Antivert Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Antivert (meclizine HCl) is an antihistamine that is used to prevent or treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness and may be used to reduce lightheadedness, dizziness, and loss of balance (vertigo) caused by diseases that affect the inner ear. Antivert is available as a generic drug, and should be taken by mouth with or without food, or as directed by your doctor. Some common side effects may include: blurred vision, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, or drowsiness. This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur.
Drug interactions and warnings include: do not drink alcohol while you are taking Antivert (meclizine HCl). Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Avoid taking cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety while taking Antivert (meclizine HCl). This is not a complete list, and there may be other drugs that can interact with Antivert (meclizine HCl). Antivert (meclizine HCl) should be used during pregnancy only if clearly necessary.
Our Antivert (meclizine HCl) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Antivert in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
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 1-800-FDA-1088.
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A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Antivert Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
To relieve dry mouth, suck (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as restlessness, confusion), fast/irregular heartbeat, shaking (tremor), difficulty urinating.
Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: seizures.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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Antivert FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
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