Antivert (Oral)


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Antivert (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Antivert (Oral)

Antivert (Oral) Medication Classification

MECLIZINE (By mouth)

Antivert (Oral) Brandname

Meclicot, Antivert, Antivert/50, Antivert/25, Simply Motion, Dramamine II, Motion Sickness Relief, Meni-D

Antivert (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Meclizine (MEK-li-zeen) Used to treat motion sickness and dizziness.Belongs to a class of drugs called antihistamines.

When To Not Use Antivert (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction meclizine or related medicines such as buclizine (Buclidan-S®) or cyclizine (Marezine®).

How Should You Use Antivert (Oral)

Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take and how often.
  • You may take your medicine with food or milk to avoid stomach upset. One dose should keep you from getting nauseated for 24 hours.
  • Chew the chewable tablet for at least 2 minutes.
  • If you are taking this medicine for motion sickness, it should be taken at least one hour before you travel.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you are taking meclizine regularly, take your medicine as soon as you remember that you have missed your dose.
  • If it is nearly time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at one time.

Proper Antivert (Oral) Storage

Store Antivert (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Antivert (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Antivert (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking prescription or over-the-counter sleeping pills, sedatives, muscle relaxants, narcotics, pain medications, antidepressants, tranquilizers or barbiturates (such as phenobarbital).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking meclizine.

Antivert (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy. Be careful when driving a car or operating heavy machines.
  • Check with your doctor before taking meclizine if you have asthma, glaucoma, emphysema or lung disease, heart failure, an enlarged prostate gland, or trouble urinating.
  • This medicine is not for children less than 12 years old.

Antivert (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Very fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Rash or hives
  • Severe confusion
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Blurred vision (mild)

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