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Hydroxyzine - can it incress depression?

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WildcatVet 7 Dec 2015

Hi, Eric! hydroxyzine can cause, drowsiness and minor depression. This is from Drugs.com:

*Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included moderate to slight drowsiness. This effect is usually transitory and may disappear with continued therapy or upon discontinuation of the agent. Headache, fatigue, depression, insomnia, sedation, and nervousness have also been reported with hydroxyzine. With higher than recommended doses of hydroxyzine, involuntary motor activity such as tremor and convulsions have been reported in rare instances.*
https://www.drugs.com/sfx/hydroxyzine-side-effects.html

If it's persistent you should let your doctor know right away.
Best wishes, WCV

LaurieShay 7 Dec 2015

Yes, it is possible. Here is the link to read: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/vistaril-side-effects.html

Might want to let the doctor know if you are suffering.

chuck1957 8 Dec 2015

Great answers Eric; if you think it is causing you depression let the doctor know. This can happen with just about any medication that has a sedative effect to it. chuck1957

Kissycassy 15 Oct 2016

Can one of the side effects of hydroxyzine cause psychosis?

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