- Are Klonopin and Vistaril the Same Thing?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Vistaril?
- What Are Possible Side Effects of Klonopin?
- What is Vistaril?
- What is Klonopin?
- What Drugs Interact with Vistaril?
- What Drugs Interact with Klonopin?
- How Should Vistaril Be Taken?
- How Should Klonopin Be Taken?
Are Vistaril and Klonopin the Same Thing?
Vistaril (hydroxyzine pamoate) and Klonopin (clonazepam) are used to treat anxiety and tension.
Vistaril is also used together with other medications given for anesthesia. Vistaril may also be used to control nausea and vomiting, or to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis.
Vistaril and Klonopin belong to different drug classes. Vistaril is an antihistamine with anticholinergic (drying) and sedative properties and Klonopin is a benzodiazepine.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Vistaril?
Vistaril may cause serious side effects, including:
- blurred vision,
- dry mouth,
- stomach upset,
- or headache.
- restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck,
- tremors (uncontrolled shaking),
- or seizures (convulsions).
What Are Possible Side Effects of Klonopin?
Common side effects of Klonopin include:
- loss of orientation,
- sleep disturbances,
- problems with thinking or memory,
- slurred speech,
- dry mouth,
- sore gums,
- runny nose,
- loss of appetite,
- constipation, and
- blurred vision.
What is Vistaril?
Vistaril (hydroxyzine pamoate) is an antihistamine with anticholinergic (drying) and sedative properties used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. Vistaril is also used together with other medications given for anesthesia. Vistaril may also be used to control nausea and vomiting, or to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis. Vistaril is available in generic form.
What is Klonopin?
Klonopin is a prescription medicine used alone or with other medicines to treat:
- certain types of seizure disorders (epilepsy) in adults and children
- panic disorder with or without fear of open spaces (agoraphobia) in adults
It is not known if Klonopin is safe or effective in treating panic disorder in children younger than 18 years old.
Klonopin is a federal controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence.
Klonopin is a benzodiazepine medicine. Benzodiazepines can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems (respiratory depression), coma, and death when taken with opioid medicines. Klonopin can make you sleepy or dizzy and can slow your thinking and motor skills. This may get better over time.
What Drugs Interact With Vistaril?
Vistaril may interact with probenecid.
Vistaril may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety).
What Drugs Interact With Klonopin?
Klonopin may interact with cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, medicine for depression or anxiety, antibiotics, antifungal medicines, antidepressants, and barbiturates.
Klonopin may also interact with propantheline, MAO inhibitors, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.
Do not stop using Klonopin without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. You may have increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you stop using Klonopin suddenly.
How Should Vistaril Be Taken?
The recommended dose of Vistaril for treating itch (pruritus) is 25 mg, 3 or 4 times daily. For sedation, the recommended dose is 50 to 100 mg. The dose to treat anxiety and tension is 50 to 100 mg 4 times daily. Vistaril may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements you use. Vistaril is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It could harm the fetus. Discuss birth control with your doctor. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
How Should Klonopin Be Taken?
Klonopin topping Klonopin suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping Klonopin suddenly can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).
Klonopin can cause abuse and dependence.
Do not stop taking Klonopin all of a sudden. Stopping Klonopin suddenly can cause seizures that do not stop, hearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations), shaking, and stomach and muscle cramps.
Talk to your healthcare provider about slowly stopping Klonopin to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
Physical dependence is not the same as drug addiction. Your healthcare provider can tell you more about the differences between physical dependence and drug addiction.
Take Klonopin exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. If you take Klonopin for seizures, your healthcare provider may change the dose until you are taking the right amount of medicine to control your symptoms.
Klonopin is available as a tablet.
Do not stop taking Klonopin without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Klonopin suddenly can cause serious problems.
Klonopin tablets should be taken with water and swallowed whole.
If you take too much Klonopin, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center right away.
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