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Dr. Austina Cho
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Meclizine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Meclizine hydrochloride is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more


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Why were antivert and meclizine recalled?

Iron tablets recalle: Actually it is iron tablets contaminated with Meclizine that have been recalled. Bottles, marketed as iron (ferrous sulfate) and manufactured by advance pharmaceutical inc. Contained tablets of Meclizine hcl instead! the affected lot number is 12g468. The upc bar code for this lot is 0 0536-5890-01. The recall occurred january 17, 2013. See fda information at http://www.Fda.Gov/safety/recalls/ucm. ...Read more

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Wondering, can I get antivert (meclizine) otc?

No, but yes . . .: Typically, over-the-counter medications (not to be confused w/dietary supplements) are half-dose versions of their branded prescription-only counterparts. However, Meclizine appears to be an exception as it is available by prescription only as Antivert (meclizine) and available over-the-counter as dramamine, both at the same doses. So can you buy Antivert (meclizine) otc? No. But you can buy dose-equivalent dramamine. ...Read more

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Labrynthitis. How long will I need antivert (meclizine)?

Labrynthitis. How long will I need antivert (meclizine)?

Correct diagnosis: Labyrinthitis is strictly speaking, an inflammation of the inner ear (hearing and balance). The term is loosed very loosely by a general physician. If you truly have spinning (vertigo), see an ENT doctor. The diagnosis may vary from positional vertigo, to meniere's disease, to even an acoustic tumor. You need an audiogram and balance function testing to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How does "antivert" work in positional vertigo?

How does "antivert" work in positional vertigo?

It doesn't work well: Positional vertigo occurs when the position of the head changes and loose calcium deposits float free sending a mixed signal to the brain about the location and motion of the head. This leads to a very intense and short lived sensation of motion (vertigo). Antivert (meclizine) won't stop this but it might make the sensation less intense. ...Read more

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Can I buy antivert (meclizine) over the counter?

No, but yes . . .: Typically, over-the-counter medications (not to be confused w/dietary supplements) are half-dose versions of their branded prescription-only counterparts. However, Meclizine appears to be an exception as it is available by prescription only as Antivert (meclizine) and available over-the-counter as dramamine, both at the same doses. So can you buy Antivert (meclizine) otc? No. But you can buy dose-equivalent dramamine. ...Read more

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Can antivert (meclizine) cause u to fail a drug test?

No: This should not cross-react with anything, especially when methods using two different chemical principles are required. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Antivert (Definition)

Antivert is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more