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Long Term Effects Of Meclizine
The onset of action is ~1 hour;
the duration of action is ~24 hours.
The time to eliminate 1/2 of the dose is 5 hours (half-life elimination).
wang z, lee b, pearce d, et al, "meclizine metabolism and pharmacokinetics: formulation on its absorption, " j clin pharmacol, 2011a, [epub ahead of print] [pubmed 21903894]. ...Read more
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
Meclizine: Usually it starts to work within an hour of taking it and effect may last up to 24 hours approximately. ...Read more
Temporary fix: Other things to try as well.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 80 year old mom just went off meclizine how long will it take the bad side affects of confusion sleepiness difficulty breathing itching to go away?
If due to the med: Less than 24 hours.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long for Meclizine to start working if taken on an empty stomach AFTER motion sickness (severe nausea no vomiting) already started?
Within an hour: Meclizine works within the hour for most patients I treat in the ED. Some a little longer, some a little shorter. IF this is the cause of your motion sickness. There are many causes of vomiting in young adults and unless you in a car or on a roller coaster, motion sickness is probably not the diagnosis. Call your doctor and make an appointment. ...Read more
Please explain meclizine uses and side effects? Something to take everyday? Doc prescribed it for me. 25
Meclizine: Meclizine is a very good over the counter medication to have at home for nausea and/ or dizzyness. It is very rare to have any major side effects but it can cause drying. ...Read more
Yes: Claritin (loratadine) is used more for allergies and/or urticaria (itching), and Meclizine is used more often for dizziness/vertigo. Taking both together is ok, assuming you are experiencing dizziness or vertigo. If your dizziness persists despite taking Meclizine for a few days, then you will need to have your dr. Investigate other causes and possibly vestibular rehab may be beneficial. Good luck. ...Read more
Drug experimentation: Dr nyughen was quite clear and accurate about this class of drugs. I wonder why you ask the question, being suspicious that teenage drug experimentation may be at play. If I'm wrong, I apologize. If I'm correct, please take your teen or yourself for drug assessment. ...Read more
After three years, there may be some medicine in those tablets, but they are likely less potent than they were before.
It would be best to get a new supply if you might use this medicine. ...Read more
Not best choice: It is a matter of effectiveness. Medicines have an expiration date to regulate usage and effectiveness. If medicine expired it may not work at all as intended. Not recommended to use after expired. ...Read more
Probably not: In my practice, I've had patients take Meclizine for dizziness, and I have patients taking valium for muscle sprains or anxiety. Taking both would probably cause excessive drowsiness. I suggest you consult with your treating physician in detail to get a more specific answer for your particular situation. ...Read more
Yes: But you may get a little dryness in the mouth. ...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
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
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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