Vistaril for Anxiety
Vistaril® (hydroxyzine) is a medication approved to treat various conditions, including anxiety. This prescription drug is approved for adults and children, and is typically taken two to four times a day.
When used for anxiety, Vistaril works by affecting certain parts of the brain. Vistaril can help treat anxiety and tension associated with psychiatric disorders or anxiety before a medical procedure (such as a dental procedure).
Although most people tolerate Vistaril well, it is not suitable for everyone. Make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and non-prescription medicines), as well as any other medical conditions you may have.
(Click Vistaril Uses for an overview of using Vistaril for anxiety or other conditions. This article also discusses how Vistaril works, its safety in children, and possible off-label uses of the medication.)