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Doctor insights on: Meclizine For Allergies

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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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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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Why were antivert and meclizine recalled?

Iron tablets recalle: Actually it is iron tablets contaminated with Meclizine that have been recalled. Bottles, marketed as iron (ferrous sulfate) and manufactured by advance pharmaceutical inc. Contained tablets of Meclizine hcl instead! The affected lot number is 12g468. The upc bar code for this lot is 0 0536-5890-01. The recall occurred january 17, 2013.
See fda information at http://www. Fda. Gov/safety/recalls/ucm. ...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?

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 ambien (zolpidem) and meclizine together?

Can I take ambien (zolpidem) and meclizine together?

Yes: These will not cross react and the desired effect of each will be expressed even when you take them together. ...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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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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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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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 is the difference between Claritin (loratadine) and meclizine?

What is the difference between Claritin (loratadine) and meclizine?

Claritin (loratadine) vs Meclizin: Both are antihistamines. Claritin (loratadine) is 2nd generation, used for control of symptoms of allergic rhinitis and Meclizine is 1st generation used to control nausea and vomiting during motion sickness and vertigo. ...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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I have some Meclizine HCL 25 mg that expired 10/2014? Is it still okay to take or should I get a new box. Going on cruise. Don't want to be seasick

I have some Meclizine HCL 25 mg that expired 10/2014? Is it still okay to take or should I get a new box. Going on cruise. Don't want to be seasick

Your risk: You can try it. Maybe there's enough active ingredient after 3 years past expiration date to work for you. Otherwise, you might want to obtain more, or have another plan like wrist bands or other solutions if you become motion sick. ...Read more

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I m suffering from unbalance at left side, BP under control120/90, I hava MRI also done but there is no problem, I tried betahesten, meclizine, stugeron, s?

I m suffering from unbalance at left side, BP under control120/90, I hava MRI also done but there is no problem, I tried betahesten, meclizine, stugeron, s?

Further testing: Normal imaging (MRI) is reassuring, but it is uncommon for there to be an obvious lesion on MRI to explain dizziness. Functional testing through a balance lab (ent/ audiology center) is more likely to identify a cause. Many tests are available, including eng/vng, electrocochleography, computerized dynamic posturography, vestibular evoked myogenic potential, etc. See an ENT for testing. ...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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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

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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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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?

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