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It is used for the treatment of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness.
Meclizine is also possibly effective in the treatment of vertigo (balance disorder) related to diseases of the body's balance (vestibular) system.
|Antivert (generic) 12.5 mg - 30 Tabs
|Antivert 12.5 mg - 30 Tabs
|Antivert 50 mg - 30 Tabs
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Antivert Directions To Use
Antivert comes as a regular and chewable tablet and a capsule. For motion sickness, Antivert should be taken 1 hour before you start to travel. Doses may be taken every 24 hours if needed. For dizziness caused by an ear condition, follow your doctor's directions. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Antivert exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. The chewable tablets may be chewed or swallowed whole.
Antivert Warnings and Side Effects
This medicine may cause drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. This medicine will add to the effect of other depressants or alcohol. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines are depressants. It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. The following side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine; however, check with your doctor if they continue or are bothersome:
- More common
- Less common or rare
Blurred or double vision; constipation; diarrhea; difficult or painful urination; dizziness; dryness of mouth, nose, and throat; fast heartbeat; headache; loss of appetite; nervousness, restlessness, or trouble in sleeping; skin rash; upset stomach
Not all of the side effects listed above have been reported for each of these medicines, but they have been reported for at least one of them. Buclizine, cyclizine, and meclizine are similar, so any of the above side effects may occur with any of these medicines.
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
Antivert Recommended dosage
ADULTS AND CHILDREN 12 AND OVER
For protection against motion sickness, take 25 to 50 milligrams 1 hour before traveling. You may repeat the dose every 24 hours for the duration of the journey.
The recommended dosage is 25 to 100 milligrams per day, divided into equal, smaller doses as determined by your doctor.
The safety and effectiveness of Antivert have not been established in children under 12 years of age.
Antivert Missed Dose
Since Antivert is usually taken as needed, missing a dose is usually not a problem. If you are taking Antivert on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers. Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86° F).
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include unusual excitability, drowsiness, hallucinations, very slow or shallow breathing, and seizures.
Antivert More Information
Antivert may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor. Antivert is contraindicated in individuals who have shown a previous hypersensitivity to it. For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.
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