Antivert

Generic Name: Meclizine

  • What is Antivert?

    Antivert, an antihistamine, is used to manage nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Antivert may also be used to manage vertigo (a spinning sensation or a feeling that the ground is tilted).

  • What is the most important information I should know about Antivert?

    Antivert may cause you to become drowsy or less alert; therefore, driving a car or operating dangerous machinery is not recommended.

  • Who should not take Antivert?

    If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Antivert or similar drugs, do not take this medication.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Antivert?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Antivert. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have asthma, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate gland.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Motion Sickness
    Adults and children ≥12 years: For protection against motion sickness, take 25-50 milligrams (mg) 1 hour before traveling. You may repeat the dose every 24 hours for the duration of the journey.

    Vertigo
    Adults and children ≥12 years: The recommended dose is 25-100 mg per day, divided into equal, smaller doses as determined by your doctor.

  • How should I take Antivert?

    Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Antivert?

    Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery until you know how this drug affects you.

    Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Antivert.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Antivert?

    If Antivert is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Antivert with any other medication. Antivert may intensify the effects of alcohol. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medication.

  • What are the possible side effects of Antivert?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision

  • Can I receive Antivert if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The safety of using Antivert while breastfeeding is unknown. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Antivert?

    If you miss a dose of Antivert, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Antivert?

    Store away from heat, light, and moisture.

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