If your pet has allergies, Hydroxyzine Pamoate may be able to help when used as prescribed by your veterinarian.
What is Hydroxyzine Pamoate?This is a prescription medication that is usually used to treat itchiness due to allergies and atopy. It can also be used as a sedative.
What are the benefits of Hydroxyzine?
- Helps to stop itching.
- Less side effects than corticosteroids.
- Can act as a sedative if necessary.
dogs, cats, horses, and other small animals as prescribed. How is this medication given?
This medication is given by mouth. Follow the precise directions that your veterinarian gives to you. Your veterinarian will determine the exact dose, frequency, and duration of medication.
If you have any questions regarding the use of Hydroxyzine Pamoate, contact your veterinarian. How does this medication work?
This is a histamine blocking medication. Histamine levels are increased when allergic symptoms are heightened. Blocking histamine should decrease the levels of histamine and relieve allergic symptoms. What results can I expect?
This medication should start to work within several hours of a dose but it can take at least a week or two to see the maximal benefits and to see a decrease in your pet’s allergic symptoms. What form(s) does Hydroxyzine Pamoate come in?
This is a capsule that is given by mouth. Generic Name:
Hydroxyzine Pamoate (Common Drug Name)Common Brand Name:
Vistaril Dose and Administration:
Give capsules by mouth (orally) as prescibed. Exact directions of how to use Hydroxyzine Pamoate will be determined by your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but skip the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Always contact your veterinarian if you are unsure of how to use this medication correctly. Uses:
This medication is primarily used to manage itchiness associated with allergies but can be used as a sedative when indicated and prescribed by your veterinarian. Possible Side Effects:
Sedation can occur in some animals. Some dogs may experience excitement, tremors, or seizures. Some cats my experience increased thirst and other behavior changes. Other side effects may occur.
Some pets may be truly allergic to this medication and may experience an allergic reaction. If your pet seems ill in any way while taking this medication, contact your veterinarian right away. Drug and Food Interactions:
Some central nervous symptom (CNS) depressants (ex. atropine, barbituates, anesthesia) may interact with this medication. Other interactions are possible so always tell your veterinarian about other medications or supplements your pet is taking prior to starting Hydroxyzine Pamoate. Precautions:
Do not use Hydroxyzine Pamoate in pets who are allergic to this medication or similar medications. Caution should be used in animals with hypothyroidism, heart disease, heart failure, urinary obstruction, or pyloric obstruction.
Use with caution in pregnant and lactating females and only use when the benefits outweigh the risks. This medication may also cause sedation in working dogs so caution should be used.
Hydroxyzine is a classified drug in horses so discuss this with your veterinarian and event officials. It cannot be used in horses intended for food.
This medication will need to be discontinued 7 days prior to allergy testing or as directed.
Always follow your veterinarian’s directions regarding the use of Hydroxyzine Pamoate.Storage:
Store at room temperature away from children and pets. A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Hydroxyzine Pamoate.