|What is the most important information I should know about hydroxyzine: Hydroxyzine HCl (generic for Atarax) is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats. Hydroxyzine is available as 10mg, 25mg, and 50mg tablets.The usual dose of hydroxyzine in dogs is 1mg per pound every 6 to 8 hours. The usual dose of hydroxyzine in cats is 5 to 10 mg per cat every 8 to 12 hours. Hydroxyzine may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
What is Hydroxyzine: Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of histamine in the body making it useful to treat allergic conditions that affect the skin such as hives, itching and rashes. Hydroxyzine depresses activity of the central nervous system and is also used to treat anxiety disorders and tension in stressful situations. Hydroxyzine may be used for other purposes than those listed in this guide.