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Will meclizine work for Thyrotoxicosis related vertigo? Is it safe to take with Propranolol?

Will meclizine work for Thyrotoxicosis related vertigo? Is it safe to take with Propranolol?

Your treating MD is/: Your treating doctor is your best guide. You must find out why you are having Vertigo? It is not due to Thyrotoxicosis...but it can be caused by some of the drugs you are taking. Meclizine is a safe drug and can be tried once you have checked with your doctor. It can be combined with any drugs except those causing sleepiness. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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I have vertigo and doc gave me antivert (meclizine). It doesn't work. What are my other options?

I have vertigo and doc gave me antivert (meclizine). It doesn't work. What are my other options?

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

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I take meclizine for spinning dizziness it don't work?

I take meclizine for spinning dizziness it don't work?

Dizziness: Vertigo or spinning sensation cod be sur to multiple conditions like benign paroxysmal vertigo attributed by displacement of the calcium crystals in the vestibular organ in the ear. This responds to excercises to reposition the crystals in place. Ménière's disease causes vertigo as well and responds sometimes to low salt diet. Meclizine ameliorate symptoms at times, but slows down the recovery. ...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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How often can I take meclizine for vertigo?

How often can I take meclizine for vertigo?

Every 6-8 hs: This is the most common frequency to take it, but you should only follow your physician's recommendation: it should be stated in the bottle. ...Read more

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I took nytquill I got vertigo attack can I take meclizine?

I took nytquill I got vertigo attack can I take meclizine?

Nyquil: NyQuil can cause upset stomach, nausea, nervousness, constipation and dry mouth nose and throat. Adding meclizine could worsen some of these symptoms. The symptoms should wear off soon. If the symptoms persist see or call your doctor. Serious side effects include mental and mood changes such as confusion and hallucinations, shaking and trouble urinating. Sometimes allergic reactions can occur ...Read more

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What can be taken for extreme vertigo? I have taken meclizine, but it does not do much.

What can be taken for extreme vertigo? I have taken meclizine, but it does not do much.

Depends on the cause: In general vertigo symptoms are best treated with Valium or medications like valium. If you have vertigo because of ménière's syndrome then additionally treatment needs to include diet modification and possibly diuretics. If you have vertigo because of viral labyrinthitis then steroids can be very helpful. If you have not yet seen an ENT doctor then please see one as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can I try for my MS related vertigo? Meclizine does not help and makes me feel strange and gross. Any help appreciated!

What can I try for my MS related vertigo? Meclizine does not help and makes me feel strange and gross. Any help appreciated!

Zofran, steroids, PT: If all peripheral causes of vertigo have been ruled out (ex: bppv) along with vestibular migraine, ask your neurologist to prescribe you zofran and if that does not help a short course of corticosteroids may help. Consider physical therapy. during vertigo dim the light, avoid reading and sudden movements, prioritize rest and relaxation. ...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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I been having vertigo attacks can I take allergra still take meclizine if I have vertigo? How many hours should be the gap? Before taking each one.

I been having vertigo attacks can I take allergra still take meclizine if I have vertigo? How many hours should be the gap? Before taking each one.

Unknown info. Both:
antihistamines, though 1 promoted for dizziness. Both out of patent, so best study: http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/meclizine. Html, http://www. Rxlist. Com/antivert-drug. Htm, http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/allegra.html, http://www. Rxlist. Com/allegra-drug. Htm or search http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/default. Htm. In my experience, m. is poorly/non-effective for over 80% of people. No research data on combining exists. ...Read more

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I suffer w/ menieres & bad vertigo. Could manganese help with vertigo? I currently take Valium & meclizine

I suffer w/ menieres & bad vertigo. Could manganese help with vertigo? I currently take Valium & meclizine

Manganese: Manganese deficiency can cause vertigo - manganese supplementation will not necessarily be a total reliever, but it may help. In addition to valium and meclizine, expert physical therapy can really help ...Read more

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I take allegra, (fexofenadine) montelukast but im having a lil dizziness almost vertigo can I add meclizine to help my veritgo attack?

I take allegra, (fexofenadine) montelukast but im having a lil dizziness almost vertigo can I add meclizine to help my veritgo attack?

Probably: But if that doesn't work, please consult your doctor asap, you might may have something requiring medical attention, always exercise caution with multiple medications, you are already on other potentially interacting medicines ...Read more

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I am experiencing a perpetual state of dizzyness, difficulty with balance. Originally diagnosed as "Vertigo", the symptoms remain. Meclizine is not effective. I am taking Lisinopril (5 mg) for HBP.

I am experiencing a perpetual state of dizzyness, difficulty with balance. Originally diagnosed as "Vertigo", the symptoms remain. Meclizine is not effective. I am taking Lisinopril (5 mg) for HBP.

