Antivert review

Antivert, which is generically prescribed as meclizine, is commonly use to treat the effects of motion sickness such as nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. In some cases it has been proven to help in treating vertigo. Antivert is a member of the family of drugs known as antihistamines.

Antivert is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, or other chronic lung disease, glaucoma, difficulty urinating, enlarged prostate, or severe or chronic constipation may not be able to take Antivert or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with this medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated this medication as a pregnancy risk category B. Antivert is not expected to cause harm or birth defects in unborn babies. It has yet to be determined whether or not this medication passes through the mother’s breast milk and affects a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should discuss whether the benefits outweigh the risks prior to prescribing this medication to women who are pregnant, nursing, or are likely to become pregnant.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Antivert, some of which are severe. A patient who is experiencing a serious side effects or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction will present with symptoms which include facial swelling, including swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects which require immediate emergency medical assistance include symptoms such as insomnia lasting more than a few days and severe constipation.

Other less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical assistance but should be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as dry mouth, constipation, nausea, insomnia, blurry vision, drowsiness, dizziness, or nervousness. Less serious side effects can often be relieved to a tolerable degree by reducing the dosage of Antivert.

Antivert should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed by the physician. This medication is typically taken only as needed and not a scheduled dosage. However, the patient should never take a double dose of this medication in an effort to receive more relief from a higher dosage. This may lead to an overdose. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical treatment. An overdose will present with symptoms such as seizures, extreme drowsiness, hallucinations, and shallow or decreased breathing.

There is a risk of negative drug interactions associated with Antivert. A thorough medical history should be understood prior to prescribing this medication. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications with known interactions with Antivert include antidepressants, antihistamines, sedatives, narcotic pain relievers, anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, alcohol, and other medications that cause drowsiness.

Antivert has been proven to affect skin allergy tests. Patients who are taking Antivert should be instructed to inform other physicians prior to having additional testing performed.

Antivert has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of antivert

• Molecular formula of antivert is C25H27ClN2
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 1-[(4-chlorophenyl)-phenyl-methyl]-4-[(3-methylphenyl)methyl]piperazine
• Molecular weight is 390.948 g/mol
Antivert available : 12.5mg tablets, 25mg tablets, 50mg tablets

Generic name: Meclizine

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