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Can hydroxyzine hydrochloride be given to children?

Hydroxyzine hydrochloride (brand names Atarax, Rezine, Vistaril and others) should not be given to children under 12 years old. Unless your child's doctor specifically tells you to give hydroxyzine hydrochloride to a child under age 12, do not do so. Follow the dosage and instructions carefully for this or any other prescription medication. If you have questions about hydroxyzine hydrochloride, ask your doctor.

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