Label: HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE tablet, film coated

  • Category: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG LABEL
  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: Abbreviated New Drug Application

Drug Label Information

Updated May 14, 2019

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  • DESCRIPTION

    Hydroxyzine hydrochloride has the chemical name of 2-[2-[4-( p- Chloro-α-phenylbenzyl)-1-piperazinyl] ethoxy] ethanol dihydrochloride.

    Hydroxyzine hydrochloride structural formula

    Hydroxyzine hydrochloride occurs as a white, odorless powder which is very soluble in water.

    Each tablet for oral administration contains 10 mg, 25 mg or 50 mg hydroxyzine hydrochloride. Inactive ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol/macrogol and titanium dioxide.

  • CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

    Hydroxyzine hydrochloride is unrelated chemically to the phenothiazines, reserpine, meprobamate or the benzodiazepines. Hydroxyzine is not a cortical depressant, but its action may be due to a suppression of activity in certain key regions of the subcortical area of the central nervous system.

    Primary skeletal muscle relaxation has been demonstrated experimentally. Bronchodilator activity, and antihistaminic and analgesic effects have been demonstrated experimentally and confirmed clinically. An antiemetic effect, both by the apomorphine test and the veriloid test, has been demonstrated.

    Pharmacological and clinical studies indicate that hydroxyzine in therapeutic dosage does not increase gastric secretion or acidity and in most cases has mild antisecretory activity.

    Hydroxyzine is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and hydroxyzine’s clinical effects are usually noted within 15 to 30 minutes after oral administration.

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE

    For symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested.

    Useful in the management of pruritus due to allergic conditions such as chronic urticaria and atopic and contact dermatoses and in histamine-mediated pruritus.

    As a sedative when used as a premedication and following general anesthesia, hydroxyzine may potentiate meperidine and barbiturates, so their use in pre-anesthetic adjunctive therapy should be modified on an individual basis. Atropine and other belladonna alkaloids are not affected by the drug. Hydroxyzine is not known to interfere with the action of digitalis in any way and it may be used concurrently with this agent.

    The effectiveness of hydroxyzine as an antianxiety agent for long term use, that is more than 4 months, has not been assessed by systematic clinical studies. The physician should reassess periodically the usefulness of the drug for the individual patient.

  • CONTRAINDICATIONS

    Oral hydroxyzine hydrochloride is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to hydroxyzine hydrochloride products, and in patients with known hypersensitivity to cetirizine hydrochloride or levocetirizine hydrochloride.

    Hydroxyzine is contraindicated in patients with a prolonged QT interval.

    Hydroxyzine, when administered to the pregnant mouse, rat, and rabbit induced fetal abnormalities in the rat and mouse at doses substantially above the human therapeutic range. Clinical data in human beings are inadequate to establish safety in early pregnancy. Until such data are available, hydroxyzine is contraindicated in early pregnancy.

    Hydroxyzine is contraindicated for patients who have shown a previous hypersensitivity to it.

  • WARNINGS Nursing Mothers:

    It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Since many drugs are so excreted, hydroxyzine should not be given to nursing mothers.

  • PRECAUTIONS

    THE POTENTIATING ACTION OF HYDROXYZINE MUST BE CONSIDERED WHEN THE DRUG IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS SUCH AS NARCOTICS, NON-NARCOTIC ANALGESICS AND BARBITURATES. Therefore, when central nervous system depressants are administered concomitantly with hydroxyzine their dosage should be reduced.

    QT Prolongation/Torsade de Pointes (TdP): Cases of QT prolongation and Torsade de Pointes have been reported during post-marketing use of hydroxyzine. The majority of reports occurred in patients with other risk factors for QT prolongation/TdP (pre-existing heart disease, electrolyte imbalances or concomitant arrhythmogenic drug use). Therefore, hydroxyzine should be used with caution in patients with risk factors for QT prolongation, congenital long QT syndrome, a family history of long QT syndrome, other conditions that predispose to QT prolongation and ventricular arrhythmia, as well as recent myocardial infarction, uncompensated heart failure, and bradyarrhythmias.

