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Is it safe to give drunk guys meclizine to go to sleep?

Is it safe to give drunk guys meclizine to go to sleep?

No: Alcohol poisoning is a potentially lethal condition. Adding further medication without medical supervision adds to the risk of death. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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?

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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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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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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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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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'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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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

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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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When does meclizine wear off? Took 12.5 mg at 7:30am.

Meclizine: It is safe to take up to four doses in 24 hours. ...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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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

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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