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Doctor insights on: Meclizine Allergy In Children

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Could a cat allergy cause tinnitus? Would meclizine help? Many ENT tests say nothing is wrong but ringing persists.

Could a cat allergy cause tinnitus? Would meclizine help? Many ENT tests say nothing is wrong but ringing persists.

Cat allergy won't: Cause tinnitus, meclizine might not help, try having a second opinion, or re-evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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What is the dosage of meclazine for allergy related vertigo?

What is the dosage of meclazine for allergy related vertigo?

Meclizine: First I would follow the instructions on the bottle but it should be 25 to 50 mg per dose. ...Read more

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What's the shelf life of meclizine?

What's the shelf life of meclizine?

Expiration date: Virtually all food/medicine products sold in us have an expiration date before which it is guaranteed most effectiveness for what the medicine can do. This only means as time pass, the medicine slowly deteriorates and thus becomes less and less effective. For example: if the med is to expire 12/31/12, it should still be good 1/1/13, but may not be in 9/1/15 etc. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is meclizine from the year 1996 safe to take?

No: That's 16 years ago! Go get a new prescription. ...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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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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If I am allergic to compazine is it ok to take meclizine?

If I am allergic to compazine is it ok to take meclizine?

Yes: Meclizine is treatment for the typical reaction that can occur with Compazine. So taking Meclizine isn't a problem for someone who reacts to compazine. ...Read more

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Can I buy antivert (meclizine) over the counter?

Can I buy antivert (meclizine) 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 (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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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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Is antivert (meclizine) available over the counter?

Is antivert (meclizine) available over the counter?

Meclizine: Yes, generic Meclizine is over the counter now. ...Read more

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Can antivert (meclizine) cause u to fail a drug test?

No: This should not cross-react with anything, especially when methods using two different chemical principles are required. ...Read more

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Can you take meclizine with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Can you take meclizine with benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes but: Since both drugs can cause drowsiness, you need to be cautious about driving until you know how much drowsiness they can cause. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 150mg ranitidine with 10mg of meclizine?

Is it safe to take 150mg ranitidine with 10mg of meclizine?

Generally safe: There are no usual interactions between these medicines, but, as always, let your doctor know if you suspect problems. ...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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I took a meclizine 6 hours ago and just took a klonopin (clonazepam). Will I be ok?

I took a meclizine 6 hours ago and just took a klonopin (clonazepam). Will I be ok?

Probably/Don't drive: You don't mention what dosages you took of these meds. There is an interaction between these two drugs, and there is an increased risk of psychomotor impairment and CNS depression. You may get sleepy, and feel somewhat unsteady on feet. Recommend you avoid alcohol, other drugs, and driving until next day. If you are pregnant, talk with your doctor about which drugs are safe for you to take. ...Read more

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Is meclizine and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) available over-the-counter in the us?

Is meclizine and ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) available over-the-counter in the us?

No: Ephedrine is not available as a single product in the us because of unpredictable side effects, chiefly anxiety, agitation, elevated blood pressure, headache. It is still found as an ingredient in some herbal and combination cold meds. Meclizine is a prescription antihistamine, used mostly for motion sickness, pseudoEphedrine and neosynephrine (phenylephrine) are available replacements for ephedrine. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between meclizine 25mg tablets and meclizine hydrochloride 25mg?

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

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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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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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Can you take xanax (alprazolam) and meclizine together? We are going on a mini cruise and I took my xanax (alprazolam) at 9ish, cruise at noon and I was going to take it @1130

Can you take xanax (alprazolam) and meclizine together? We are going on a mini cruise and I took my xanax (alprazolam) at 9ish, cruise at noon and I was going to take it @1130

Yes: If you take Xanax (alprazolam) regularly likely not a problem. Meclizine can make some people drowsy, so I would try a dose in a setting and at a time when you can sit down for awhile if needed. For the most part though I do not think a problem. ...Read more

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Is meclizine safe to take 25mg?

Yup: That is one of the usual doses used, but have seen some response at 12.5 mg. Coordinate with your doc. ...Read more

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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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What happens if I take a bunch of meclizine?

What happens if I take a bunch of meclizine?

Meclizine: Nausea, vomiting, dilated pupils, rapid heart rate, hallucinations. Needs medical attention. ...Read more