Suggestions: If not done before, please seek out otolaryngological consultation, and perhaps get full-blown otological studies. Might also make sure that you have normal thyroid, B-12, diabetes studies. A neurologist may be of benefit, as rarely, circulatory issues in vertebra-basilar system can be cause, and even less common, focal cerebellar stroke ...Read more

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My 90 mother, with no other underlining conditions, gets vertigo. I give her the meclizine and it goes away but she gets really drowsy. What to do?

Vertigo: At 90 your mother may have hardening of the vertebral arteries especially that can be causing her vertigo. Statins and possibly baby aspirin may be helpful ...Read more

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Can I take my meclizine 25mg with my current meds im on ativan 6mg inderal (propranolol) 40mg and remeron 45mg got meclizine for vertigo and dizziness is ok to take?

Drug interactions: At least 522 medications are known to have interactions with meclizine.
http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/meclizine. Html
in your question, it is impossible to hear enough information to give you thoughtful advice. You need to have a long conversation with your prescribing doctor (s) about all of your medications, the treatment goals for each medication, and possible interactions. ...Read more

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I have chronic hives and vertigo. Can I take zyrtec for hives and antivert (meclizine) for vertigo together?

I have chronic hives and vertigo. Can I take zyrtec for hives and antivert (meclizine) for vertigo together?

Yes you can: You can take both together without problems. You can try Antivert (meclizine) by itself to see if it also takes care of the hives. Antivert (meclizine) can also treat hives but zyrtec does not work for vertigo. ...Read more

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I have menieres. I'm suffering frequent, debilitating vertigo & vomiting. My dr has me on Valium, promethizine, ultram. Meclizine be best?

Many options: Unfortunately, no cure exists for Meniere's disease, but some strategies may help you manage some symptoms. Here are just a few: vestibular rehabilitation therapy, middle ear injections (ENT), diuretics (Dyazide), Meniett device (not sure about long term) East West Medicine integration (acupuncture) and rule out TMJ at the affected side.
God bless. ...Read more

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I take montelukast everyday and added allegra (fexofenadine) been itchy but if vertigo attack comes is ot still ok to take meclizine? Or skip montelukast?

I take montelukast everyday and added allegra (fexofenadine) been itchy but if vertigo attack comes is ot still ok to take meclizine? Or skip montelukast?

Caution advised: There is no incompatibility between the 3. However, combo meds should be avoided. What we propose is to treat the cause for both sinus problem and vertigo. Usually there are environmental causes for both problems. To learn how we propose to treat the cause visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com ...Read more

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Got prescribed meclizine for vertigo is it safe to take with my medications? Remeron klonopin and inderal (propranolol)

Got prescribed meclizine for vertigo is it safe to take with my medications? Remeron klonopin and inderal (propranolol)

Can make you drowsy: You need to be careful, somnolence is a very common side effect of Meclizine and if taken with Remeron (mirtazapine) or Klonopin it could make it worse. You should be especially careful not to drive or operate heavy machinery while on these medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Meclizine for dizziness and Promethazine for nausea when I went to the ER. Dr. said I had a virus. Do I have Vertigo or something?

Vertigo is a symptom: Not a diagnosis. Its one thing to be unsteady, light headed or out of sorts. Vertigo is the sensation of being pulled or rotated in a direction. There are many causes. If your symptoms include a dramatic spinning or pulling sensation and it lasts for more than a couple of days see an ENT. If they can't fix the problem they may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm going home. Can I fly with an ear infection (taking amoxicillin) and I'm experiencing vertigo (taking meclizine but it isn't quite working)?

I'm going home. Can I fly with an ear infection (taking amoxicillin) and I'm experiencing vertigo (taking meclizine but it isn't quite working)?

Decongestant: You might try irrigation of the nose with a neti-pot but also will probably need a decongestant like Pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray either of which can be obtained in a pharmacy. If you fly without this the changes in pressure may otherwise create a great deal of severe pain and discomfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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

ENT referral: Hello. Seeking a second opinion is always a good idea for any condition. The more you are educated, the better the decision you can make regarding your care. ...Read more

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Have you heard of vertigo causing memory loss? Had an attack of vertigo last Wednesday and have had short term memory issues and weakness since. No tests run at emergency room, only given meclizine Valium and something for upset stomach.

Have you heard of vertigo causing memory loss? Had an attack of vertigo last Wednesday and have had short term memory issues and weakness since. No tests run at emergency room, only given meclizine Valium and something for upset stomach.

No normal relation: There is not an association between memory loss and vertigo. There is also no association between weaekness and vertigo. Valium and memory loss can be related. Your symptoms since your visit to the ER are concerning. It is worthwhile to ask another provider, such as a neurologist, to hear about your symptoms and help determine a new plan. ...Read more

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Any reaction between Meclizine for dizziness and escitalopram?

Drug interactions: "Using meclizine together with escitalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. " (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1540-0, 1013-565) ...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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more