Now that brand-name Atarax is no longer being manufactured, only generic products are available. These come in tablet and syrup form, and are available in several different strengths. It is important to know that not all generic hydroxyzine drugs are necessarily generic Atarax; they could be the generic form of a different brand-name medication.
Atarax® (hydroxyzine hydrochloride) is a prescription medication approved for treating a variety of different conditions, such as anxiety and itching. It is a first-generation (sedating) antihistamine.
Brand-name Atarax was manufactured by Pfizer, Inc. However, Pfizer has stopped making this medication. Generic versions of the drug are still available.
Generic Atarax is available in the following strengths and forms:
- Hydroxyzine hydrochloride 10 mg tablets
- Hydroxyzine hydrochloride 25 mg tablets
- Hydroxyzine hydrochloride 50 mg tablets
- Hydroxyzine hydrochloride 10 mg per 5 mL syrup.
A few different manufactures make a generic version of Atarax, including (but not limited to):
- Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.
- Vintage Pharmaceutical, Inc.
- Watson Laboratories.
Sometimes, it can be difficult to know if a particular generic hydroxyzine product is a generic for Atarax or for Vistaril® (a different brand-name medication). All hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets and syrups are generic forms of Atarax. All generic hydroxyzine pamoate products and hydroxyzine hydrochloride injections are generic versions of Vistaril.