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Visteril is a common misspelling of Vistaril (hydroxyzine).

What is Vistaril (Visteril)?

Vistaril (Visteril) is an antihistamine. It works by affecting the brain to reduce anxiety. Vistaril (Visteril) also has other activities, including opening breathing tubes, relieving pain or allergy symptoms, and preventing or treating nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness.

Vistaril (Visteril) is used to treat anxiety, for sedation before and after general anesthesia, and to treat itching due to certain allergic conditions, including hives and contact dermatitis (eg, poison ivy). Vistaril (Visteril) also may be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

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