Vistaril (Hydroxyzine) Side Effects, Before Taking, How to Take & More

Vistaril or Hydroxyzine is used primarily to treat itchiness caused by allergic reactions to any form of allergen.

It is an antihistamine and functions by blocking a naturally occurring substance in our bodies known as histamine; the production of which in the body is linked to symptoms of allergic reactions to unknown objects and bodies.

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Vistaril may also be used for nausea and vomiting, or for allergic skin reactions such as hives breakout or contact dermatitis. It can be secondarily used short-term to treat anxiety and tension.

It is known to have sedative properties and thus, can be used to cause relaxation and sleepiness before surgeries and other similar medical procedures.

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