Common brand names: Vistaril, Atarax and Marax.

Vistaril is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat the following disorders:
  • Anxiety
  • Pruritus (itching) due to allergic conditions

In addition it is commonly used 'off-label' (which means that it is not formally approved by the US FDA but has shown good anecdotal efficacy in treating the disorder) for the following disorders:
  • Insomnia