Medical Depressant and Antihistamine – Hydroxyzine

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Hydroxyzine
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In business since 1978, DV Medical Supply, Inc., of Gardena, California, provides high-quality medical products to its veterinary clientele. Among its many offerings, DV Medical Supply delivers medications such as hydroxyzine in 10, 25, and 50 milligram tablets.

When introduced into the body, hydroxyzine has two main functions. First, it acts as a depressant to the nervous system, which can help alleviate symptoms related to anxiety and relieve problems like nausea.

Second, hydroxyzine works as an antihistamine. The body secretes histamine when it sets in motion an allergic reaction, which can cause such symptoms as itchiness. By reducing histamine in the body, hydroxyzine helps treat allergic reactions.

When prescribed for dogs or cats by a veterinarian, hydroxyzine is usually used to address allergies that cause dermatitis and other uncomfortable skin problems. The drug comes packaged under brand names like Atarax and Vistaril.

Though a safe drug, it should not be administered to dogs and cats with issues like high blood pressure or pulmonary illnesses. Hydroxyzine side effects in animals can include disinterest in eating, lethargy, and diarrhea.

Hydroxyzine Used to Treat Allergies, Nausea, and Anxiety

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Hydroxyzine
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DV Medical Supply offers a large selection of pharmaceuticals and medical and surgical supplies. Medical professionals can order by web, phone, or fax and get fast, cost effective service from DV Medical Supply.

DV Medical Supply is featuring Hydroxyzine tabs in 10mg, 25mg, and 50mg doses. Hydroxyzine works by reducing activity in the nervous system. It is used to relieve itching in patients with allergies. It also works as an antihistamine, reducing sneezing. It can also help control nausea and vomiting. It works as a sedative in patients with anxiety and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal as well. However, clinical studies have not determined the effectiveness of Hydroxyzine for antianxiety use for more than four months.

Hydroxyzine is usually taken three or four times a day. It is absorbed quickly, and its effects are usually noticeable within 15 to 30 minutes of taking the dose. It can make patients drowsy and can also cause dry mouth, upset stomach, dizziness, chest congestion, headache, and reddening of the skin. More serious side effects include difficulty breathing, muscle weakness, and increased anxiety.