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Antivert

Last reviewed on RxList: 10/27/2017
Antivert Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 10/27/2017

Antivert (meclizine HCl) is an antihistamine 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 of Antivert include:

    This is not a complete list of side effects, and others may occur.

    For the control of vertigo associated with diseases affecting the vestibular system, the recommended dose of Antivert is 25 to 100 mg daily, in divided dosage, depending upon clinical response. The initial dose of 25 to 50 mg of Antivert should be taken one hour prior to embarkation for protection against motion sickness. Thereafter, the dose may be repeated every 24 hours for the duration of the journey. Antivert may interact with alcohol, other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing (such as sleeping pills, narcotics, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety, depression, or seizures), cinacalcet, quinidine, terbinafine, or antidepressants. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Antivert (meclizine HCl) should be used during pregnancy only if clearly necessary. It is unknown if Antivert passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

    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.

Antivert Consumer Information

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

Common side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • vomiting;
  • dry mouth;
  • tired feeling; or
  • drowsiness.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Antivert (Meclizine)

Antivert Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

Anaphylactoid reaction, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, fatigue, vomiting and, on rare occasions, blurred vision have been reported.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Antivert (Meclizine)

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