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Vistaril Side Effects

Common Vistaril Side Effects


The most commonly reported Vistaril side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Anxiety (10)
Tremor (9)
Depression (9)
Suicide Attempt (8)
Arthralgia (7)
Feeling Abnormal (7)
Fall (6)
Condition Aggravated (6)
Dyspnoea (6)
Memory Impairment (6)
Nightmare (6)
Osteoarthritis (5)
Confusional State (5)
Back Pain (5)
Migraine (4)
Hypertension (4)
Nausea (4)
Somnolence (4)
Rash (4)
Panic Attack (4)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Vistaril Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Vistaril reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Vistaril on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Memory Impairment
This is a report of a 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Vistaril (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Memory Impairment
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Vistaril treatment in patients, resulting in memory impairment side effect.

Anaphylactic Reaction
This report suggests a potential Vistaril Anaphylactic Reaction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Vistaril (dosage: NA) starting Apr 19, 2013. Soon after starting Vistaril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anaphylactic Reaction
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Vitamin B12
  • Calcium
  • Aspirin
  • Centrum
  • Fenofibrate
  • Prozac
  • Klonopin
  • Trazodone
The patient was hospitalized. Although Vistaril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as anaphylactic reaction, may still occur.

Nerve Injury, Pain, Inflammation, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Off Label Use
This Nerve Injury, Pain, Inflammation, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Off Label Use problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Jun 15, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Vistaril (dosage: 25 Ml, Single). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Vistaril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Nerve Injury
  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Off Label Use
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as nerve injury, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Rash
This is a report of a 40-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Vistaril (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Rash
This opens a possibility that Vistaril treatment could cause the above reactions, including rash, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.


Fall
A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Vistaril treatment (dosage: Unk) on Feb 19, 2013. Soon after starting Vistaril treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Fall
Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some male patients could be more vulnerable to Vistaril.

Anxiety, Incorrect Dose Administered
A 36-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) experienced symptoms, such as: anxiety and was treated with Vistaril(dosage: 150 Mg, Unk). The treatment was initiated on 201209. After that a consumer reported the following side effect(s):
  • Anxiety
  • Incorrect Dose Administered
Concurrently used drugs, which potentially could have contributed to side effect(s) or affected Vistaril efficacy: NA.

Hepatic Cirrhosis, Psoriasis, Fluid Retention, Weight Decreased, Feeling Abnormal, Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Ammonia Increased
In this report, Vistaril was administered for the following condition: anxiety.A 41-year-old male consumer from US (weight: NA) started Vistaril treatment (dosage: 50 Mg, 2x/day) on 201306.Sometime after starting the treatment, the patient complained of the following side effect(s):
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Fluid Retention
  • Weight Decreased
  • Feeling Abnormal
  • Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Ammonia Increased
A possible interaction with other drugs could have contributed to this reaction: NA.Establishing a causal relationship between a specific drug and consumer's side effects is complex, but it is possible that in this report Vistaril treatment could be related to the listed above side effect(s).

Weight Increased
This is a report of the following Vistaril side effect(s):
  • Weight Increased
A 41-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following condition: depression and received a treatment with Vistaril (dosage: 50 Mg, 1x/day) starting: 2013.The following concurrently used drugs could have generated interactions: NA.This report suggests that a Vistaril treatment could be associated with the listed above side effect(s).

Off Label Use, Oedema Peripheral, Gait Disturbance
This Vistaril report was submitted by a 28-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA). The patient was diagnosed with: bladder pain,cystitis interstitial and Vistaril was administered (dosage: 25 Mg, 3x/day) starting: 2013. The consumer developed a set of symptoms:
  • Off Label Use
  • Oedema Peripheral
  • Gait Disturbance
Other drugs used simultaneously: NA.Those unexpected symptoms could be linked to a Vistaril treatment, however establishing a potential drug-safety problem requires a more detailed clinical analysis.

