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Meclizine Allergy In Children
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
Could a cat allergy cause tinnitus? Would meclizine help? Many ENT tests say nothing is wrong but ringing persists.
Compazine (prochlorperazine) put me into a coma when given to me as a child. Can I take meclizine for motion sickness or nausea with a compazine (prochlorperazine) allergy?
Why try?: I sure wouldn't chance it.Get a more detailed answer ›
My ent dr. Said I have untreated allergy and migraines that causes my ear nose congestion pressure with vertigo meclizine ok everyday to take?
Meclizine: First I would follow the instructions on the bottle but it should be 25 to 50 mg per dose. ...Read more
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
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: 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
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
Meclizine: Yes, generic Meclizine is over the counter now. ...Read more
No: This should not cross-react with anything, especially when methods using two different chemical principles are required. ...Read more
Generally safe: There are no usual interactions between these medicines, but, as always, let your doctor know if you suspect problems. ...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
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
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
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
I was recently prescribed 12.5mg of Meclizine HCL. Is this safe to take when you have hypertension?
Safe, but: Stick to the prescribed dosage, wish you well ...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
Is vistaril (hydroxyzine) good for motionsickness? How well does it compare to meclizine for this purpose?
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
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
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