Drug interactions between Valium and Vistaril
Interactions between your drugs
- Valium is in the following drug classes: benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines.
- Valium is used to treat the following conditions:
- Vistaril is a member of the following drug classes: antihistamines, miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics.
- Vistaril is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Valium (diazepam)
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with diazePAM and lead to potentially dangerous side effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Do not drink alcohol while taking diazePAM. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol. You may feel more drowsy, dizzy, or tired if you take diazePAM with alcohol. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Applies to: Vistaril (hydroxyzine)
Alcohol can increase the nervous system side effects of hydrOXYzine such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with hydrOXYzine. Do not use more than the recommended dose of hydrOXYzine, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'tranquilizers' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'tranquilizers' category:
- diazepam (active ingredient in Valium (diazepam))
- hydroxyzine (active ingredient in Vistaril (hydroxyzine))
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.