Dramamine II (Oral)
Dramamine II is an antihistamine, with the generic medication being Meclizine. It blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body. Dramamine II is used to treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Dramamine II may also be helpful in treating vertigo as well. Stop taking Dramamine II and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
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Dramamine II (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Dramamine II (Oral)
Dramamine II (Oral) Medication Classification
MECLIZINE (By mouth)
Dramamine II (Oral) Brandname
Meclicot, Antivert, Antivert/50, Antivert/25, Simply Motion, Dramamine II, Motion Sickness Relief, Meni-D
Dramamine II (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 Dramamine II (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 Dramamine II (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 Dramamine II (Oral) Storage
Store Dramamine II (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Dramamine II (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Dramamine II (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.
Dramamine II (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.
Dramamine II (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:
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Dry mouth, nose, or throat
- Blurred vision (mild)