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Hydroxyzine Pamoate

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What is Hydroxyzine Pamoate?

Hydroxyzine pamoate is an antihistamine used for the treatment of allergies in dogs and cats. Hydroxyzine pamoate is sold per capsule and requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Effective against hives, itching, and rashes
  • Can be used as a mild sedative or tranquilizer for anxious dogs
  • Sold per capsule

How does hydroxyzine pamoate work?

Hydroxyzine pamoate blocks the effects of histamine in the body. Hydroxyzine pamoate also depresses activity of the central nervous system and is also used to treat anxiety disorders and tension in stressful situations.

Cautions:

It should not be used in pregnant or nursing pets. Hydroxyzine pamoate may cause drowsiness. Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any health conditions or other drugs your dog or cat may be taking.

Brand Name:

Vistaril (Pfizer)

Generic Name:

Hydroxyzine Pamoate

What is the most important thing I should know about hydroxyzine pamoate?

Hydroxyzine pamoate (generic for Vistaril) is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Hydroxyzine pamoate is available as 25 mg and 50 mg capsules.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving hydroxyzine to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has heart, liver or kidney disease. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating. Tell your veterinarian about all prescription (Rx) and non-prescription (OTC) medications, including vitamins and supplements.

How should hydroxyzine pamoate be given?

The usual dose of hydroxyzine pamoate in dogs is 1 mg per pound of pet's body weightevery 6 to 8 hours. The usual dose in cats is 5 to 10 mg per cat every 8 to 12 hours. Hydroxyzine pamoate may cause drowsiness or dizziness. Follow the instructions on the prescription label. If you do not understand these directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.

What are the potential side effects of hydroxyzine pamoate?

Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences any signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Keep giving hydroxyzine pamoate and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops any of these less serious side effects: dizziness, drowsiness, or confusion; blurred vision or dry mouth; nausea or vomiting. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of hydroxyzine pamoate?

Give the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it almost time for the next regularly scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and give the next one as directed. Do not give a double dose of the medication.

What happens if I overdose my pet on hydroxyzine pamoate?

If you suspect your pet has received an overdose of hydroxyzine pamoate, consult your veterinarian or emergency veterinary clinic. Overdose of hydroxyzine pamoate may cause nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, seizures, and/or slow breathing.

What should I avoid while giving hydroxyzine pamoate?

Hydroxyzine pamoate can cause drowsiness and dizziness.

What other drugs will affect hydroxyzine pamoate?

Hydroxyzine pamoate may interact with acepromazine, amitriptyline (Elavil), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), celmastine (Tavist), fluoxetine (Prozac), meperidine (Demerol), or Phenobarbital.

How to Use

Hydroxyzine Pamoate Directions:

  • Hydroxyzine pamoate (available as capsules) is a prescription antihistamine that is useful to treat allergic conditions in dogs and cats that affect the skin such as hives, itching, and rashes.
  • Hydroxyzine pamoate is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to prescribe this medication for dogs and cats.
  • Hydroxyzine pamoate depresses activity of the central nervous system so it is also used to treat anxiety disorders and tension in stressful situations.
Tip:

Hydroxyzine pamoate may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

Dosage:
Dogs:
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Give 1 mg/lb of body weight every 6 to 8 hours or as directed by veterinarian
Cats:
Weight
Dosage
All weights
Give 5 to 10 mg per cat every 8 to 12 hours or as directed by veterinarian.
Horses:
Do not use!
Storage:

Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Ingredients

Hydroxyzine Pamoate Ingredients:

Hydroxyzine Pamoate 25 mg Capsule
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Hydroxyzine Pamoate
25 mg

Other Ingredients (per tablet): Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, D&C Yellow #10, D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C #1 Blue Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Green #3, FD&C Red #40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6, Gelatin, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Lactose Monohydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Titanium Dioxide.

Hydroxyzine Pamoate 50 mg Capsule
Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Amount
Hydroxyzine Pamoate
50 mg

Other Ingredients (per capsule): Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, D&C Yellow #10, D&C Yellow #10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C #1 Blue Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue #2 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Green #3, FD&C Red #40 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow #6, Gelatin, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Lactose Monohydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Titanium Dioxide.

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