meclizine, Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: Meclizine can cause drowsiness. Other side effects include:

Meclizine also has been associated with hypotension (low blood pressure) and heart palpitations.

PRESCRIPTION: Yes, depending on strengths there are none prescription strength products available,


PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 12.5, 25, and 50 mg. Chewable Tablets: 25 mg

STORAGE: Meclizine tablets should be stored between 15 C and 30 C (59 and 86 F). Capsules should be stored below 30 C (86 F).

DOSING: When used for treating symptoms of motion sickness, meclizine 12.5-50 mg should be taken one hour prior to travel and then every 24 hours for the duration of the journey. The dosing should not exceed 50 mg  in 24 hours. Vertigo is treated with 25-100 mg daily in a single dose or in 4 divided dose

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Alcohol, sedatives, and tranquilizers can increase drowsiness caused by meclizine. Combining meclizine with pramlintide (Symlin) increases the effect of both drugs on slowing bowel movement.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/18/2015

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