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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...