meclizine - oral, Antivert, D-vert, Dramamine II
GENERIC NAME: MECLIZINE - ORAL (MECK-lih-zeen)
BRAND NAME(S): Antivert, D-vert, Dramamine II, Univert, Vertin
USES: Meclizine is an antihistamine that is used to prevent or treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It may also be used to reduce lightheadedness, dizziness, and loss of balance (vertigo) caused by diseases that affect the inner ear.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, or as directed by your doctor. To prevent motion sickness, take the first dose one hour before starting an activity such as travel. You may take another dose every 24 hours if needed. Chewable tablets must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing.Follow the directions on the label, or take as directed by your doctor. Do not take more medication than recommended. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.For control of vertigo and other conditions, take as directed by your doctor. Your dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Inform your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
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