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Meclizine hydrochloride, an oral antiemetic, is a white, slightly yellowish, crystalline powder whichhas a slight odor and is tasteless. It has the following structural formula:
C27H27CIN2•2HCI•H2O M.W. 481.89
The chemical name is 1-(p-chloro-alpha-phenylbenzyl)-4-(m-methyl-benzyl) – piperazine dihydrochloride monohydrate.
Meclizine Hydrochloride Tablets are available in 12.5 mg, and *25 mg strengths for oral administration.
*Contains FD&C Yellow #5 (see PRECAUTIONS).
Each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, starch, and stearic acid. In addition, the 12.5 mg tablet contains FD&C Blue #1; and the 25 mg tablet contains D&C Yellow #10 and FD&C Yellow #5.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/2/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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