Meclizine is commonly used to relieve motion sickness and vertigo.
Meclizine is an antihistamine that works by blocking the effect of histamine and acetylcholine. Meclizine also blocks the middle ear vestibular-cerebellar pathway conduction in a case of vertigo and urgency.
Headache, Drowsiness, Vomiting, Dry mouth, Fatigue, Blurring of vision
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Meclizine. Taking Meclozine with alcohol may have enhance the CNS depressant effects such as drowsiness.
Meclizine should be used only when needed and only after consulting your doctor.
Occasional doses of Meclizine during breastfeeding is accepted even though it can pass into breast milk. However, there is no established data about its potential side effects on nursing baby. Instead, Meclizine is found to have the potential of reducing breast milk suppy.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Meclizine may cause side effects such as drowsiness which could affect the ability to concentrate and drive.
Meclizine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease as excretion of metabolite occur here. Start patients on lower dosage of Meclizine. Please consult your doctor before using it.
Meclizine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease because it is primarily metabolized by the liver. Start patients on lower dosage of Meclizine. Please consult your doctor before using it.