Taking one meclizine 25 milligram tablet may cause a person to feel drowsy or fatigued, states MedlinePlus. The drug sometimes causes impaired thinking and delayed reactions, notes Drugs.com. Combining meclizine with other medicines, such as phenobarbital, sedatives, seizure medications, sleeping pills and tranquilizers, may increase the drowsiness caused by this medication.Continue Reading
Meclizine relieves vertigo caused by inner ear problems and nausea, vomiting and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Patients taking meclizine for motion sickness should take the medication one hour before starting travel, states MedlinePlus. If necessary, the dose may be repeated every 24 hours, or as directed by a doctor. Meclizine is usually taken more often to treat vertigo, according to Drugs.com. Patients with a history of enlarged prostate, asthma, urinary tract obstruction or glaucoma are advised to contact their physician before taking meclizine.
While meclizine is not expected to harm an unborn baby, women are encouraged to tell their doctor immediately if they are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant while taking this medication, according to Drugs.com. Meclizine is not recommended for children under age 12. Patients who experience blurred vision while taking meclizine should contact their physician immediately, states MedlinePlus. Signs of allergic reaction, including hives, swelling and difficulty breathing, require emergency attention, notes Drugs.com.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins