Meclizine Tablet

Meclizine Tablet


Meclizine or Meclizine Hydrochloride is used as a commonly used molecule to control the symptoms of vertiginous feeling or  imbalance to control nausea & vomiting which usually associated with vertigo

 Meclizine is available under different brand names

Antivert, Meni -D, Meclozine, Bonine, Dramamine, VertiCalm, D-Vert, Meclicot, Medivert, Driminate

Meclizine is an antihistamine drug  with  property to relieve nausea ,vomiting .cramps in the abdomem. Antihismines act by  reducing the effect of histamine that causes actions like constriction of airways ,dilation of blood vessels there by increasing the permeability of blood vessels.

Due to its action on the CNS  as it  has an anticholinergic effect & Acetylcholine.gets suppresed

Meclizine HCL causes  vestibular depression of hair cells in the labyrinth  and hence the vertiginous feeling of rotation &/or rotation .

Because of the depression of brain activities and anti emetic actions  the complaints of nausea &.vomiting during Travel sickness are immediately relieved 


Meclizine is available in different strengths 12.5 mg to 50 mg

  •  Meclizine tablet is recommended  an hour before travelling 12.5mg-50 mg  The dosage can be repeated 8 hourly for Adults suffering from Motion Sickness & vertigo

  • In children below 12 years & elderly  65 years plus avoid using Meclizine ta

Meclizine can be safely taken  during pregnancy and lactation.

Avoid extra or repeated doses as it can cause extra pyramidal symptoms


 Sedation is associated with Meclizine Hence avoid during working hours or doing heavy physical activities  No driving &.Alcohol consumption is strictly contraindicated

  • Headache

  • Palpitations 

  • Confusion

  • Dryness mouth

  • Visual Difficulty

  • Gastro intestinal Disturbances

  • Impaired  cognitive skills

  • Feeling of getting tired

  • Constant cough

  • Respiratory  difficulty

  • Reduced blood pressure

  • Rashes  

  • Odema & Swelling of Facial Structures


Side effects get  reduced once the drug is discontinued. If they do not get reduced  or in case  get severe, consult the doctor immediately. Meclizine Hydrochloride may has drug interactions.please do inform the doctor about the ongoing medicines  when taken with other medication.

Medical Conditions

Please do inform the treating physician if there is any  of the following accompanying conditions

  • Glaucoma

  • Respiratory or Cardiovascular problems disorders

  • Enlarged Prostate & urinary problems

  • Urinary disorder or enlarged prostate

  •  Liver disorders

  • Gastro Intestinal problems

As Meclizine is avoided during these disorders as it can aggravate the pre existing disease &/ or interfere with the drugs advised in treating these conditions 

Meclizine in Vestibular Disorders

Meclizine Hydrochloride acts by depressing the  central nervous system & reduces over activity of  vestibular system . In acute vertiginous episode symptoms like nausea & vertigo.

The drug has usually prescribed  during acute episode for not more than 3-5 days  and is to  be discontinued   soon the complaints have subsided. 

If symptoms of vertigo persist  Complete Assesment of  Vestibular System is suggested  and rehabilitation may be needed 

Recommended in patients having   Labyrinthitis ,Vestibular Neuritis and acute exacerbation in  Meniere’s Disease.