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Side effects reported with the administration of Vistaril are usually mild and transitory in nature.
Skin and Appendages: Oral hydroxyzine hydrochloride is associated with fixed drug eruptions in post-marketing reports.
Anticholinergic: Dry mouth.
Central Nervous System: Drowsiness is usually transitory and may disappear in a few days of continued therapy or upon reduction of the dose. Involuntary motor activity, including rare instances of tremor and convulsions, has been reported, usually with doses considerably higher than those recommended. Clinically significant respiratory depression has not been reported at recommended doses.
In post-marketing experience, the following additional undesirable effects have been reported: Body as a Whole: allergic reaction, Nervous System: headache, Psychiatric: hallucination, Skin and Appendages: pruritus, rash, urticaria.
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Last reviewed on RxList: 6/16/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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