Vistaril 50 mg/ml Intramuscular Solution by Roerig
  • 0069-5410 Vistaril 25 mg Oral Capsule by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
  • 0069-5420 Vistaril 50 mg Oral Capsule by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
  • 0069-5430 Vistaril 100 mg Oral Capsule by Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
  • 52125-001 Vistaril 50 mg Oral Capsule by Remedyrepack Inc.

Other drugs which contain Hydroxyzine or a similar ingredient: (8 results)


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