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Generic name: meclizine [MEK-li-zeen]
Class of drug: anticholinergic antiemetics

What is Antivert?

Antivert is a histamine-like medication that minimises the effect of the chemical histamine that is naturally present in the body.Antivert is a medication used to treat or help prevent the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and disorientation due to motion sickness.Antivert can also be used to alleviate the symptoms caused by vertigo (dizziness or spinning sensation) caused by a disease that affects the inner ear.


Before taking Antivert, consult your physician if you suffer from kidney or liver problems such as asthma, glaucoma, an overly large prostate, or urinary tract problems.The medication could affect your reactions or thinking. Be aware if you are driving or engaging in any activity that requires you to be vigilant.Alcohol consumption can cause an increase in certain meclizine-related side effects.Cold or allergy medicines and sedatives Also, narcotic pain medication, sleeping medication, muscle relaxers, and medications for depression, seizures, or anxiety may contribute to the sleepiness caused by meclizine.Follow the instructions on the label of your medication and the packaging. Be sure to inform your healthcare professionals about your medical issues, allergies, and all medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use Antivert if you have an allergy to meclizine.Antivert should not be administered to children younger than twelve years of age.Don't give meclizine to your child without medical guidance.

To ensure this medicine is suitable for you, inform your doctor if you've had any of the following:

  • Liver disease;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Asthma;
  • Glaucoma;
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Urinary problems.

Inform your physician immediately if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How to take Antivert?

Utilize Antivert precisely as prescribed by your physician. Follow the instructions on the prescription label and review all medication guides and instructions sheets.To avoid motion sickness, ensure you take Antivert at least 1 hour prior to travel or when you are likely to experience motion sickness. It is possible to take Antivert every day when you travel to prevent further motion sickness.In order to treat vertigo, you might need to take Antivert frequently throughout the day. Follow the instructions of your doctor.This medicine may affect the results of skin tests for allergies. Be sure to inform any doctor treating you that you're taking this medication.Keep at room temperature, far from heat, humidity, and light.

Details on dosage

Usual Adult Dose for Vertigo:

Between 25 and 100 mg daily in doses that are divided
dose dependent upon clinical response.
Treatment of vertigo that is caused by illnesses that affect the vestibular system

Usual Adult Dose for Motion Sickness:

Initial Dose: 25–50 mg taken orally one hour prior to departure.
Maintenance Dose Repeat the dosage every 24 hours if required.
Use: To treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness.

Usual Paediatric Dose for Vertigo:

Age 12 and over:
25 to 100 mg daily in doses divided
dose dependent upon clinical response.
Use: treatment of vertigo caused by diseases that affect the vestibular system.

Usual Paediatric Dose for Motion Sickness:

Age 12 and over:
Initial Dose: 25 to 50 mg orally for 1 hour prior to departure.
Maintenance Dose: Repeat dosage every 24 hours if required.
Use: Treatment of nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and nausea caused by motion sickness.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Since Antivert can only be taken when it is needed, you might not be following a regular dosing regimen. Don't miss any doses when it's time to take the next dose. Don't use two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek immediate medical assistance or contact the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222 for support.

What should be avoided?

Avoid driving and other hazardous activities until you understand how meclizine affects you. Your reaction could be affected.Drinking alcohol can trigger certain adverse effects associated with meclizine.

Side effects of Antivert

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, Antivert: hives or breathing difficulties and swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

Common side effects of Antivert include:

  • Drowsiness;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Headache;
  • Vomiting;
  • Feeling exhausted.

This list does not reflect all possible side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. Report any side effects directly to the FDA by calling their hotline number, 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drug

The use of antivert, along with other medicines that cause drowsiness, can increase the severity of this effect. Consult your physician before taking opioids, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, or medication for anxiety and seizures.Other medications can interfere with meclizine. These include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your physician all your medications currently in use as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.




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