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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Can meclizine/antivert help my dizziness?

Can  meclizine/antivert help my dizziness?

Potentially: Meclizine is one of many drugs which can treat "dizziness" the precise treatment depends upon the underlying cause. Dizziness has many potential causes and Meclizine is not the right treatment for many of them! ...Read more

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How does antivert (meclizine) for positional vertigo?

How does antivert (meclizine)  for positional vertigo?

Not effective: You should know that Antivert (meclizine) or generically called Meclizine is an antihistamine and as such will only effect your brain and cause sedation. It has no effect on the inner ear. Benign positional vertigo is the result of loose calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear and will respond to head exercises or physical therapy by a trained therapist in inner ear vertigo. ...Read more

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What can I take for dizziness if antivert (meclizine) didn't work?

What can I take for dizziness if antivert (meclizine) didn't work?

Dizziness: If your dizziness did not respond to antivert, (meclizine) see your doctor or consult a neurologist or ear, nose and throat specialist. Basically you need to learn what is the cause of your dizziness before you can figure out how to treat it. See also: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001432.Htm. ...Read more

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Can i take antivert if i'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Yes: They are in different drug classes and should not cross react. However they are not usually given for the same indication. If you are looking for a good substitute for nausea a better choice would be zofran and/ or possibly dramamine. Phenergan (promethazine) is very sedating and may not be tolerated but is also a possibility if looking for nausea solution. Antivert is acceptable. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Antivert (Definition)

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