What is hydroxyzine?
Hydroxyzine reduces activity in the main nerve system. It also acts as an antihistamine that decreases the natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing and runny nose, or hives on the skin.
Hydroxyzine is used as a sedative to treat stress and anxiety and stress. It is also used together with other medications offered for anesthesia. Hydroxyzine might also be used to control nausea and vomiting.
Hydroxyzine is also used to treat allergic skin responses such as hives or contact dermatitis.