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Vistaril (Hydroxyzine) vs. Xanax (Alprazolam)

Hydroxyzine, also referred to under its brand names “Vistaril” (hydroxyzine pamoate) and “Atarax” (hydroxyzine hydrochloride), is a first-generation diphenylmethylpiperazine antihistamine.  Alprazolam, most commonly referred to under its brand name “Xanax,” is a benzodiazepine, or more specifically, a triazolobenzodiazepine anxiolytic. In the United States, Vistaril is medically approved as an adjunctive treatment for: psychoneurosis-related anxiety and …

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Hydroxyzine For Dogs: Potential Uses In Canines

Hydroxyzine is a drug that was initially approved by the FDA in the 1950s as an antihistamine.  Most users know hydroxyzine under the brands Vistaril and Atarax, each of which are still popularly prescribed to treat medical conditions such as: allergic skin reactions, generalized anxiety disorders, and nausea resulting from motion sickness.  In some cases, …

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Hydroxyzine (Vistaril, Atarax) For Anxiety Disorders

Hydroxyzine (brand names Vistaril, Atarax) is a first-generation antihistamine of the diphenylmethane and piperazine class.  It was initially synthesized in 1956 and thereafter marketed in the U.S. by the pharmaceutical juggernaut, Pfizer.  Although a relatively ancient medication by today’s standards, hydroxyzine is still commonly prescribed: as a preoperative anesthetic, analgesic, and anxiolytic adjunct; as an …

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