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No, unless Midol PM: As usual, when taking multiple medications it is wise to keep track of any side-effects that you may experience. Always let your primary doctor know of any over-the-counter medications you are on. That being said, Meclizine and midol should be safe to use together. Make sure it is not midol pm though. That can cause excessive sleepiness that may lead to unfortunate accidents. ...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
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
Meclizine: It is safe to take up to four doses in 24 hours. ...Read more
I have a bottle of Meclizine 25MG from 2011 that says discard after 2013, would it still be possible to take it?
Yes: If the bottle was closed and the pills are dry and the bottle was kept in a cool place, then you can take them with almost certainly the normal effect for you ...Read more