ANTIVERT DRUG INFO
IMPORTANT NOTE: The
following information is intended to supplement, not substitute
for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or
other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate
that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.
Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
Meclizine Capsules and Tablets (MEK-li-zeen)
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Examples include Antivert and Meni-D
USES: Preventing and treating nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness. It is also used for vertigo (or izziness) caused by certain inner ear problems.
HOW TO USE:Take Antivert by mouth with or without food.
For prevention of motion sickness, take Antivert at least 1 hour before activity or travel.
Use Antivert exactly as directed on the package, unless instructed differently by your doctor. If you are taking Antivert without a prescription, follow any warnings and precautions on the label. If you miss a dose of Antivert and are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
SIDE EFFECTS: This medication may
cause Drowsiness; dry mouth. If any of these effects persist
or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop
any of these serious effects while taking this medication:Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue). If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your
doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your
medical history, especially of: you have asthma; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); chronic bronchitis or emphysema; blockage of the stomach, intestine, or urinary tract;enlargement of the prostate; or glaucoma.
Limit alcohol as it may add to the dizziness
or drowsiness effects caused by the medication.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor
of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected,
contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Symptoms may include drowsiness; hallucinations; seizures; unusual excitability; very slow or shallow breathing.
NOTES: Do not share this medication
MISSED DOSE:If you miss a dose of Antivert and are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
STORAGE: Store Antivert at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Antivert out of the reach of children and away from pets.