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Can older adults use hydroxyzine hydrochloride?

If you are age 65 or older, talk to your doctor about using hydroxyzine hydrochloride (brand names Atarax, Rezine, Vistaril and others) before you begin taking it. There are risks and benefits to all medications, and there may be other treatments that can better help you. Your doctor can talk with you about possible side effects of hydroxyzine hydrochloride and whether it might interact with other medication you're on.

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