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Brand Names: Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine Less Drowsy, D-Vert

Generic Name: meclizine (Pronunciation: MEK li zeen)

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

Meclizine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of 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 (dizziness or spinning sensation) caused by disease that affects your inner ear.

Meclizine may also be used for 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-AMN

oval, blue, imprinted with AN 441

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-AMN

oval, yellow, imprinted with AN 442

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 Less Drowsy, D-Vert)?

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

Common side effects may include:

  • headache;
  • vomiting;
  • dry mouth;
  • tired feeling; or
  • drowsiness.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. 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 Less Drowsy, D-Vert)?

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

Before you take meclizine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, asthma, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or urination problems.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.

Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of meclizine.

Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by 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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