Home
/
Medications
/
meclizine

meclizine

Savings, Coupons & Prices

Is the cost of your meclizine too expensive?

You may qualify for programs where you can pay as little as $0 per fill, subject to income and insurance status.

This content is intended for US audiences only

NowPatient offers cost effective access to meclizine for everyone including those who are uninsured, those who have commercial insurance as well as those who are enrolled into state or federal programs like Medicaid, Medicare Part D, full Low Income Subsidy (LIS, “Extra Help”), TRICARE or Veterans (VA) Benefits.

Available buying options

Qualified
Unavailable
Unavailable
Table of contents
OverviewWhat can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my meclizine?What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my meclizine?What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my meclizine?Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does meclizine cost without insurance?What will my out-of-pocket cost be for meclizine when using the Rx Advantage Card?Is it legal for me to pay cash for meclizine even though I have insurance?Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Medicare or any other federal or state insurance plans?Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Commercial Insurance?How do I check prices for meclizine and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?Is there a meclizine co-pay program?Is there a meclizine Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?What should I do if I take too much meclizine?What are the benefits of NowPatient?What is generic meclizine?FDA approval of meclizineActive ingredient of meclizineUS brand names of meclizine and manufacturersUK brand names of meclizine and manufacturersPrescription requirement for meclizineAvailability of meclizine in the UK with NHS prescriptionConditions treated by meclizineHow does meclizine Work?Forms of meclizine availableDosage of meclizineDirections for meclizine useWarnings and precautions for meclizineUse of meclizine during pregnancyUse of meclizine while breastfeedingPossible side effects of meclizineInteractions with other drugsSimilar drugs to meclizineSourcesPeople also asked
Navin Khosla NowPatientGreen tick
Medically reviewed by Navin Khosla, BPharm and written by Rajive Patel, BPharm - Updated on 25 Jan 2024
Share this post
pill
What to do if you missed your meclizine dose

The FDA's medical product safety reporting program for health professionals, patients and consumers.

Learn more about reporting side effects

What can I do if I am commercially insured but cannot afford my meclizine?

If you are commercially insured and you cannot afford your copay or co-insurance you can opt for purchasing meclizine outside of your plan using the Rx Advantage card, with costs that are usually lower than a typical plan copay. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.

If you cannot afford the cash price possibly due to income constraints, then there is the option of applying to state assistance programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your meclizine without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.

What can I do if I am uninsured and cannot afford my meclizine?

If you cannot afford the cash price of meclizine using the Rx Advantage card then there is the option of applying to state programs like Medicaid. Often, you may be able to receive your meclizine without any costs at all. You can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application.

What can I do if I am insured with Medicare and cannot afford my meclizine?

If you are insured with Medicare and have Part D or an Advantage drug plan but cannot afford your copay or co-insurance element (for example if you are in the coverage gap or Donut Hole) then you have a number of options:

Option

Savings Information

RX ADVANTAGE CARD

You can use the Rx Advantage to purchase the medication outside of your plan at prices that may be lower than you copay or co-insurance element. If you elect to use this method, out of pocket costs do not contribute towards your plan deductibles.

LOW INCOME SUBSIDY

If this is still too expensive or unaffordable then you can apply for federal support like Low Income Subsidy (LIS). To be eligible for Low Income Subsidy, you need to be resident in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. You can check eligibility online at SSA Medicare D Extra Help. You can also call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).

MEDICAID

Alternatively, you can check Medicaid eligibility in your state by following this link to the HealthCare.gov. The government site is easy to use and you can select your state and it will navigate you to the appropriate contact point to make the application. State Medicaid programs may cover the full cost of your medication.

Am I eligible for the Rx Advantage Card and how much does meclizine cost without insurance?

Our website gives savings options to customers who wish to purchase meclizine, as either a brand or generic, without the constraints of insurance. By using the Rx Advantage Card, users can save up to 90% on the cost of their medication. The card can be used at over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. Even if you are insured, in most cases the cash price will be significantly cheaper than your existing co-pay. NowPatient is able to negotiate discounts on bulk drug purchases with pharmacy owners meaning you can access lower medication prices at nearby pharmacies using our card that can be conveniently stored in your NowPatient account.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for meclizine when using the Rx Advantage Card?

Your out-of-pocket (OOP) cost will effectively be the discounted cash price you pay for meclizine using the Rx Advantage Card. If you are insured, your OOP expense can not be used against your plan deductible, if your plan has a deductible.

Yes. The Rx Advantage card is especially useful for people who have High-deductible health plans (HDHPs). It can be used for insured, uninsured, and underinsured persons.

Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Medicare or any other federal or state insurance plans?

No. We do not bill any federal or state insurance including Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug benefit). When you purchase your medication using the NowPatient Rx Advantage Card, you will be doing so out of pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket meclizine cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.

Does the Rx Advantage Card work with Commercial Insurance?

We do not bill your commercial insurance. When you purchase your medication using the Rx Advantage Card, from NowPatient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps in the event you have a plan with a deductible. The out-of-pocket meclizine cash price you pay can be typically cheaper than your plan copay.

How do I check prices for meclizine and how do I use the Rx Advantage Card?

You can search for the prices at nearby pharmacies using our website. Simply search your medication and enter your ZIP Code and we will show you the price of your drug at nearby pharmacies. If you are happy with the quote, you need to create an account with NowPatient and generate your card. Next, simply go to the pharmacy and fill your meclizine Rx. Ask the pharmacy to run the card and check the price, even if they tell you they have another card they use. Your card is stored safely in your NowPatient account.

Do I need to pay for the Rx Advantage Card?