    Caution is recommended during the concomitant use of drugs known to prolong the QT interval. These include Class 1A (e.g., quinidine, procainamide) or Class III (e.g., amiodarone, sotalol) antiarrhythmics, certain antipsychotics (e.g., ziprasidone, iloperidone, clozapine, quetiapine, chlorpromazine), certain antidepressants (e.g., citalopram, fluoxetine), certain antibiotics (e.g., azithromycin, erythromycin, clarithromycin, gatifloxacin, moxifloxacin); and others (e.g., pentamidine, methadone, ondansetron, droperidol).

    Since drowsiness may occur with use of this drug, patients should be warned of this possibility and cautioned against driving a car or operating dangerous machinery while taking hydroxyzine. Patients should also be advised against the simultaneous use of other CNS depressant drugs, and cautioned that the effects of alcohol may be increased.

    Geriatric Use

    A determination has not been made whether controlled clinical studies of hydroxyzine included sufficient numbers of subjects aged 65 and over to define a difference in response from younger subjects. Other reported clinical experience has not identified differences in responses between the elderly and younger patients. In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal or cardiac function, and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy.

    The extent of renal excretion of hydroxyzine has not been determined. Because elderly patients are more likely to have decreased renal function, care should be taken in dose selections.

    Sedating drugs may cause confusion and over sedation in the elderly; elderly patients generally should be started on low doses of hydroxyzine and observed closely.

    Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis (AGEP)

    Hydroxyzine may rarely cause acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), a serious skin reaction characterized by fever and numerous small, superficial, non-follicular, sterile pustules, arising within large areas of edematous erythema. Inform patients about the signs of AGEP, and discontinue hydroxyzine at the first appearance of a skin rash, worsening of pre-existing skin reactions which hydroxyzine may be used to treat, or any other sign of hypersensitivity. If signs or symptoms suggest AGEP, use of hydroxyzine should not be resumed and alternative therapy should be considered. Avoid cetirizine or levocetirizine in patients who have experienced AGEP or other hypersensitivity reactions with hydroxyzine, due to the risk of cross-sensitivity.

  • ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Side effects reported with the administration of hydroxyzine hydrochloride are usually mild and transitory in nature.

    Skin and Appendages
    Oral hydroxyzine hydrochloride is associated with Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis (AGEP) and fixed drug eruptions in postmarketing reports.

    Anticholinergic
    Dry mouth.

    Central Nervous System
    Drowsiness is usually transitory and may disappear in a few days of continued therapy or upon reduction of dose. Involuntary motor activity including rare instances of tremor and convulsions have been reported, usually with doses considerably higher than those recommended. Clinically significant respiratory depression has not been reported at recommended doses.

    Cardiac System
    QT prolongation, Torsade de Pointes.

    In postmarketing experience, the following additional undesirable effects have been reported:
    Body as a Whole: Allergic reaction.
    Nervous System: Headache.
    Psychiatric: Hallucination.
    Skin and Appendages: Pruritus, rash, urticaria.

  • OVERDOSAGE

    The most common manifestation of hydroxyzine overdosage is hypersedation. As in the management of overdosage with any drug, it should be borne in mind that multiple agents may have been taken.

    If vomiting has not occurred spontaneously, it should be induced. Immediate gastric lavage is also recommended. General supportive care, including frequent monitoring of the vital signs and close observation of the patient, is indicated. Hypotension, though unlikely, may be controlled with intravenous fluids and levarterenol or metaraminol. Do not use epinephrine as hydroxyzine counteracts its pressor action.

    Hydroxyzine overdose may cause QT prolongation and Torsade de Pointes. ECG monitoring is recommended in cases of hydroxyzine overdose.

    There is no specific antidote. It is doubtful that hemodialysis would be of any value in the treatment of overdosage with hydroxyzine. However, if other agents such as barbiturates have been ingested concomitantly, hemodialysis may be indicated. There is no practical method to quantitate hydroxyzine in body fluids or tissue after its ingestion or administration.

  • DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

    For symptomatic relief of anxiety and tension associated with psychoneurosis and as an adjunct in organic disease states in which anxiety is manifested: Adults, 50 to 100 mg q.i.d.; children under 6 years, 50 mg daily in divided doses; children over 6 years, 50 to 100 mg daily in divided doses.

    For use in the management of pruritus due to allergic conditions such as chronic urticaria and atopic and contact dermatoses and in histamine-mediated pruritus: adults, 25 mg t.i.d. or q.i.d.; children under 6 years, 50 mg daily in divided doses; children over 6 years, 50 to 100 mg daily in divided doses.

    As a sedative when used as a premedication and following general anesthesia: 50 to 100 mg for adults and 0.6 mg/kg of body weight in children.

    When treatment is initiated by the intramuscular route of administration, subsequent doses may be administered orally.

    As with all potent medication, the dosage should be adjusted according to the patient's response to therapy.

  • HOW SUPPLIED

    Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride Tablets, USP are available as follows:

    Hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets, USP 10 mg are supplied as white, round, film coated, biconvex tablets debossed “K10” on one side and plain on the other side.
    Unit dose packages of 100 (10x10) NDC 68084-253-01

    Hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets, USP 25 mg are supplied as white, round, film coated, biconvex tablets debossed “K11” on one side and plain on the other side.
    Unit dose packages of 100 (10x10) NDC 68084-254-01

    Hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablets, USP 50 mg are supplied as white, round, film coated, biconvex tablets debossed “K12” on one side and plain on the other side.
    Unit dose packages of 100 (10x10) NDC 68084-255-01

    Store at 20° to 25°C with excursions permitted between 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

    FOR YOUR PROTECTION: Do not use if blister is torn or broken.

  • PACKAGING INFORMATION

    American Health Packaging unit dose blisters (see How Supplied section) contain drug product from KVK-TECH, INC. as follows:
    (10 mg / 100 UD) NDC 68084-253-01 packaged from NDC 10702-010
    (25 mg / 100 UD) NDC 68084-254-01 packaged from NDC 10702-011
    (50 mg / 100 UD) NDC 68084-255-01 packaged from NDC 10702-012

    Distributed by:
    American Health Packaging
    Columbus, Ohio 43217

    8225301/1117

  • Package/Label Display Panel – Carton – 10 mg

    10 mg HydrOXYzine HCl Tablets Carton

    NDC 68084- 253-01

    HydrOXYzine HCl
    Tablets, USP

    10 mg

    100 Tablets (10 x 10)               Rx Only

    Each Tablet Contains:
    HydrOXYzine HCl, USP.............................................................10 mg

    Usual Dosage: See package insert for full prescribing information.

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between
    15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

    Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.

    FOR YOUR PROTECTION: Do not use if blister is torn or broken.

    The drug product contained in this package is from
    NDC # 10702-010, KVK- TECH, INC.

    Packaged and Distributed by:
    American Health Packaging
    Columbus, Ohio 43217

    269164
    0225301/0119

  • Package/Label Display Panel – Blister – 10 mg

    10 mg HydrOXYzine HCl Tablet Blister

    HydrOXYzine HCl
    Tablet, USP

    10 mg

  • Package/Label Display Panel – Carton – 25 mg

    25 mg HydrOXYzine HCl Tablets Carton

    NDC 68084- 254-01

    HydrOXYzine HCl
    Tablets, USP

    25 mg

    100 Tablets (10 x 10)               Rx Only

    Each Tablet Contains:
    HydrOXYzine HCl, USP.............................................................25 mg

    Usual Dosage: See package insert for full prescribing information.

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between
    15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

    Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.

    FOR YOUR PROTECTION: Do not use if blister is torn or broken.

    The drug product contained in this package is from
    NDC # 10702-011, KVK- TECH, INC.

