Meclizine, a generic, active ingredient, is an antihistamine which reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body.
Brand names include Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine Less Drowsy, D-Vert
Meclizine is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Meclizine is also used to treat symptoms of vertigo (dizziness or spinning sensation) caused by a condition or disease that affects your inner ear.
Meclizine may also be used for purposes not listed here.
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:
- dry mouth;
- tired feeling; or
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.
What is the most important information you should know about Meclizine?
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to Meclizine.
Before you take Meclizine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, asthma, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or urination problems.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of Meclizine.
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by Meclizine.
Chewable. May be cut in half for 12.5mg dosage.