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Hydroxyzine is effective in relieving hives, itching, and rashes
Works within 20-45 minutes and lasts 6-8 hours
Can be combined with other medications in cases of severe itching

Hydroxyzine

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At a Glance
Hydroxyzine is effective in relieving hives, itching, and rashes
Works within 20-45 minutes and lasts 6-8 hours
Can be combined with other medications in cases of severe itching

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Hydroxyzine for Pets

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine prescribed for pets to address various conditions:

  • Dogs: Treats atopic dermatitis.
  • Cats: Treats symmetrical alopecia of allergic origin, miliary dermatitis, and eosinophilic granuloma complex.

Benefits

  • Provides relief from itching, typically within 20-45 minutes.
  • Can be combined with other medications, such as corticosteroids, in cases of severe itching.

Administration

Hydroxyzine is a prescription drug available in several forms:

  • Forms: Tablets, capsules, and syrup.
  • Injectable Concentrations: 25 mg/ml and 50 mg/ml.

Dosage

  • Dogs: 1 mg/lb (2 mg/kg), administered 2-3 times daily orally.
  • Cats: 0.5-1 mg/lb (1-2 mg/kg) or 5-10 mg per cat, administered every 8-12 hours orally.

The treatment duration depends on the pet's clinical condition. It is recommended that the treatment be continued even if the pet shows signs of recovery. Always follow your veterinarian's prescribed dosage if it differs from the standard recommendations.

Precautions

  • Contraindications:
    • Hypersensitivity or allergy to antihistamines.
    • Glaucoma, high blood pressure, lung disease, heart disease, prostate enlargement.
    • Not recommended for pregnant or nursing animals.
  • Special Cautions:
    • Use with extreme caution in pets with urinary or intestinal obstruction.
  • Drug Interactions:
    • Avoid using in combination with barbiturates, tranquilizers, and Epinephrine due to negative interactions.
    • Use caution when combined with CNS depressant drugs like Acepromazine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) like Selegiline, preventive collars, and drugs for wheezing such as Theophylline, Epinephrine, or Ephedrine.

Storage

Store Hydroxyzine at room temperature, away from excess heat and moisture.

Important Notes

  • Dosages for Hydroxyzine vary depending on the type and size of the animal. Always ensure to administer the proper dosage as per the veterinarian's directions and package instructions.
  • Consult your veterinarian for detailed guidance and adhere strictly to the prescribed dosages for the safety and well-being of your pet.
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What Are Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules Used For?
Answer

Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules is considered one of the best pet medications available on the pharmaceutical market. The drug Hydroxyzine generally comes under the category of antihistamine drugs. This drug has a wide range of uses. The drug Hydroxyzine can be administered to both cats and dogs. Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules is a medicine that is highly used In pets for curing a large number of allergies. These allergies can be caused due to various reasons. Hydroxyzine is essentially used for the treatment of anxiety, nausea, and itchiness. It also cures the symptoms caused by motion sickness in your pets. The drug Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules is generally administered orally to pets. There is another form of Hydroxyzine that can be found on the market, which is a muscle injectable drug. Hydroxyzine Pamoate is a type of antihistamine drug That works by blocking certain natural substances like histamines that the body of your pet makes while they are suffering from allergic reactions. The use of Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules can also be seen in the treatment of different anxiety Related diseases that can be sometimes found in your pets. For anxiety-related diseases, this product only helps for a very short period or can be called a short-term solution. They can also make your pets relaxed before or after any surgery.

Can You Give Your Dog Hydroxyzine?
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Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules Can be considered one of the popular medicines for pets that are highly recommended by the pet experts such as veterinarians, pet breeders, and specialists. For the treatment of your dog, veterinarians can prescribe Hydroxyzine. The general dosage of the medicine is one milligram per pound of their body weight. The drug is administered two to three times per day. It is recommended that your pet has to follow the prescribed regimen given by the veterinarian without any delay. After observing the conditions of your dog, if the veterinarian of your pet suggests the termination of the treatment plan you can immediately stop the administration even if your dog shows signs of improvement.

Is Hydroxyzine Safe for Pets?
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The administration of Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules Is perfectly safe for various pets. In some cases, the administration of the drug has to be done cautiously. Few examples of such cases are when your pet is in the first trimester of pregnancy, suffering from seizures, and is very young, or of old age. You also have to take special care while administering the medicine to the pets who are suffering from diseases such as kidney disease, enlarged prostate, urinary tract infections, liver disease, heart disease, and glaucoma. If you find any form of abnormalities in your pet you can directly consult your petโ€™s veterinarian for further advice on the treatment of the new developments.

