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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 a type of dizziness. ...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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Im 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!

Im 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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Meclizine Hydrochloride (Definition)

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