Generic Atarax is used for treating anxiety, for sedation before and after general anesthesia, and to treat itching due to certain allergic conditions, including hives and contact dermatitis. HYDROXYZINE (an active ingredient) is an antihistamine. This medicine is used to treat allergy symptoms, not allergy. It is also used to treat tension. This medicine can be used with other medicines to induce sleep before surgery.
Generic Xyzal is an antihistamine used for treating allergy symptoms and chronic hives. It is also used to help reduce itchy skin rash and hives. Latest research shows levocetirizine reduces asthma attacks by 70% in children.
Generic Zyrtec is used to prevent or treat symptoms of hay fever and to treat cold or allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes, or runny nose. It is also used to treat itching and swelling caused by chronic urticaria (hives).