Meni-D (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information
Meni-D (Oral) Medication Classification
MECLIZINE (By mouth)
Meni-D (Oral) Brandname
Meclicot, Antivert, Antivert/50, Antivert/25, Simply Motion, Dramamine II, Motion Sickness Relief, Meni-D
Meni-D (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 Meni-D (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 Meni-D (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 Meni-D (Oral) Storage
Store Meni-D (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Meni-D (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.
What To Avoid While Using Meni-D (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.
Meni-D (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.
Meni-D (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)