Generic name: Hydroxyzine
Brand name: Vistaril, Atarax
Hydroxyzine is a medication that is used to console the itching originated by allergies. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine that works by blocking the histamines (natural substance) produced by the body due to allergic reactions.
Hydroxyzine (Generic) Uses
Hydroxyzine is an antihistamines and anxiolytic and also used as a tranquilizer, it is a medication used for the treatment of itching caused by allergies as it have antihistamine effects, the medication is also used for anxiety and tension and temperance earlier or after anesthesia, nausea, vomiting and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal with the prescription of doctor. The medication is comes in suspension, a syrup and tablet taken directly through mouth three or four times a day as directed by the doctor or pharmacist with or without food.
Hydroxyzine (Generic) Adverse effects
Take medical help if you have any type of uncertain side effects, the common side effects from the medication includes uncontrolled shaking, restless muscles movement, seizures, confusions, constipation, vision problem, headache and drowsiness.
Many of the people experience some serious side effects such as increased anxiety, muscle weakness, mood changes, breathing problems and irregular heartbeat.
If any of these side effects starts to take place get medical help immediately and discuss the treatment plan with the doctor or pharmacist, get a list of side effects from your doctor before taking the medication, you doctor must examine the side effects other than benefits before prescribing.
Hydroxyzine (Generic) Precautions and Warnings
If you are allergic to any medication tell your doctor before taking the medication as Hydroxyzine contain some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. If you are pregnant or breast feeding don’t take the medication without the prescription of doctor.
If you have any previous or ongoing medical history tell your doctor specifically about high blood pressure, heart problems, stomach problems, liver problems, kidney disease, overactive thyroid, seizures, diabetes and breathing problems.
Avoid driving and machinery work and any work that needs alertness as this medication can make you drowsy, dizzy and blurred vision.
Hydroxyzine (Generic) Interaction
Hydroxyzine can interact with alcohol and other drugs that cause temperance like benzodiazepines class of anti anxiety drugs including Diazepam (Valium), Alprazolam (Xanax), Hydrocodone, Clonazepam (Klonopin) and different other narcotic pain medication.
If you are taking any prescription, non prescription medication, herbals, supplements and vitamins tell your doctor before taking the medication.