Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Atarax
  2. Vistaril

Descriptions


Hydroxyzine is used to help control anxiety and tension caused by nervous and emotional conditions. It can also be used to help control anxiety and produce sleep before surgery. This medicine is also used to relieve the symptoms of an allergic reaction (eg, hives, itching skin) caused by chronic urticaria, and atopic and contact dermatoses).

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine. It works by preventing the effects of a substance called histamine, which is produced by the body.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet
  • Syrup
  • Capsule
  • Suspension