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Can I buy antivert over the counter?

Can I buy antivert 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 and available over-the-counter as dramamine, both at the same doses. So can you buy Antivert otc? No. But you can buy dose-equivalent dramamine. ...Read more

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Is antivert the same medication as over-the-counter motion sickness pills?

Technically, yes: There are a couple of otc pills (dramamine less drowsy) that contain meclizine, the active ingredient in antivert. ...Read more

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Wondering, can I get antivert 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 and available over-the-counter as dramamine, both at the same doses. So can you buy Antivert otc? No. But you can buy dose-equivalent dramamine. ...Read more

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Are there any harmful drug interactions between meclizine (antivert) and midol?

Are there any harmful drug interactions between meclizine (antivert) and midol?

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

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Labrynthitis. How long will I need antivert?

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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I'm very nervous about taking antivert, will it give me anxiety?

I'm very nervous about taking antivert, will it give me anxiety?

Doubt it: in fact, it may potentially reduce your anxiety but is certainly not a drug for the condition. ...Read more

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