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Brand Names: Atarax, Alamon, Aterax, Durrax, Tran-Q, Orgatrax, Quiess, Vistaril Parenteral, and Tranquizine
Generic Name: Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride
Hydroxyzine dihydrochloride film-coated tablets - syrup
Tranquillizer with antihistaminic action
Hydroxyzine is both an antihistamine and anxiolytic and its use as a mild tranquilliser is especially common in dentistry and it retains some popularity in obstetrics, where for many years it was especially preferred for its ability to boost the effectiveness of alphaprodine (Nisentil), a narcotic analgesic related to pethidine as well as permit later use of scopolamine or benzodiazepines better than other drugs might.
Atarax main pharmacological activities
Tranquillizing, antihistaminic, antisecretory, antiemetic, antispasmodic, local anesthetic (conduction, surface or infiltration anesthesia), narcotic and barbiturate-potentiating activities.
Atarax, Hydroxyzine indications and dosage
Psychic disorders : nervous tension, anxiety, anguish; neurotic conditions, exogenous depression, non-psychotic character disturbances (irritability, aggressivity); non-psychotic agitation, nervous sleeplessness, acute and chronic ethylism.
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