Antivert

ANTIVERT®
Tablets/12.5 mg meclizine HCl

ANTIVERT®/25
Tablets/25 mg meclizine HCl

ANTIVERT®/50
Tablets/50 mg meclizine HCl

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Chemically, ANTIVERT® (meclizine HCl) is 1-(p-chloro-α-phenylbenzyl)-4-(m-methylbenzyl) piperazine dihydrochloride monohydrate.

ANTIVERT® (meclizine HCl) Structural Formula Illustration

Inert ingredients for the tablets are: dibasic calcium phosphate; magnesium stearate; polyethylene glycol; starch; sucrose. The 12.5 mg tablets also contain: Blue 1. The 25 mg tablets also contain: Yellow 6 Lake; Yellow 10 Lake. The 50 mg tablets also contain: Blue 1 Lake; Yellow 10 Lake.

What are the possible side effects of meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine II, D-Vert)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • blurred vision;
  • dry mouth;
  • constipation; or
  • dizziness, drowsiness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at...

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What are the precautions when taking meclizine (Antivert)?

Before taking meclizine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema), high pressure in the eye (glaucoma), heart problems, high blood pressure, seizures, stomach/intestine problems (such as ulcers, blockage), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate), liver problems, kidney problems.

This drug may make you drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 11/2/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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