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Meclizine

Meclizine Information

Meclizine Benefits & Uses

Meclizine is used to treat the following -

Meclizine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Meclizine

Meclizine

Meclizine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Meclizine is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Dry Mouth Mild
  4. Fatigue Unknown
  5. Headache Unknown
  6. Restlessness
  7. Dizziness Unknown
  8. Confusion
  9. Hallucinations
  10. Palpitations (fluttering in chest)

Meclizine Related Warnings

Is the use of Meclizine safe for pregnant women?

Meclizine is safe to take during pregnancy.

Safe

Is the use of Meclizine safe during breastfeeding?

Meclizine can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Meclizine on the Kidneys?

Meclizine has very mild side effects on the kidney.

Mild

What is the effect of Meclizine on the Liver?

Meclizine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Meclizine on the Heart?

You can take Meclizine without any fear of damage to heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Meclizine with Other Drugs

Meclizine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Potassium Chloride

Codeine

Dextromethorphan

Chlorpheniramine

Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

    Phenytoin

    Meclizine Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Meclizine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Asthma
    2. Bronchitis
    3. Kidney Disease
    4. Liver Disease
    5. Bladder Infection
    6. Glaucoma

    Frequently asked Questions about Meclizine

    Is this Meclizine habit forming or addictive?

    No, you do not get addicted to Meclizine.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Meclizine you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Meclizine.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Meclizine is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

    Meclizine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Meclizine

    Taking Meclizine with food does not cause any problem.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Meclizine

    Taking Meclizine with alcohol can have severe harmful effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Antivert® (meclizine HCl)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 663
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 46-47