Antivert belongs to a family of medications that are known as antihistamines. Its main component is meclizine.
Antivert is used to treat symptoms of motion sickness. It reduces the feeling of nausea and decreases the probability of vomiting. It also diminishes lightheadedness or dizziness that may be associated with motion sickness. This medication is also used to treat diseases that disrupt the functioning of the inner ear. This helps to decrease the presence of vertigo in individuals. Antivert works by inhibiting the histamines that are naturally produced by the body.
Ask your doctor about the other benefits that this medication may have for you.
You should always adhere to the prescription that is provided to you by your physician. Antivert should not be taken in dosages that are lower or higher than have been advised by your physician.
This medication should be taken orally.
To treat the symptoms of vertigo, the total recommended dosage is between 25 mg and 100 mg a day. This medication should be equally divided between doses.
To treat the symptoms associated with motion sickness, the recommended dosage is between 25 mg and 50 mg of
Antivert. The dose should be taken an hour before commencing a journey. Repeat doses can be taken every twenty four hours.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If your next scheduled dose is due, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses together.
In the case of an overdose, call your local emergency medical services immediately.
Some of the adverse effects that you may experience when taking this medication are:
Problems with swallowing
Inflammation of the skin
Irritation of the skin
Swelling of the eyes or other facial features
Presence of rash on the skin
Discomfort in the chest
In the event that you experience any of these side effects, contact your physician immediately.
Inform your physician if you are pregnant or wish to begin breastfeeding if you have been prescribed this medication.
This medication should be not consumed by children under the age of twelve.
Do not take this medication if you have experienced any adverse effects due to the ingredients in Antivert.
Do not take this medication with any other drug that may have sedation as a side effect.
Inform your physician if you have kidney problems or are experiencing any difficulties with urination.
This medication may not be suitable for individuals with asthma or glaucoma.
Consuming alcohol while taking Antivert may increase the possibility of experiencing certain side effects of the medication.
This medication may reduce the effectiveness of your judgment and your reflexes. If you experience these symptoms, do not operate heavy machinery or drive.
Tell your physician if you have an enlarged prostate before you are prescribed this medication.
Tell your doctor about any medications, prescribed or over the counter, which you may be taking. Inform your physician about any herbal supplements that you may be consuming.