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Can I drink alcohol when taking Vistaril?

Avoid drinking alcohol if you are on Vistaril. Vistaril (hydroxyzine pamoate) is an antihistamine with strong sedative effects. It is prescribed both for allergy and for anxiety. Like alcohol, Vistaril slows down your central nervous system, and may make you drowsy and interfere with your ability to stay alert and focused. Combining it with alcohol may increase these side effects.

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