General Information on Vistaril
Vistaril is used for treating allergic reactions. The generic name of this drug is Hydroxyzine. It falls under a category of drugs referred to as antihistamines. A doctor’s prescription is required to buy Vistaril.
Antihistamines like Vistaril work by inhibiting the activity of a naturally occurring chemical known as histamine. During an allergic reaction, our body produces histamine. Itching, excess production of mucus, and sneezing occur when this naturally occurring chemical attaches itself to its receptors on the body’s cells. Vistaril attaches itself to these cell receptors, thereby preventing histamine from causing symptoms of allergic reactions such as itching or sneezing.
Vistaril is available for oral administration. You can buy Vistaril online in the form of oral tablets, capsules, syrup, or liquid suspension. The oral tablets are available in the following strengths- Vistaril 10 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg. The capsules are available in the following strengths- Vistaril 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. The syrup is available in only strength, i.e. Vistaril 10 mg/ 5 ml. The oral suspension is available in Vistaril 25 mg/5 ml strength.
Vistaril has sedative and anticholinergic properties. Owing to its sedative properties, this drug is also used to treat tension and anxiety. In addition, this drug is also indicated for the treatment of allergic skin reactions like contact dermatitis and hives and for controlling vomiting and nausea.
Side effects of Vistaril
Vistaril is contraindicated if:
- You are hypersensitive to Hydroxyzine or any other ingredient used in the preparation
- You are pregnant
Your doctor needs to know about your medical history before he/she can declare the treatment as safe. Inform your doctor if you have or have/have had a major disorder or any of the following:
- Liver disease
- Emphysema, asthma, or any other breathing disorder
- Kidney disease
- Intestinal blockage or stomach ulcer
Vistaril may cause the following side effects:
- Involuntary muscle movements in the neck, jaw, eye, or tongue
Other side effects may also surface. Discuss the risks associated with Vistaril with your doctor before starting treatment.
Dosage of Vistaril
The recommended dosage for the treatment of itching caused by allergic reactions in adults is Vistaril 25 mg 3-4 times a day. The recommended daily dosage for children in the age group of 6-18 years is Vistaril 50 mg – 100 mg. The recommended daily dose for children aged less than 6 years is Vistaril 50 mg.
The recommended dosage for the treatment of anxiety and tension in adults is 50 mg – 100 mg 4 times a day. For children in the age group of 6-18 years, the recommended daily dose is 50 mg – 100 mg. The recommended daily dose for children younger than 6 years is 50 mg.
The sedative effect of Vistaril may increase if you are also taking other drugs that cause the same effect, such as narcotic pain medicines, muscle relaxants, sedatives, and sleeping pills.
Other drugs may also interact with this antihistamine. Before you buy Vistaril, inform your physician about all other drugs that you are using. This will help prevent any harmful drug interactions during treatment.