No. The Rx Advantage prescription savings card is FREE to use and store for NowPatient users.

Is there a meclizine co-pay program?

Generic medications like meclizine do not have co-pay card savings options. A Copay program, if available, would normally be for the brand name version of meclizine. You can search the brand name of meclizine and check to see if a co-pay program exists. Co-pay cards are programs run by pharmaceutical companies that offer you a direct way to lower your out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs for eligible patients. The copay cards essentially allow physicians to prescribe medications that are clinically preferred.

Is there a meclizine Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?

Generic medications like meclizine do not have PAP savings options. A Patient assistance program, if available would normally be for the brand name version of meclizine. You can search the brand name of meclizine and check to see if a co-PAP exists. PAPs are programs that are run and sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. They offer uninsured, insured, or underinsured individuals access to high-cost brand-name medications, which may otherwise be unaffordable.

What should I do if I take too much meclizine?

Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using meclizine. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you've used too much meclizine. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.

What are the benefits of NowPatient?

NowPatient is more than just prescriptions and online pharmacy services. When you join you get access to a range of health services for FREE making NowPatient a perfect companion for helping you lead a healthier life. Join now by either signing up for an account online or downloading the app from the App Store today.

Learn more about all the features you can start benefiting from today!

What is generic meclizine?

Generic meclizine refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of meclizine

Meclizine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of motion sickness and vertigo.

Active ingredient of meclizine

The active ingredient of meclizine is meclizine hydrochloride.

US brand names of meclizine and manufacturers

Meclizine is available under various brand names in the US, including Bonine, Dramamine Less Drowsy, and Antivert. These medications are manufactured by different pharmaceutical companies.

UK brand names of meclizine and manufacturers

In the UK, meclizine is not available.

Prescription requirement for meclizine

A prescription (Rx) is not always required for meclizine in the US. However, some formulations and higher dosages may require a prescription.

Availability of meclizine in the UK with NHS prescription

Meclizine is not available in the UK with an NHS prescription, although specific availability may vary.

Conditions treated by meclizine

Meclizine is an antihistamine, is also has central anticholinergic actions. It is used primarily for the prevention and treatment of motion sickness, including nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with travel or motion. It is also used to relieve symptoms of vertigo, which is a sensation of spinning or whirling.

How does meclizine Work?

Meclizine works by blocking the action of histamine, a chemical in the body that is involved in triggering symptoms of motion sickness and vertigo. By reducing the effects of histamine, meclizine helps alleviate nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.

Forms of meclizine available

Meclizine is available in the form of oral tablets and chewable tablets.

Dosage of meclizine

The dosage of meclizine may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, individual patient factors, and the formulation of the medication. It is important to follow the medical advice and drug information provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for meclizine use

Meclizine should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider or as indicated on the product label. The medication is usually taken before or after meals, and it is recommended to take it with a full glass of water.

Warnings and precautions for meclizine

  • Meclizine may cause drowsiness or impair mental and physical abilities. It is important to avoid activities requiring alertness until the individual’s response to the medication is known
  • It may interact with certain medications, including sedatives, tranquilizers, and alcohol. It is important to inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, glaucoma, asthma, an enlarged prostate, or urination problems before starting treatment
  • It is unknown if meclizine passes into breast milk. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding

Use of meclizine during pregnancy

The use of meclizine hcl during pregnancy should be carefully considered, and the potential risks and benefits should be discussed with a healthcare professional.

Use of meclizine while breastfeeding

Meclizine should be used with caution while breastfeeding. Consultation with a healthcare provider is necessary to evaluate the potential risks and benefits in individual cases.

Possible side effects of meclizine

Common side effects of meclizine may include drowsiness, dry mouth, blurred vision, and constipation. Serious side effects are rare but can include allergic reactions and changes in heart rhythm. It is important to contact your healthcare provider if you experience any serious side effects or persistent adverse effects for medical help.

Interactions with other drugs

Meclizine may have drug interactions with certain medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over-the-counter treatments, supplements, or herbal products you are taking to avoid potential interactions.

Similar drugs to meclizine

Other medications similar to meclizine include dimenhydrinate, promethazine, diphenhydramine and scopolamine.

Sources

Medical Disclaimer

NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

People also asked Icon

People also asked

What is NowPatient

Telehealth and Online Pharmacy

NowPatient is a licensed online pharmacy and doctor service that is available around the world. Our service is FREE and packed with valuable features that can benefit your health such as medication reminders, educational blogs, medically approved symptoms checker, UK NHS online pharmacyprivate treatment plansRx Advantage cardhealth conditions information, affordable medications options, genetic testinghome test kitshealth riskspollen meterair quality monitor, and lots more!

See how we are different
A pink bottle of pills and a bottle of medicine.

WHY WE BUILT NOWPATIENT

To improve the lives of everyone by making high-quality care accessible and convenient

We are here to improve lives. Our service gives you access to smart features and resources that can help empower you to take control of your health and improve your health outcomes. All this, in one place, for FREE. We strive to bring a fresh perspective to managing health. NowPatient can be accessed by downloading the App or using your web browser.

Download our app today

A mobile phone with a health app and a pollen meter.

Can I trust NowPatient

Meet our medical review team

Trustworthy and reliable medical content authored and reviewed by our experienced team of medical professionals from the United Kingdom and the United States. Learn more about our team and our editorial process by clicking on the buttons below.

 

Medical Review Team Avatars

Your Questions Answered

For your peace of mind, we can answer your questions quickly

We have a comprehensive list of FAQ’s on each feature page. Alternatively, for broader questions around our service just click the button below.
Find your answers