Hydroxyzine HCL oral tablets are prescribed as an antihistamine to treat redness, swelling, itching and other skin conditions. The medication works by blocking natural substances (histamines) that occur during an allergic reaction. Customers may receive this drug under the names Atarax (Hydroxyzine HCl), Vistaril (Hydroxyzine pamoate).
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.