Hydroxyzine hydrochloride

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hydroxyzine pamoate withdrawal

Has anyone else felt any anxiety after stopping hydroxyzine pamoate? I used it for about a month after my doctor recommended it for help sleeping. But stopped because I started gaining weight.
by Deborah Ray in Charlotte, NC, 07/25/2014

hydroxyzine hydrochloride 25 mg.

I have small cell lung cancer with no chemo/radiation therapy. I had sever nausea anyway, and I asked dr. for anti-nausea meds. He gave me a presribtion for hydroxyzine hydrochloride 25 mg. for it. I got no relieve with this medication. I looked it up...
by Barbara in Mosinee, WI, 01/18/2007

What different names are used world wide for Hydroxyzine hydrochloride

I would like to find out if the name OLTREX is another name for ATARAX?? I recently purchased ATARAX from a Canadian pharmacy, but the shipment came from INDIA, and was called OLTREX. I am unable to read the dates on the package, and it was obviously ...
by Dawnagin Hilliard in Charleston WV, 02/07/2008

pamoate VS. hydrochloride

How does hydroxyzine pamoate differ from hydroxyzine hydrochloride?
by elizabeth fontao in newport beach, CA, 04/03/2008

Taking more than one medication

what happens when you take hydroxyzine, resperidone and suboxone?
by Jesse, 05/16/2009

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride
Hydroxyzine hydrochloride (Atarax, Vistaril)
(hy- DROX-ih-zeen) Apo-Hydroxyzine Atarax Atarax 100 Multipax Novo-Hydroxyzide Nu-Hydroxyzin PMS Hydroxyzine Vistaril Vistazine 50 (Rx)
Hydroxyzine pamoate
Hydroxyzine pamoate (Vistaril)
(hy- DROX-ih-zeen) Vistaril (Rx)

Classification: Nonbenzodiazepine antianxiety agent

Action/Kinetics: Manifests anticholinergic, antiemetic, antispasmodic, local anesthetic, antihistaminic, and skeletal relaxant effects. Has mild antiarrhythmic activity and mild analgesic effects. High sedative and antiemetic effects and moderate anticholinergic activity. Onset: 15-30 min. t 1/2: 3 hr. Duration: 4-6 hr. Metabolized by the liver and excreted through the urine. The pamoate salt is believed to be converted to the hydrochloride in the stomach.

Uses: PO: Symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis. Anxiety observed in organic disease. Prior to dental procedures, in acute emotional problems, in alcoholism, allergic conditions with strong emotional overlay (e.g., chronic urticaria and pruritus). Beneficial to the cardiac client to allay anxiety and apprehension occurring with certain types of heart disease. Pruritus caused by allergic conditions. IM: Acute hysteria or agitation, withdrawal symptoms (including delirium tremens) in the acute or chronic alcoholic. Pre- and postoperative and pre- and postpartum adjunct to allay anxiety, to control emesis or to allow a decrease in dosage of narcotics.

Contraindications: Pregnancy (especially early) or lactation; treatment of morning sickness during pregnancy or as sole agent for treatment of psychoses or depression. Hypersensitivity to drug. IV, SC, or intra-arterially.

Special Concerns: Possible increased anticholinergic and sedative effects in geriatric clients.

Side Effects: Low incidence at recommended dosages. Drowsiness, dryness of mouth, involuntary motor activity (rarely, tremors and convulsions), ECG abnormalities (e.g., alterations in T-waves), dizziness, urticaria, skin reactions, hypersensitivity. Worsening of porphyria. Marked discomfort, induration, and even gangrene at site of IM injection.

Overdose Management: Symptoms: Oversedation. Treatment: Immediate induction of vomiting or performance of gastric lavage. General supportive care with monitoring of VS. Control hypotension with IV fluids and either norepinephrine or metaraminol (epinephrine should not be used).

Drug Interactions: Additive effects when used with other CNS depressants. See Drug Interactions for Tranquilizers.

How Supplied: Hydroxyzine hydrochloride: Injection: 25 mg/mL, 50 mg/mL; Syrup: 10 mg/5 mL; Tablet: 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg. Hydroxyzine pamoate: Capsule: 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg; Suspension: 25 mg/5 mL

?Capsules, Oral Suspension, Syrup, Tablets. Hydroxyzine hydrochloride and hydroxyzine pamoate Antianxiety.
Adults: 50-100 mg q.i.d.; pediatric under 6 years: 50 mg/day in divided doses; over 6 years: 50-100 mg/day in divided doses.
Adults: 25 mg t.i.d.-q.i.d.; children under 6 years: 50 mg/day in divided doses; children over 6 years: 50-100 mg/day in divided doses.
Preoperative or post-general anesthetic sedative.
Adults: 50-100 mg; children: 0.6 mg/kg.
?IM. Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Acute anxiety, including alcohol withdrawal.
Adults: 50-100 mg q.i.d.
Antiemetic/analgesia, adjunctive therapy.
Adults: 25-100 mg; pediatric, 1.1 mg/kg. Switch to PO as soon as possible.
Adults: 25 mg t.i.d. or q.i.d.
Sedative, as premedication and following general anesthesia.
Adults: 50-100 mg. Children: 0.6 mg/kg.

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Lisa, PGH PA - 01/25/2012

I have panic attacks and anxiety. im taking Hydroxyzine and it makes me tired and my energy level is low.