Information about MeclizineGeneric Name : Meclizine
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Pronunciation : mec-li-zine
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ICD Code : Y43.0 Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines
Trade Names/Brand Names of Meclizine
Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine, Meni-D
Why is Meclizine 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 should Meclizine not be taken? (Contraindications)Hypersensitivity.
What is the dosage of Meclizine?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 should Meclizine be taken?It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the side effects of Meclizine?Drowsiness, dry mouth and on rare occasions blurred vision may occur.
What are the other precautions for Meclizine?Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Meclizine?Store it at controlled room temperature (15-30°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.
Schedule : G
Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.