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Learn more about meclizine

What dosages is meclizine available in?

What dosages is meclizine available in?

meclizine is available as a 12.5 mg, 25 mg, and 50 mg oral tablet and a 25 mg chewable tablet.

What is meclizine used for?

What is meclizine used for?

meclizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat vertigo and motion sickness.

How does meclizine work?

How does meclizine work?

meclizine is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a natural chemical in your body, from binding (attaching) to a part of your brain that triggers nausea and vomiting.

How do I take meclizine?

How do I take meclizine?

The typical dose of meclizine is 25 mg to 100 mg total per day, split into multiple doses and taken by mouth (or chewed for chewable tablets) throughout the day.

Is it safe for me to take meclizine?

Is it safe for me to take meclizine?

meclizine is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

meclizine Common Side Effects

meclizine Common Side Effects

Common side effects of meclizine include:

  • Sleepiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
meclizine Serious Side Effects

meclizine Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with meclizine. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Allergic reaction (anaphylaxis): closing of the throat, skin rash, swelling of the face, trouble breathing
  • Accidentally taking too much medication: fast heartbeat, flushing, extreme sleepiness, changes in vision, irritability in children
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on meclizine

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on meclizine

The following medications may interact with meclizine:

  • CNS depressants Including alcohol, may result in excessive drowsiness and CNS depression
Who makes meclizine?

Who makes meclizine?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is meclizine safe in pregnancy?

Is meclizine safe in pregnancy?

meclizine is a recommended treatment option for morning sickness during pregnancy. However, you should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.


What to do if you missed your meclizine dose

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