Details About Generic Salt ::  Meclizin

Main Medicine Class:: Antiemetic and antivertigo,anticholinergic   

Antivert, Antrizine, Bonine, Dizmiss, Dramamine II, Meni-D, Ru-Vert-M Vergon,  Bonamine
Class: Antiemetic and antivertigo/anticholinergic


Drugs Class ::

 Action Acts on CNS to decrease vestibular stimulation and depress labyrinthine activity.

Indications for Drugs ::

 Indications Prevention and treatment of nausea, vomiting and dizziness of motion sickness; possibly effective treatment for vertigo of vestibular dysfunction origin.

Drug Dose ::


Motion Sickness

ADULTS: PO 25–50 mg 1 hr before travel; may repeat q 24 hr during travel.


ADULTS: PO 25–100 mg/day in divided doses.

Contraindication ::

 Contraindications Hypersensitivity to cyclizine; asthma; glaucoma; emphysema; chronic pulmonary disease; shortness of breath; difficulty breathing; urinary retention caused by enlarged prostate.

Drug Precautions ::


Pregnancy: Category B. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not established. Not recommended in children < 2 yr.


Drug Side Effects ::

 Adverse Reactions

CV: Hypotension; tachycardia; palpitations. CNS: Drowsiness; excitation; nervousness; restlessness; insomnia; euphoria; ertigo; hallucinations. DERM: Rash; urticaria. EENT: Dry nose and throat; visual disturbances; tinnitus. GI: Nausea; vomiting; dry mouth; diarrhea; constipation; anorexia. GU: Urinary frequency; urinary retention; difficulty urinating.

Drug Mode of Action ::  

 Action Acts on CNS to decrease vestibular stimulation and depress labyrinthine activity.

Drug Interactions ::


Alcohol, CNS depressants: Additive CNS effects.

Drug Assesment ::


  • Obtain patient history, including drug history and any known allergies. Note glaucoma and prostatic hypertrophy.
  • Monitor for side effects, especially sedation, hypotension, tachycardia and urinary retention.
  • Implement safety precautions (eg, keep bed in low position and instruct patient to call for assistance when rising) if patient is experiencing sedation or vertigo.
  Hyperexcitability, drowsiness, hallucinations, convulsions

Drug Storage/Management ::


  • Tablets may be chewed, swallowed whole or allowed to dissolve in water.
  • Store at room temperature.

Drug Notes ::

 Patient/Family Education

  • When given for motion sickness, inform patient that first dose should be taken 1 hr before exposure to motion.
  • Instruct patient to take sips of water frequently, suck on ice chips or sugarless hard candy or chew sugarless gum if dry mouth occurs.
  • Explain that high-fiber diet and drinking plenty of fluids may help to prevent constipation, which is common side effect.
  • Instruct patient to report these symptoms to physician: sedation, dizziness, palpitations, difficulty urinating or urinary retention.
  • Instruct patient to notify physician if vomiting increases or becomes severe.
  • Advise patient that drug may cause drowsiness and to use caution while driving or performing other tasks requiring mental alertness.
  • Instruct patient to avoid intake of alcoholic beverages or other CNS depressants.
  • Advise patient not to take otc medications or other prescription medications without consulting physician.

Disclaimer ::

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