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Meclizine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Meclizine

Generic Name : Meclizine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Meclizine are provided here.

Pronunciation : mec-li-zine

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Meclizine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.


ICD Code : Y43.0 Therapeutic Classification : Antihistamines

Trade Names/Brand Names of Meclizine

India :

International :


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 warnings and precautions for Meclizine?

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.

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.
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