Meclizine - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Meclizine | Pronunciation : mec-li-zine
International :Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine, Meni-D
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :This medication is an antihistamine, prescribed for nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used for vertigo. It is most effective if taken before symptoms appear.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):Hypersensitivity.
♦ Pregnancy Category :
Category B :Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :Adult: PO- Motion sickness: 25-50 mg 1 hour before traveling, repeat 24 hourly if needed.
Vertigo : 25 to 100 mg/day in divided doses.
How it should be taken :It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :♦ Caution should be exercised in patients with increased eye pressure, enlarged prostate, urinary obstruction, asthma, any allergy, liver or kidney impairment , who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
It should not be used in children less than 12 years old.