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Hydroxyzine overdose - Overview

Alternative Names

Atarax overdose; Vistaril overdose

Definition of Hydroxyzine overdose:

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies and motion sickness.

Hydroxyzine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication.

This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

Poisonous Ingredient:

Hydroxyzine, a prescription medication.

Where Found:

  • Atarax
  • Durrax
  • Rezine
  • Vistaril
  • Ucerax

Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.

  • Reviewed last on: 1/21/2010
  • Jacob L. Heller, MD, MHA, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

References

Kirk MA, Baer AB. Anticholinergics and antihistamines. In: Shannon MW, Borron SW, Burns MJ, eds. Haddad and Winchester's Clinical Management of Poisoning and Drug Overdose. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 39.

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