Vistaril

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Hydroxyzine pamoate is designated chemically as 1-(p-chlorobenzhydryl) 4- [2-(2-hydroxyethoxy) ethyl] diethylenediamine salt of 1,1 -methylene bis (2 hydroxy- 3-naphthalene carboxylic acid).

Inert ingredients for the capsule formulations are: hard gelatin capsules (which may contain Yellow 10, Green 3, Yellow 6, Red 33, and other inert ingredients); magnesium stearate; sodium lauryl sulfate; starch; sucrose.

Inert ingredients for the oral suspension formulation are: carboxymethylcellulose sodium; lemon flavor; propylene glycol; sorbic acid; sorbitol solution; water.

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;
  • ...

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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)?
  • What are the possible side effects of hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?
  • What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?
  • How should I take hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (Vistaril)?
  • What happens if I overdose (Vistaril)?
  • What should I avoid while taking hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?
  • What other drugs will affect hydroxyzine (Vistaril)?
  • Where can I get more information?

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 other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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.

Hydroxyzine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and 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.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of hydroxyzine.

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