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Vistaril Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Vistaril

Generic Name: hydroxyzine (Pronunciation: hye DROX ee zeen)

What is hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?

Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It also acts as an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing and runny nose, or hives on the skin.

Hydroxyzine is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is also used together with other medications given for anesthesia. Hydroxyzine may also be used to control nausea and vomiting.

Hydroxyzine is also used to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis.

Hydroxyzine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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Hydroxyzine 10 mg-URL

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Hydroxyzine HCl 10 mg-WAT

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Hydroxyzine HCl 25 mg-WAT

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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg-BAR

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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 25 mg-URL

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Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride 50 mg-BAR

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 100 mg-BAR

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 25 mg-BAR

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 25 mg-EON

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 25 mg-IVA

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 25 mg-WAT

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50 mg-BAR

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50 mg-BARR

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50 mg-IVA

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Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50 mg-WAT

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What are the possible side effects of hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using hydroxyzine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • tremor (uncontrolled shaking);
  • confusion; or
  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • blurred vision, dry mouth; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Vistaril (hydroxyzine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to hydroxyzine, or if you are pregnant.

Before you take hydroxyzine, tell your doctor if you have a seizure disorder, liver disease, or kidney disease.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Stop using hydroxyzine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as tremors, confusion, seizures, or restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of hydroxyzine.

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