Drug: Antivert

Chemically, ANTIVERT® (meclizine HCl) is 1-(p-chloro-α-phenylbenzyl)-4-(m-methylbenzyl) piperazine dihydrochloride monohydrate. Inert ingredients for the tablets are: dibasic calcium phosphate; magnesium stearate; polyethylene glycol; starch; sucrose. The 12.5 mg tablets also contain: Blue 1. The 25 mg tablets also contain: Yellow 6 Lake; Yellow 10 Lake. The 50 mg tablets also contain: Blue 1 Lake; Yellow 10 Lake.

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Anaphylactoid reaction, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, fatigue, vomiting and, on rare occasions, blurred vision have been reported. Read the Antivert (meclizine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effectsLearn More »

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Vertigo For the control of vertigo associated with diseases affecting the vestibular system, the recommended dose is 25 to 100 mg daily, in divided dosage, depending upon clinical response. Motion Sickness The initial dose of 25 to 50 mg of Antivert should be taken one hour prior to embarkation for protection against motion sickness. Thereafter, the dose may be repeated every 24 hours for the duration of the journey.

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There may be increased CNS depression when meclizine is administered concurrently with other CNS depressants, including alcohol, tranquilizers, and sedatives. (see WARNINGS) Based on in-vitro evaluation, meclizine is metabolized by CYP2D6. Therefore there is a possibility for a drug interaction between meclizine and CYP2D6 inhibitors. Read the Antivert Drug Interactions Center for a complete guide to possible interactions Learn More »

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Based on a review of this drug by the National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council and/or other information, FDA has classified the indications as follows: Effective: Management of nausea and vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Possibly Effective: Management of vertigo associated with diseases affecting the vestibular system. Final classification of the less than effective indications requires further investigation.

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Meclizine HCl is contraindicated in individuals who have shown a previous hypersensitivity to it.Last reviewed on RxList: 11/2/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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No information provided.

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Antivert®: 12.5 mg tablets: Bottles of 100 (NDC 0049-2100-66) Antivert®/25: 25 mg tablets: Bottles of 100 (NDC 0049-2110-66) Antivert®/50: 50 mg tablets: Bottles of 100 (NDC 0049-2140-66) Distributed by: Roerig Division of Pfizer Inc, NY, NY 10017. October 2012 Last reviewed on RxList: 11/2/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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Nursing Mothers It is not known whether this drug is excreted in human milk. Because many drugs are excreted in human milk, caution should be exercised when meclizine is administered to a nursing woman. Hepatic Impairment The effect of hepatic impairment on the pharmacokinetics of meclizine has not been evaluated. As meclizine undergoes metabolism, hepatic impairment may result in increased systemic exposure of the drug. Treatment with meclizine should be administered with caution in patients with hepatic impairment. Renal Impairment The effect of renal impairment on the pharmacokinetics of meclizine has not been evaluated. Due to a potential for drug/metabolite accumulation, meclizine should be administered with caution in patients with renal impairment and in the elderly as renal function generally declines with age. Last reviewed on RxList: 11/2/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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