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Brand Name: Vistacot
Name: Hydroxyzine

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Drug classes of Vistacot


Mechanism of action of Vistacot

Competitively blocks the effects of histamine at peripheral H1 receptor sites; has skeletal muscle relaxing, bronchodilator, antiemetic and analgesic properties.

Indications of Vistacot

  1. Treatment of anxiety, preoperative sedative, antipruritic

Contraindications of Vistacot

  1. Allergy to any antihistamines

Adverse effects of Vistacot

  • CNS: Headache, nervousness, dizziness, tremor, seizure
  • GI: Xerostomia
  • Respiratory: Thickening of bronchial secretions
  • General: Weight gain
  • Other: blurred vision
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