    Packaged and Distributed by:
    American Health Packaging
    Columbus, Ohio 43217

    269258
    0225401/0419

  • Package/Label Display Panel – Blister – 25 mg

    25 mg HydrOXYzine HCl Tablet Blister

    HydrOXYzine HCl
    Tablet, USP

    25 mg

  • Package/Label Display Panel – Carton – 50 mg

    50 mg HydrOXYzine HCl Tablets Carton

    NDC 68084- 255-01

    HydrOXYzine HCl
    Tablets, USP

    50 mg

    100 Tablets (10 x 10)               Rx Only

    Each Tablet Contains:
    HydrOXYzine HCl, USP.............................................................50 mg

    Usual Dosage: See package insert for full prescribing information.

    Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between
    15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F) [See USP Controlled Room Temperature].

    Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children.

    FOR YOUR PROTECTION: Do not use if blister is torn or broken.

    The drug product contained in this package is from
    NDC # 10702-012, KVK- TECH, INC.

    Packaged and Distributed by:
    American Health Packaging
    Columbus, Ohio 43217

    269337
    0225501/0419

  • Package/Label Display Panel - Blister – 50 mg

    50 mg HydrOXYzine HCl Tablet Blister

    HydrOXYzine HCl
    Tablet, USP

    50 mg

  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE 
    hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablet, film coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:68084-253(NDC:10702-010)
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: 76755771U3) (HYDROXYZINE - UNII:30S50YM8OG) HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE10 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    SILICON DIOXIDE (UNII: ETJ7Z6XBU4)  
    CROSPOVIDONE (15 MPA.S AT 5%) (UNII: 68401960MK)  
    HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S) (UNII: 0WZ8WG20P6)  
    HYPROMELLOSE 2208 (3 MPA.S) (UNII: 9H4L916OBU)  
    LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE (UNII: EWQ57Q8I5X)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400 (UNII: B697894SGQ)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorwhiteScoreno score
    ShapeROUND (biconvex) Size7mm
    FlavorImprint Code K;10
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:68084-253-01100 in 1 BOX, UNIT-DOSE01/14/2009
    1NDC:68084-253-111 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Image of Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANDAANDA04078601/14/2009
    HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE 
    hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablet, film coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:68084-254(NDC:10702-011)
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: 76755771U3) (HYDROXYZINE - UNII:30S50YM8OG) HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE25 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    SILICON DIOXIDE (UNII: ETJ7Z6XBU4)  
    CROSPOVIDONE (15 MPA.S AT 5%) (UNII: 68401960MK)  
    HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S) (UNII: 0WZ8WG20P6)  
    HYPROMELLOSE 2208 (3 MPA.S) (UNII: 9H4L916OBU)  
    LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE (UNII: EWQ57Q8I5X)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400 (UNII: B697894SGQ)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorwhiteScoreno score
    ShapeROUND (biconvex) Size8mm
    FlavorImprint Code K;11
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:68084-254-01100 in 1 BOX, UNIT-DOSE01/14/2009
    1NDC:68084-254-111 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Image of Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANDAANDA04078701/14/2009
    HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE 
    hydroxyzine hydrochloride tablet, film coated
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:68084-255(NDC:10702-012)
    Route of AdministrationORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE (UNII: 76755771U3) (HYDROXYZINE - UNII:30S50YM8OG) HYDROXYZINE HYDROCHLORIDE50 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    SILICON DIOXIDE (UNII: ETJ7Z6XBU4)  
    CROSPOVIDONE (15 MPA.S AT 5%) (UNII: 68401960MK)  
    HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA.S) (UNII: 0WZ8WG20P6)  
    HYPROMELLOSE 2208 (3 MPA.S) (UNII: 9H4L916OBU)  
    LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE (UNII: EWQ57Q8I5X)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400 (UNII: B697894SGQ)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Product Characteristics
    ColorwhiteScoreno score
    ShapeROUND (biconvex) Size9mm
    FlavorImprint Code K;12
    Contains    
    Packaging
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:68084-255-01100 in 1 BOX, UNIT-DOSE01/14/2009
    1NDC:68084-255-111 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Image of Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    ANDAANDA04078801/14/2009
    Labeler - American Health Packaging (929561009)
    Establishment
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    American Health Packaging929561009repack(68084-253, 68084-254, 68084-255)