Confusional State, Dyspnoea, Tremor, Dehydration, Headache, Middle Insomnia, Muscle Spasms, Myalgia, Nausea
This is a report of a possible correlation between Vistaril use and the following symptoms/side effect(s):
  • Confusional State
  • Dyspnoea
  • Tremor
  • Dehydration
  • Headache
  • Middle Insomnia
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Myalgia
  • Nausea
which could contribute to an assessment of Vistaril risk profile.A 23-year-old female consumer from US (weight: NA) was suffering from depression,borderline personality disorder and was treated with Vistaril (dosage: 50 Mg, Three Times A Day) starting NS.Other concurrent medications: NA.

Lung Disorder, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Respiratory Failure
A 54-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA) presented with the following symptoms: agitation and after a treatment with Vistaril (dosage: 25 Mg, 3x/day) experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Lung Disorder
  • Pneumonia
  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory Failure
The treatment was started on 2010. Vistaril was used in combination with the following drugs: NA.This report could alert potential Vistaril consumers.

Panic Attack, Anxiety, Stress
In this report, a 46-year-old male patient from US (weight: NA) was affected by a possible Vistaril side effect.The patient was diagnosed with anxiety. After a treatment with Vistaril (dosage: Unk, 1x/day, start date: 1995), the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Panic Attack
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
The following simultaneously used drugs could have led to this reaction: NA.The findings here stress that side effects should be taken into consideration when evaluating a Vistaril treatment.

Bronchitis, Dementia, Dyspnoea, Bipolar Disorder
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient from US (weight: NA), who used Vistaril (dosage: NA) for a treatment of insomnia,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,hypertension,gastrooesophageal reflux disease,blood potassium decreased,blood cholesterol increased,anxiety. After starting a treatment on Apr 17, 2013, the patient experienced the following side effect(s):
  • Bronchitis
  • Dementia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Bipolar Disorder
The following drugs could possibly have interacted with the Vistaril treatment
  • Spiriva (18 Mcg)
  • Norvasc (10 Mg)
  • Prilosec (20 Mg)
  • Klor-con (20 Meq)
  • Lovastatin (20 Mg)
  • Trazodone
  • Proventil Hfa (4 Puf)
The patient was hospitalized.Taken together, these observations suggest that a Vistaril treatment could be related to side effect(s), such as Bronchitis, Dementia, Dyspnoea, Bipolar Disorder.

Pruritus
This pruritus side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Vistaril (dosage: Unk), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Vistaril the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Pruritus
These side effects may potentially be related to Vistaril.

Palpitations, Anxiety, Blood Pressure, Hypertension
This is a Vistaril side effect report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Vistaril (dosage:2 Doses, start time: NS), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a palpitations side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Blood Pressure
  • Hypertension
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Vistaril treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in palpitations.

No Adverse Event
This report suggests a potential Vistaril no adverse event side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient from US (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): depression and used Vistaril (dosage: 25 Mg, 2x/day) starting 2001. Soon after starting Vistaril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • No Adverse Event
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Nexium (Unk)
  • Dyazide (Unk)
  • Lipitor (Unk)
  • Cyclosporine (Unk)
  • Prednisone (Unk)
  • Cyclobenzaprine (Unk)
  • Procardia Xl (Unk)
Although Vistaril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as no adverse event, may still occur.

Dry Mouth, Product Taste Abnormal
This dry mouth problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): hypersensitivity.On NS a consumer started treatment with Vistaril (dosage: 25 Mg, As Needed). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Tums (Unk)
When commencing Vistaril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Dry Mouth
  • Product Taste Abnormal
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as dry mouth, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Depression
This is a Vistaril side effect report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Vistaril (dosage: Unk) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Effexor Xr (150 Mg, Unk)
  • Sertraline Hcl (50 Mg, Unk)
  • Crestor (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk)
  • Dorzolamide (Unk)
  • Alphagan (Unk)
  • Co-q-10 (Unk)
  • One-a-day (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Depression
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Vistaril could cause depression and that some female patients may be more susceptible.

