Hydroxyzine HCL is an antihistamine used for relieving anxiety, treating allergic itching and controlling the nausea, vomiting or drowsiness caused by motion sickness.
Hydroxyzine HCL comes as a tablet, a capsule, or syrup to take by mouth, three or four times daily, for patients who are at least 12 years old or older. It can be taken with a meal, water or milk to reduce stomach irritation if needed.
This medicine may cause some side effects including headache, dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, dry mouth, runny nose, redness of skin, and chest congestion.
Hydroxyzine HCL may also be applied to treat alcohol withdrawal and other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.