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I have chronic hives and vertigo. Can I take zyrtec for hives and antivert (meclizine) for vertigo together?

I have chronic hives and vertigo. Can I take zyrtec for hives and antivert (meclizine) for vertigo together?

Yes you can: You can take both together without problems. You can try Antivert (meclizine) by itself to see if it also takes care of the hives. Antivert (meclizine) can also treat hives but zyrtec does not work for vertigo. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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What can I take for dizziness if antivert (meclizine) didn't work?

What can I take for dizziness if antivert (meclizine) didn't work?

Dizziness: If your dizziness did not respond to antivert, (meclizine) see your doctor or consult a neurologist or ear, nose and throat specialist. Basically you need to learn what is the cause of your dizziness before you can figure out how to treat it. See also: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001432.Htm. ...Read more

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I've been having dizziness/head rushes. I've been seen but all I get is a prescription for Antivert, (meclizine) which I can't take. What can I do?

See neurologist: You detail symptoms but no diagnosis. Antivert (meclizine) is helpful but not the only medicine o treat this problem. First, we need a correct diagnosis to determine if this is a blood pressure, inner ear, brain stem, or other cause. Then, can the best treatment can follow. ...Read more

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Took 2 meclizine (antivert) pills today for dizziness. It caused severe anxiety. Can I take an Ativan (lorazepam) to help me relax or will it interact?

Took 2 meclizine (antivert) pills today for dizziness. It caused severe anxiety. Can I take an Ativan (lorazepam) to help me relax or will it interact?

Caution: Meclizine is an older antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) so typically causes drowsiness, not anxiety, but every patient is different. Long-acting benzos like Ativan are also used to help control dizziness, so the two drugs will work well together to suppress vertigo, but will also double the sedation. Taking one Ativan pill now should be ok, but better to start with just one pill of each initially. ...Read more

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How does "antivert" work in positional vertigo?

How does "antivert" work in positional vertigo?

It doesn't work well: Positional vertigo occurs when the position of the head changes and loose calcium deposits float free sending a mixed signal to the brain about the location and motion of the head. This leads to a very intense and short lived sensation of motion (vertigo). Antivert (meclizine) won't stop this but it might make the sensation less intense. ...Read more

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How does antivert (meclizine) for positional vertigo?

How does antivert (meclizine) for positional vertigo?

Not effective: You should know that Antivert (meclizine) or generically called Meclizine is an antihistamine and as such will only effect your brain and cause sedation. It has no effect on the inner ear. Benign positional vertigo is the result of loose calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear and will respond to head exercises or physical therapy by a trained therapist in inner ear vertigo. ...Read more

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I have vertigo and doc gave me antivert (meclizine). It doesn't work. What are my other options?

I have vertigo and doc gave me antivert (meclizine). It doesn't work. What are my other options?

Vertigo: Learn more about the two broad types of vertigo at: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001432.Htm if your does not respond to Antivert (meclizine) it might be central rather than peripheral. My strong suggestion is to advise your doctor that Antivert (meclizine) did not work and see what he suggests, or consult a neurologist or an ear nose and throat specialist. Because there are potentially serious causes. ...Read more

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I'm 31 and was just diagnosed with acute vertigo, taking antivert 3-4 times a day helps me balence, but the screeching and partial hearing loss! HELP!

I'm 31 and was just diagnosed with acute vertigo, taking antivert 3-4 times a day helps me balence, but the screeching and partial hearing loss! HELP!

Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and screeching (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more

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Is it ok to see an ENT for this vertigo & ringing in ears & headache? B/c gp gave me antivert (meclizine) and said give it a month-its been 2 weeks I've had enough

Is it ok to see an ENT for this vertigo & ringing in ears & headache? B/c gp gave me antivert (meclizine) and said give it a month-its been 2 weeks I've had enough

ENT referral: Hello. Seeking a second opinion is always a good idea for any condition. The more you are educated, the better the decision you can make regarding your care. ...Read more

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Can meclizine/antivert help my dizziness?

Can meclizine/antivert help my dizziness?

Potentially: Meclizine is one of many drugs which can treat "dizziness" the precise treatment depends upon the underlying cause. Dizziness has many potential causes and Meclizine is not the right treatment for many of them! ...Read more

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Can I take antivert if I'm allergic to compazine (prochlorperazine)?

Yes: They are in different drug classes and should not cross react. However they are not usually given for the same indication. If you are looking for a good substitute for nausea a better choice would be zofran and/ or possibly dramamine. Phenergan (promethazine) is very sedating and may not be tolerated but is also a possibility if looking for nausea solution. Antivert is acceptable. ...Read more

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Is antivert (meclizine) okay to take when you are diagnosed with severe anxiety and panic disorder?

Antivert (meclizine): Antivert (meclizine) & other Antihistamines are ok if used as needed & as directed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Alright, but if I do end up having an anxiety attack on Antivert, (meclizine) what do I do? Can I take ativan with it? I heard that's a bad idea.

Alright, but if I do end up having an anxiety attack on Antivert, (meclizine) what do I do? Can I take ativan with it? I heard that's a bad idea.

It's no problem to: Combine Ativan with anti vert, however, you may experience some sedation, so, no driving. Many Doc's prefer Xanax (alprazolam) to treat panic attack due to its rapid onset of action and peak blood levels. All of this should be reviewed with your treating physician, as with any contemplated medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Fluid in middle ear, doc gave antivert, zyrtec, nasacort, (triamcinolone) how long take to dry up fluid in ear? Repeat bouts, can you stop it from happening again?

Fluid in middle ear, doc gave antivert, zyrtec, nasacort, (triamcinolone) how long take to dry up fluid in ear? Repeat bouts, can you stop it from happening again?

Keep nose open: Fluid in the middle ears is usually from obstruction of the eustachean tube opening. If you have had repeated bouts, it may be worthwhile for you to consult an allergist to find out why. ...Read more

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Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

Meclizine hydrochloride is it good for tinnitus? I bought Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) All Day and it has 25 mg of that ingredient. How should I take this medication?

For dizziness: To my knowledge, meclizine is an antihistamine (blocks H1 receptors and has anti-cholinergic properties. I gave always prescribed it for dizziness, not aware that it can impact tinnitus though I suppose nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any harmful drug interactions between meclizine (antivert) and midol?

Are there any harmful drug interactions between meclizine (antivert) and midol?

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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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Meclizine Hydrochloride (Definition)

Meclizine hydrochloride is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more