Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the central nervous system. It also acts as an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing and runny nose, or hives on the skin.
Hydroxyzine is used as a sedative to treat anxiety and tension. It is also used together with other medications given for anesthesia. Hydroxyzine may also be used to control nausea and vomiting.
Hydroxyzine is also used to treat allergic skin reactions such as hives or contact dermatitis.
hydroxyzine brand name(atarax and vistaril)one being a hcl it is udes for short-term relief of nervousness and tension and tension that may occurwith certain mood disorders(anxiety,dementia) It also helps certain opiates work better.It is a anti-histimine and will help with the itch of poisen ivy,oak but it is used primarily for relief of tension
Hydroxyzine belongs to a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Its other effects (e.g., calming, pain relief) may work by affecting other natural substances (e.g., acetylcholine, serotonin) or by acting directly on certain parts of the brain. The information about the medicine you can find at http://www.drugs-pro.com/anxiety/atarax.html
- Hydroxyzine Information for Consumers
- Hydroxyzine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxyzine (detailed)
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