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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Meclizine

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How long does meclizine stay in the system?

How long does meclizine stay in the system?

Depends.: 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).

Source:
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

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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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I have meclizine 25mg. How long does it takes before it works? & wears off?

Meclizine: Usually it starts to work within an hour of taking it and effect may last up to 24 hours approximately. ...Read more

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How long for Meclizine to start working if taken on an empty stomach AFTER motion sickness (severe nausea no vomiting) already started?

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

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Meclizine side effects?

Meclizine side effects?

Fatigue: Meclizine may cause fatigue, is related to some otc sleep aids. Rarely may produce hyperactivity but that is rare. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of meclizine hci?

What are the side effects of meclizine hci?

Meclizine: Most times it will make you feel dopy. It might interfere with your ability to work at heights or around moving equipment. ...Read more

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Please explain meclizine uses and side effects? Something to take everyday? Doc prescribed it for me. 25

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

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Can I take meclizine and claritan?

Can I take meclizine and claritan?

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

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Does meclizine have codeine in it?

Does meclizine have codeine in it?

No: Meclizine is an antihistamine medication that is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness induced by motion sickness. Meclizine is also used for vertigo. ...Read more

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What's the pill meclizine used for?

What's the pill meclizine used for?

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

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Is 3 year old meclizine still good?

Medicine expiration: 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

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Is it safe to use meclizine expired?

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

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Can the drug meclizine make me hallucinate?

Can the drug meclizine make me hallucinate?

Possibly: Any drug with anticholinergic activity can cause this problem. Though this is a mild drug, there is a possibility. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take meclizine and Valium together?

Is it okay to take meclizine and Valium together?

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

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What kind of OTC medication is equivalent meclizine?

What kind of OTC medication is equivalent meclizine?

None really but: Depends why you are taking it-- there are several otc for sea sickness. But if for chronic dizziness or vertigo see your dr. ...Read more

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Can you take meclizine with tramadol?

Can you take meclizine with tramadol?

Drug interaction: Checker (Drugs. Com) revealed no significant interactions btwn meclinize and tramadol. However, there is never a guarantee. ...Read more

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Can I take xyzal and meclizine together?

Can I take xyzal and meclizine together?

The Drugs. Com: drug interaction showed potential for moderate interactions between meclizine &
Xyzal (levocetirizine). It may increase risk for dizziness, drowsiness, & difficulty concentrating. ...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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Wondering, can I get antivert (meclizine) otc?

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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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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Can I take meclizine with my oxycodone 10mg / 325?

Can I take meclizine with my oxycodone 10mg / 325?

Combining: Meclizine with Oxycodone can ^ risk of sedation, v concentration, dizziness & impaired cognition/ judgement. ...Read more

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Any reaction between Meclizine for dizziness and escitalopram?

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