Is vistaril a controlled substance?
Not medical advice: Vistaril is used to treat anxiety as well as nausea and vomiting among other uses. Vistaril is a brand name for the drug hydroxyzine. This is considered a controlled substance as it is only available with a doctor’s prescription. Hydroxyzine can cause heavy sedation but does not have the dependency issues present with other sedatives.
Updated on Thursday, February 02 2012 at 12:19PM EST