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Hydroxyzine

Contributor(s): Rosanna Marsella, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Hydroxyzine.

Class of drug

  • Antihistamine.

Description

Physical properties

  • Insoluble in water.

Storage requirements

  • Light resistant container.

Uses

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Indications

Pruritus
Psychogenic dermatoses

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMed Resource.
  • Garcia G, DeMora F, Ferrer L & Puigdemont A (1997) Effect of H1-antihistamines on histamine release from dispersed canine cutaneous mast cells. Am J Vet Res 58(3), 293-297.
  • Paterson S (1995) Additive benefits of EFAs in dogs with atopic dermatitis after partial response to antihistamine therapy. JSAP 36(9), 389-394.
  • Barbet J L & Halliwell R E (1989) Duration of inhibition of immediate skin test reactivity by hydroxyzine hydrochloride in dogs. JAVMA 194(11), 1165-1169.
  • Simons K J & Simons F E (1987) The effect of chronic administration of hydroxyzine on hydroxyzine pharmacokinetics in dogs. J Allerg Clin Immunol 79(6), 928-932.

Other sources of information

  • Based on Tennant B (1999) Small Animal Formulary. (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.
  • Plumb D (1999) Veterinary Drug handbook. 3rd edn. Ames: Iowa State University Press. pp 386-388.

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