Hydroxyzine is an antihistaminic medication. In allergy, it works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine). This relieves allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling, and rashes. In short-term anxiety, it works by decreasing the activity in brain, thereby helping you feel relaxed/sleepy.
Q. What is Vistarax 25mg Tablet? What is it used for?
Vistarax 25mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antihistamines, which means it is an anti-allergy medicine. It is used to treat various allergic skin conditions (e.g., eczema, dermatitis, allergies, rash). Vistarax 25mg Tablet effectively reduces symptoms such as swelling, itching and redness associated with such conditions. It also helps relieve excessive anxiety or worry in people who are supposed to undergo a surgery or have recently undergone a surgery. It calms the brain and makes such people feel better.
Q. Is Vistarax 25mg Tablet safe?
Vistarax 25mg Tablet is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
Q. How does Vistarax 25mg Tablet work for allergies?
Vistarax 25mg Tablet works by decreasing the inflammation caused by allergies. It reduces inflammation by blocking the release of a natural chemical in our body, called histamine, that causes allergic symptoms such as swelling, redness and pain.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Vistarax 25mg Tablet?
If you forget a dose of Vistarax 25mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Is Vistarax 25mg Tablet effective?
Vistarax 25mg Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Vistarax 25mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. Can I stop taking Vistarax 25mg Tablet when I feel better?
No, do not stop taking Vistarax 25mg Tablet without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the condition is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.
Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Vistarax 25mg Tablet?
Before starting treatment with Vistarax 25mg Tablet, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney, heart or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. If you have had an allergic reaction to any similar medicine earlier, tell your doctor before starting your treatment. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Oct 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.