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Thursday, November 20, 2008 razbaby99, Community Member, asks

Q: is hydroxyzine the off brand of xanax?

Just curious?

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John G., Community Member
11/21/08 10:09am

Thanks for your question. Hydroxyzine if not a generic Xanax. While they are both used to treat anxiety, they have different chemical makeups and do so in different ways. Hydroxyzine is an antihistime. Xanax is a benzodiazepine that slows down chemicals in the brain. This is a very consice, simplified answer. To learn more about the drugs, you can see their drug information:

 

Hydroxyzine Drug Information

 

Xanax Drug Information

 

I hope this helps.

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By razbaby99, Community Member— Last Modified: 04/08/14, First Published: 11/20/08