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Meclizine 12.5 mg Tablets

Meclizine hydrochloride (Antivert®, Bonine®, Dramamine® Less Drowsy Formula) is a medication commonly used for treating motion sickness and vertigo. It is available in several different forms and strengths. Prescription meclizine (Antivert) comes in the following strengths:
  • 12.5 mg tablets
  • 25 mg tablets
  • 50 mg tablets.
Non-prescription versions (Bonine, Dramamine Less Drowsy Formula) come in 25 mg tablets and chewable tablets.
Prescription Dosing
For prescription meclizine, the recommended dosage for treating vertigo is 25 mg to 100 mg total per day. This is often taken as two smaller doses per day (such as one 12.5 mg meclizine tablet twice a day or one 50 mg tablet twice a day).
For preventing and treating motion sickness, the standard meclizine dosage is 25 to 50 mg taken one hour before embarkation, repeated every 24 hours if necessary.
Non-Prescription Dosing
The recommended non-prescription meclizine dose for preventing and treating motion sickness is one or two tablets (25 to 50 mg) once daily or as directed by your healthcare provider.
(Click Meclizine Dosage for more information on when and how to take this medication and to find out what you should be aware of before starting treatment.)
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