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Brand Names: Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine II, D-Vert

Generic Name: meclizine (Pronunciation: MEK li zeen)

What is meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine II, D-Vert)?

Meclizine is an antihistamine that reduces the natural chemical histamine in the body.

Meclizine is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Meclizine is also used to treat symptoms of vertigo.

Meclizine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Antivert 12.5 mg

oblong, blue/white, imprinted with 210, ANTIVERT

Antivert 25 mg

oblong, white/yellow, imprinted with 211, ANTIVERT

Antivert 50 mg

oblong, blue/yellow, imprinted with 214, ANTIVERT

Meclizine 12.5 mg-GG

oval, blue, imprinted with GG 141

Meclizine 12.5 mg-PAR

elliptical, blue/white, imprinted with par, 034

Meclizine 25 mg-GG

oval, yellow, imprinted with GG 261

Meclizine 25 mg-PAR

elliptical, white/yellow, imprinted with par, 035

Meclizine 25 mg-WAT

oval, white/yellow, imprinted with WATSON 803

What are the possible side effects of meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine II, D-Vert)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • blurred vision;
  • dry mouth;
  • constipation; or
  • dizziness, drowsiness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine II, D-Vert)?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended.

You should not take this medication if you are allergic to meclizine.

Before taking meclizine, tell your doctor if you have asthma or other breathing disorder, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or problems with urination.

Do not give this medication to a child younger than 12 years old.

Meclizine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of meclizine.

Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by meclizine. Avoid taking these other medications at the same time you take meclizine.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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