Hydroxyzine Pamoate is an antihistamine used for the treatment of allergies in dogs and cats. Hydroxyzine Pamoate requires a prescription from your veterinarian. Hydroxyzine blocks the effects of histamine in the body. Hydroxyzine also depresses activity of the central nervous system and is also used to treat anxiety disorders and tension in stressful situations.
Follow the instructions on the prescription label. If you do not understand these directions ask your pharmacist or veterinarian to explain them to you.
Seek emergency veterinary medical attention if your pet experiences any signs of an allergic reaction (hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat). Keep giving Hydroxyzine and talk to your veterinarian if your pet develops any of these less serious side effects; dizziness, drowsiness, or confusion; blurred vision or dry mouth; nausea or vomiting. Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome to your pet.
It should not be used in pregnant or nursing animals. Hydroxzyzine may cause drowsiness. Be sure to tell your veterinarian about any health conditions or other drugs your dog or cat may be taking. Store hydroxyzine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.