Vistaril (Hydroxyzine Pamoate) is used for the treatment of itching caused by an allergy. Allergies are a number of conditions caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system. It is typically a harmless substance in the environment.
This medication may also be used to treat anxiety for a short-term. It may help you feel sleepy or relaxed before and after surgery.
How does Vistaril (Hydroxyzine Pamoate) work?
Vistaril (Hydroxyzine Pamoate) competes with histamine for binding at H1 receptor sites on the effector cell surface. It results in suppression of histaminic edema, pruritus, and flare. The sedative properties of this drug happen at the subcortical level of the CNS. Secondary to its central anticholinergic actions, it may be effective as an antiemetic. It blocks the natural substance that your body makes during an allergic reaction.
Why use Vistaril (Hydroxyzine Pamoate)?
Vistaril (Hydroxyzine Pamoate) is an antihistamine medication. It has an active ingredient of Hydroxyzine Pamoate. This product comes as a capsule for oral administration. Each capsule is available in the strength of 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medication.
How to use Vistaril (Hydroxyzine Pamoate)?
The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response. It is important to take each dose exactly as it is prescribed.
This prescription is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken 3-4 times a day or as directed by your doctor. Swallow the drug as a whole. Do not break or chew it. After taking the medicine, wash your hands properly. Remember to take it in the same way and at the same time every day.
What are the side-effects of Vistaril (Hydroxyzine Pamoate)?
Common side effects:
- Dry mouth
- Blurred vision
- Stomach upset
Call for medical help right away if there are signs of an allergic reaction:
- Swelling of your lips, face, throat, or tongue
- Difficulty breathing
Warnings and Precautions
- Let your doctor know if you are taking another medication (vitamins or herbal products).
- Inform your doctor if you have any medical history.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first.
- You may not use this to treat another medical condition.
- Do not twice the prescribed dosage. It may cause another complication.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place away from heat or moisture.