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Possible Problems With Meclizine

Meclizine hydrochloride (Antivert®, Bonine®, Dramamine® Less Drowsy Formula) is an antihistamine drug that is approved for treating motion sickness and vertigo. Although many people appear to tolerate this medication well, it is possible to develop problems with meclizine products.
 
Based on the limited side effect information for prescription meclizine, possible problems that may occur include:
 
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Thickening of bronchial secretions (chest mucus).
     
Elderly individuals may be more susceptible to the side effects of meclizine (and may also be more likely to be taking medications that interact with meclizine). If you are over the age of 60, it might be a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking meclizine. This medication can worsen many conditions common in the elderly (such as an enlarged prostate or Alzheimer's disease).
 
(Click Meclizine Side Effects and Precautions and Warnings With Meclizine to learn more about the possible problems associated with this drug and for information on who should avoid it.)
 
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