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Antivert Allergy In Children
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, unless Midol PM: As usual, when taking multiple medications it is wise to keep track of any side-effects that you may experience. Always let your primary doctor know of any over-the-counter medications you are on. That being said, Meclizine and midol should be safe to use together. Make sure it is not midol pm though. That can cause excessive sleepiness that may lead to unfortunate accidents. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes: It should pose no problem whatsoever. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Vertigo: Learn more about the two broad types of vertigo at: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001432.Htm if your does not respond to Antivert (meclizine) it might be central rather than peripheral. My strong suggestion is to advise your doctor that Antivert (meclizine) did not work and see what he suggests, or consult a neurologist or an ear nose and throat specialist. Because there are potentially serious causes. ...Read more
Alright, but if I do end up having an anxiety attack on Antivert, (meclizine) what do I do? Can I take ativan with it? I heard that's a bad idea.
It's no problem to: combine Ativan with anti vert,however,you may experience some sedation,so ,no driving.Many Doc's prefer Xanax (alprazolam) to treat panic attack due to its rapid onset of action and peak blood levels.All of this should be reviewed with your treating physician,as with any contemplated medication adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 31 and was just diagnosed with acute vertigo, taking antivert 3-4 times a day helps me balence, but the screeching and partial hearing loss! HELP!
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and screeching (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
My friend is diagnosed with vertigo. She is antivert (meclizine) but still dizzy. Any suggestions as to what could help her; even naturally? Thank you
Rest: Rest. If it is from the cold it will get better in a few days. ...Read more
I was taking antivert (meclizine) for dizziness, but sine it is expensive my drug plan does not cover it, my pharmacist says to take bonine an otc. Is this ok?
Antivert (meclizine): Other than some sedation, no.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antivert (meclizine): They are all about the same and tend to make you tired. ...Read more
Probably not: A panic disorder is now thought to be due to an overproduction of certain brain chemicals. There are very specific drugs that are available for this disorder. You are taking one of them (clonazepam). Antivert (meclizine) is an antihistamine and will cause sedation but is unlikely to help a true panic disorder. Consult you physician, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having dizziness/head rushes. I've been seen but all I get is a prescription for Antivert, (meclizine) which I can't take. What can I do?
See neurologist: You detail symptoms but no diagnosis. Antivert (meclizine) is helpful but not the only medicine o treat this problem. First, we need a correct diagnosis to determine if this is a blood pressure, inner ear, brain stem, or other cause. Then, can the best treatment can follow. ...Read more
Took 2 meclizine (antivert) pills today for dizziness. It caused severe anxiety. Can I take an Ativan (lorazepam) to help me relax or will it interact?
Caution: Meclizine is an older antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) so typically causes drowsiness, not anxiety, but every patient is different. Long-acting benzos like Ativan are also used to help control dizziness, so the two drugs will work well together to suppress vertigo, but will also double the sedation. Taking one Ativan pill now should be ok, but better to start with just one pill of each initially. ...Read more
Pain/pressure in back of the head with brain 'zap' feelings, along with labyrinthitis doc gave me antivert- please help, i don't like these feelings?
Help! Breathing treatment of Albuterol, Decadron and Antivert (meclizine) almost 12 hours ago. Then shot of Methylpred right after. When is pulse going down???
Fluid in middle ear, doc gave antivert, zyrtec, nasacort, (triamcinolone) how long take to dry up fluid in ear? Repeat bouts, can you stop it from happening again?
Keep nose open: Fluid in the middle ears is usually from obstruction of the eustachean tube opening. If you have had repeated bouts , it may be worthwhile for you to consult an allergist to find out why. ...Read more
Is it ok to see an ENT for this vertigo & ringing in ears & headache? B/c gp gave me antivert (meclizine) and said give it a month-its been 2 weeks I've had enough
For past month, dizzy not spinning, nausea, tired, blurred vision daily. Reg doc is cardiologist- says ok. ENT say ok. Antivert (meclizine) doesn't work. ?
No difference: It's the full name versus the abbreviated name. It's like: is there a difference between president barack obama or president obama? ...Read more
Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?
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