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.
Dogs and Cats
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hydroxyzine pamoate can cause drowsiness and dizziness.
Hydroxyzine pamoate may interact with acepromazine, amitriptyline (Elavil), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), celmastine (Tavist), fluoxetine (Prozac), meperidine (Demerol), or Phenobarbital.
Hydroxyzine pamoate may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
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