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Drug Name:

Meclizine Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Meclizine HCl 12.5mg, 25mg; tabs.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Meclizine:

Motion sickness prophylaxis. Vertigo of vestibular origin.

Adult:

Motion sickness: 25–50mg 1 hour prior to departure, repeated every 24 hours as needed. Vertigo: 25–100mg/day in divided doses.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Asthma. Glaucoma. GI or GU obstruction. Hepatic or renal impairment. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.B). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Alcohol, tranquilizers, sedative-hypnotics potentiate CNS depression. May be potentiated by CYP2D6 inhibitors.

Pharmacological Class:

Antihistamine.

Adverse Reactions:

Drowsiness, sedation, dry mouth, blurred vision.

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Antivert.

How Supplied:

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