Meclizine hydrochloride

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Compare Meclizine with Parkinson Disease

I was fine "3" months ago, I started getting jerking in my legs where it got to be so bad I quit driving because I never new when it was going happen, and I had tremors really bad. After about "2" weeks I started getting the same thing of losing contr...
by Rebecca Stewart in Sacramento Ca, 03/24/2006


my 90 year old mother has recently started taking meclizine for dizziness and as she is a high fall risk this seemed perfectly reasonable.The problem is she is now very confused,Could this be caused by her taking this drug? It has only just begun sinc...
by nancy hayden, 02/20/2008

Migraine headache

Is Meclizine (25mg) commonly used to treat nausea associated with migraine headaches?
by Mary Swenson in Champaign, IL, 10/25/2006


I have been taking Meclizine for nausea realated to antiobiotic therepy. Do you find that people who take it for more than 10-14 days have a rapid wieght gain? I have noticed that my stomach is very large and I am gaining wieght especially in that are...
by Judi G in Buffalo, NY, 03/20/2006

Has Meclizine hydrochloride been known to cause people to have fainting spells?

My husband has passed out twice in the past month and had taken Meclizine hydrochloride prior to both incidences - Could there be a correlation between the tow?
by Lori in Macon, GA, 05/23/2006

Meclizine hydrochloride
Meclizine hydrochloride (Antivert)
Meclizine hydrochloride
( MEK-lih-zeen)
Pregnancy Category: B Antivert Antivert/25 and /50 Antivert/25 Chewable Antrizine Bonamine Bonine Dizmiss Dramamine II Meni-D Ru-Vert-M (OTC and Rx)

Classification: Antihistamine (piperidine-type), antiemetic, antimotion sickness

See Also: See also Antihistamines and Antiemetics .

Action/Kinetics: Mechanism for the antiemetic effect may be due to a central anticholinergic effect to decrease vestibular stimulation and depress labyrinthine activity. May also act on the CTZ to decrease vomiting. Onset: 30-60 min; Duration: 8-24 hr. t 1/2: 6 hr.

Uses: Nausea and vomiting, dizziness of motion sickness, vertigo associated with diseases of the vestibular system.

Special Concerns: Safety for use during lactation and in children less than 12 years of age has not been determined. Pediatric and geriatric clients may be more sensitive to the anticholinergic effects of meclizine.

Side Effects: CNS: Drowsiness, excitation, nervousness, restlessness, insomnia, euphoria, vertigo, hallucinations (auditory or visual). GI: N&V, diarrhea, constipation, anorexia. GU: Urinary frequency or retention; difficulty in urination. CV: Hypotension, tachycardia, palpitations. Miscellaneous: Dry nose and throat, blurred or double vision, tinnitus, rash, urticaria.

How Supplied: Capsule: 25 mg; Chew Tablet: 25 mg; Tablet: 12.5 mg, 25 mg, 30 mg, 50 mg

?Capsules, Tablets, Chewable Tablets Motion sickness.
Adults: 25-50 mg 1 hr before travel; may be repeated q 24 hr during travel.
Adults: 25-100 mg/day in divided doses.

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Meclizine hydrochloride

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Dorene Doyle, Lake Worth, FL - 02/06/2013

Even though this is the generic for antivert, I get a much quicker response from 50mg of antivert than I get from 75mg of meclizine. My vertigo usually lasts two days with meclizine, but I only need one dose of antivert to stop it.