There are currently several different generic meclizine products available on the market. The over-the-counter version of the medication comes in generic tablets and chewable tablets, while the prescription version only comes in generic tablets. Several companies manufacture the generic versions, including Sandoz and Par Pharmaceutical.
Is a Generic Version of Meclizine Available?
Meclizine hydrochloride (Antivert®, Bonine®, Dramamine® Less Drowsy Formula) is an antihistamine medication used to treat vertigo and motion sickness. It is available by prescription and is also sold over the counter. The prescription products are approved for both uses, while the over-the-counter versions are approved for motion sickness treatment only.
The patents for brand-name meclizine products have expired, and both prescription and non-prescription generic meclizine products are available.
Generic Meclizine Strengths
Generic meclizine comes in the following strengths and forms:
- Meclizine 12.5 mg tablets (prescription only)
- Meclizine 25 mg tablets (prescription or non-prescription)
- Meclizine 25 mg chewable tablets (non-prescription)
- Meclizine 50 mg tablets (prescription only).
As is common with generic non-prescription products, some generic meclizine medications may be sold under various different names, instead of just the standard generic name.
Who Makes Generic Forms of Meclizine?
Generic meclizine is made by a few different manufacturers, such as:
- Par Pharmaceutical
- Vintage Pharmaceuticals, Inc.