How Long Does It Take for Hydroxyzine to Work?
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Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules is a very fast working medicine. After the administration of the capsule to the pet, it takes approximately thirty minutes for the medicine to start working. The complete effect of the medicine can only be felt after two hours. If there is no progress in the situation of your pet even after the administration of the medicine you can immediately consult your petโ€™s veterinarian.

How Much Hydroxyzine Do I Give My Cat?
Answer

Veterinarians can recommend different amounts of dosages for different pets. This amount can vary due to large numbers of reasons. Few Reasons behind these inconsistencies of dosages found in the pets are due to differences in their body size, body weight, body type, metabolism, immune system, amount of physical activities, giving investment, and the type of food intake. Generally, in the case of cats, you need to administer five to ten milligrams of the medicine Hydroxyzine Pamoate Capsules. This dose has to be repeated after every eight to twelve hours. This drug may cause your pet to feel a little dizzy or drowsy.

Is Hydroxyzine Pamoate a Muscle Relaxer?
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Hydroxyzine is a broad-spectrum drug that can cure a large number of diseases in your pet. This drug acts diversely in different circumstances. The medicine Hydroxyzine can show a large number of properties such as antiemetic, antihistaminic, analgesic, and also as a relaxant for bronchodilator activities. The most common reason for which this drug is used is for its antiemetic, antihistaminic properties by relieving the pet from Nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and allergic symptoms that can cause itchiness and rashes. When Hydroxyzine acts as a bronchodilator it opens up the airways of your pet so that he or she can get more oxygen inside their lungs. As an analgesic agent, it can relieve your pets from various pains that can include pain in the skeletal muscles.

Can hydroxyzine be discontinued abruptly or should it be tapered off?
Answer

Abruptly stopping the use of hydroxyzine can lead to withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache, and insomnia. Therefore, it is recommended to taper off the medication gradually under the guidance of a healthcare provider. The tapering schedule may vary depending on the dosage and duration of treatment.

Can hydroxyzine cause drowsiness in cats?
Answer

Yes, hydroxyzine can cause drowsiness in cats, just like in humans and other animals. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine medication that blocks histamine receptors in the body. This can result in a sedative effect, causing drowsiness or sleepiness.

Can hydroxyzine cause hyperactivity in cats?
Answer

No, Hyperactivity is not a commonly reported side effect of hydroxyzine in cats. In fact, one of the most common side effects of hydroxyzine in cats is drowsiness or sedation. However, as with any medication, individual reactions and side effects can vary.

Can hydroxyzine cause aggression in cats?
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No, Aggression is not a common side effect of hydroxyzine, despite the fact that individual responses to drugs can differ.

Can hydroxyzine cause gastrointestinal upset in cats?
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Yes, hydroxyzine in cats can cause gastrointestinal discomfort as a side effect. While using hydroxyzine, some cats may develop nausea, diarrhea, or loss of appetite. These signs of an allergic response or a negative drug reaction may be present. It is also important to note that some cats may have an underlying condition that is causing their gastrointestinal symptoms. In this case, your veterinarian may recommend additional tests or treatments to identify and address the root cause of your cat's symptoms.

Can hydroxyzine cause liver damage in cats?
Answer

No. While hydroxyzine is not known to cause liver damage in cats, it is always important to monitor your cat's liver function when they are taking any medication. Liver damage can occur as a result of many factors, including certain medications, toxins, and underlying medical conditions.

Can hydroxyzine cause kidney damage in cats?
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It is unknown if hydroxyzine harms cats' kidneys. However, it's crucial to keep an eye on your cat's kidney health while they're taking hydroxyzine, just like you would with any drug. If your cat has a history of renal disease or dysfunction, this is very crucial. It's critical to get in touch with your veterinarian right once if you observe any symptoms of kidney damage or dysfunction in your cat, such as increased thirst and urination, decreased appetite, or vomiting.

Can hydroxyzine be given to kittens?
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Hydroxyzine is usually not recommended for use in kittens under 8 weeks of age. Kittens under 8 weeks of age are still developing and may not be able to tolerate the medication as well as older kittens or adult cats. Additionally, the dosage and frequency of hydroxyzine may need to be adjusted based on the kitten's weight and response to the medication.

Can hydroxyzine be used for cats with respiratory allergies?
Answer

Yes, Hydroxyzine is often prescribed for cats with respiratory allergies, such as seasonal allergies or allergies to dust or mold. It can help to reduce the severity of symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, and wheezing, and improve your cat's overall comfort and quality of life.

Can hydroxyzine be used for cats with food allergies?
Answer

In a comprehensive treatment plan, hydroxyzine may be used to treat cats with food allergies, although it is not frequently utilized as a first-line therapy for this problem. Cats with food allergies are normally treated by locating and removing the problematic items from their diet. An antihistamine called hydroxyzine can assist with some food allergy symptoms such as itching, irritation, and gastrointestinal distress. It should not be used as a substitute for removing the problematic food from the cat's diet because it is not a cure for food allergies.

Can hydroxyzine be used for cats with anxiety?
Answer

Yes, hydroxyzine can be used to treat anxiety in cats. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine medication that has sedative properties and can help reduce anxiety in cats. It is often used to treat situational anxiety in cats, such as anxiety related to travel, vet visits, or environmental changes. However, it is important to note that hydroxyzine may not be effective for all types of anxiety in cats. For example, it may not be effective for separation anxiety or generalized anxiety disorder. In these cases, your veterinarian may recommend other medications or behavioral interventions to manage your cat's anxiety.

Can hydroxyzine be used in cats with neurological disorders?
Answer

No. In general, hydroxyzine is contraindicated in cats with certain neurological illnesses, such as epilepsy or seizure disorders, as it may lower the seizure threshold and raise the risk of convulsions. Additionally, it may have negative side effects and interact negatively with other drugs used to treat neurological problems.

Active Ingredient: Hydroxyzine.

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine used for the treatment of allergies, itching, atopy, and dermatitis in cats and dogs. The antiemetic property of the medication reduces nausea, while the anxiolytic property aids the treatment of anxiety. Hydroxyzine comes in two formulations: hydroxyzine pamoate and hydroxyzine hydrochloride salts. The active ingredient in the medication, hydroxyzine, works by inhibiting the effect of histamine on H1 receptors.ย 

The commonly observed side effects of hydroxyzine include sedation, lack of coordination, vomiting, lethargy, weakness, increased thirst, lack of appetite, and diarrhea. Contact your veterinarian if your pet starts showing or experiencing any signs of an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing, hives, swelling of the face, tongue, lips, or through ) while taking Hydroxyzine.ย 


Other Ingredients: Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Crospovidone, dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous, Lactose Monohydrate, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium starch glycolate and Opadry white (Titanium dioxide, Hypromellose 3cP, Hypromellose 6cP, PEG 400 and Polysorbate 80)

Hydroxyzine is well tolerated by most animals. In some cases animals may experience minor side effects from Hydroxyzine such as dizziness, drowsiness, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision or dry mouth.

Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.

If your animal has an allergic reaction such as hives, difficulty breathing or abnormal swelling, seek immediate emergency care services.

Hydroxyzine should be used with caution in animals on medications for glaucoma, heart problems, prostatic hypertrophy, and bladder-neck obstructions.

Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.

This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.

Hydroxyzine HCl tablets are available by prescription and used by veterinarians for the treatment of allergies in dogs, cats, and horses. Typical dose is 1mg per pound in dogs every 6 to 8 hours, for cats 5 to 10 mg per cat every 8 to 12 hours. Always follow the prescribed amount given by your veterinarian. Hydroxyzine HCl may cause drowsiness or dizziness.

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25mg per tablet 32315510107
25mg per capsule 301850613052

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It helps with mild flare-ups. When allergy season kicks into full swing we usually have to give a week of apoquel to calm the itching down, and then we can go back to the hydroxyzine.

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I wish this was not a prescription. However, it works better than other antihistamines that I have tried.

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I've used this med for itching on my mini schnauzer. Vet prescribed it and it helps a great deal along with weekly bath, right diet and topical sprays as needed.

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The capsules are a better value than tablets
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The capsules are much cheaper but we do have to break them open and spread on our pet's food. We are not sure if he would eat it in the capsule form. It is tasteless so it doesn't change the flavor of his food. Good value

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This really helps with my dogs allergy itchiness.He cannot seem to stop itching when we touch him unless he is on this

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My golden was switched over to hydroxyzine about a year ago when the other drug he was taking was too hard to get. This works just as well if not better and has less side affects. So I'm sure he is happier!!!

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