Panic Attack
A 54-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms: NA started Vistaril treatment (dosage: 1-2 Q6h As Needed) on NS. Soon after starting Vistaril treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Panic Attack
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Vistaril side effects, such as panic attack.

Rhinorrhoea, Nasal Congestion, Sneezing
This rhinorrhoea side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 81-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: runny nose,sneezing.The patient was prescribed Vistaril (dosage: Unk), which was started on 201210. Concurrently used drugs: NA..When starting to take Vistaril the consumer reported symptoms, such as:
  • Rhinorrhoea
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Sneezing
These side effects may potentially be related to Vistaril.

Rectal Prolapse, Dry Mouth, Constipation, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 90-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: bladder incontinence, who was treated with Vistaril (dosage: Unk, 1x/day, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Gabapentin (Unk)
  • Vitamin K (Unk)
  • Actonel (Unk)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s). The consumer presented with:
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Dry Mouth
  • Constipation
  • Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder
  • Off Label Use
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Vistaril treatment in female patients, resulting in rectal prolapse side effect.

Weight Increased, Arthropathy, Depression
This report suggests a potential Vistaril Weight Increased, Arthropathy, Depression side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety and used Vistaril (dosage: 50 Mg, 3x/day As Necessary) starting Sep 21, 2012. Soon after starting Vistaril the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Weight Increased
  • Arthropathy
  • Depression
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Lexapro (10 Mg, Daily)
  • Lexapro (20 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Lexapro (10 Mg, 1x/day)
  • Klonopin (0.5 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Topamax (25 Mg, Daily)
  • Cymbalta (20 Mg, Daily)
  • Cymbalta
  • Adipex (Unk)
Although Vistaril demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as weight increased, may still occur.

Nausea, Pallor, Arthritis, Condition Aggravated
This Nausea, Pallor, Arthritis, Condition Aggravated problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On Oct 21, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Vistaril (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Vistaril, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:
  • Nausea
  • Pallor
  • Arthritis
  • Condition Aggravated
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as nausea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.

Ovarian Cancer, Arthropathy, Nausea
This is a report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: itching,allergy and was treated with Vistaril (dosage: 25 Mg, 1x/day) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA.Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following side effects:
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Arthropathy
  • Nausea
This opens a possibility that Vistaril treatment could cause the above reactions, including ovarian cancer, and some female subjects may be more susceptible.

Road Traffic Accident
A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US with the following symptoms/conditions: NA started Vistaril treatment (dosage: 50 Mg, Daily) on May 18, 2011. Soon after starting Vistaril treatment, the subject experienced various side effects, including:
  • Road Traffic Accident
Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nexium (40 Mg, Daily)
  • Miralax (2 Df, Daily)
  • Clonidine (0.1 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Promethazine (25 Mg, 4x/day)
  • Risperdal (350 Mg, 3x/day)
  • Tramadol (50 Mg, 8x/day)
  • Zanaflex (10 Mg, 2x/day)
  • Clonazepam (1 Mg, 3x/day)
This finding indicates that some female patients could be more vulnerable to Vistaril.

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Top 10 Vistaril Side Effects for Women

Women Side EffectsReports
Anxiety 7
Arthralgia 7
Tremor 7
Feeling Abnormal 6
Nightmare 6
Confusional State 5
Dyspnoea 5
Fall 5
Back Pain 4
Migraine 4

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    Vistaril Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0049-5460
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameVistaril
    Namehydroxyzine hydrochloride
    Dosage FormSOLUTION
    RouteINTRAMUSCULAR
    On market since19570918
    LabelerRoerig
    Active Ingredient(s)HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s)50
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassAntihistamine [EPC],Histamine Receptor Antagonists [MoA]

    Vistaril Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 123

    Vistaril safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 10

    Reported hospitalizations: 31

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