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Review: Meclizine side effects

In this review, we analyze Meclizine side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Meclizine. The review is based on 5,362 people who have side effects while taking Meclizine from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Meclizine

Meclizine (latest outcomes from 5,832 users) has active ingredients of meclizine hydrochloride. It is often used in dizziness.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (meclizine hydrochloride): Antivert, Meclizine Hydrochloride.

On Nov, 27, 2014: 5,362 people who reported to have side effects when taking Meclizine are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
DizzinessDizzinessDehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)DepressionEmotional DistressDrug IneffectivePain
Drug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveAnorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight)Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs)AnxietyInjuryDizzinessDizziness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Asthenia (weakness)Asthenia (weakness)Ventricular Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)Suicide AttemptDeep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Clavicle FractureAnxiety
VertigoPainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cardiac Failure CongestiveDizzinessPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)InjuryDizzinessInduced Labour (prematurely stimulating childbirth in a woman)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)AnxietyRetrograde Amnesia (a loss of memory-access to events that occurred, or information that was learned, before an injury or the onset of a disease)Fall
ConstipationRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Malnutrition (condition that results from eating a diet in which certain nutrients are lacking)Drug Exposure During PregnancyIntentional OverdoseChest PainBreast CancerDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Confusional StateDrug Intolerance (drug sensitivity)DeathSkull Malformation (abnormal skull structure)Loss Of ConsciousnessPain In ExtremityTendonitis (a condition that causes pain and swelling of tendons)Asthenia (weakness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)VertigoCerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Pancreatitis Nos (inflammation of pancreas)AggressionGeneral Physical Health Deterioration (weak health status)Night Cramps (pain in night in legs)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Feeling AbnormalLoss Of ConsciousnessSwelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsSkin Discolouration (change of skin colour)Suicidal IdeationDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Skin Burning SensationBack Pain
Drug HypersensitivityDeathVertigoCleft Palate (birth defect (congenital) of the upper part of the mouth)Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)PainInjury

Most common side effects by gender * :

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
FallDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Asthenia (weakness)Fall
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Chest Pain
AnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)
DiarrhoeaBack Pain
VomitingArthralgia (joint pain)

Most common side effects by age * :

SwellingInsomnia (sleeplessness)PainCholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DizzinessDizzinessDizziness
Decreased Appetite (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)Muscle TwitchingInjuryNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)PainNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fall
Weight DecreasedChoreoathetosis (involuntary movement randomly from one part to another body part)Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder)Abdominal Pain UpperVomitingPainAnxietyNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Type 2 Diabetes MellitusPharyngitis Streptococcal (inflammation of the pharynx caused by infection from. streptococcus)Hepatic Steatosis (fatty liver disease)Weight DecreasedInjuryHeadache (pain in head)PainPain
Gallbladder OperationConfusional StateCrohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)PainDizzinessBack PainDepressionAsthenia (weakness)
Sensation Of Foreign BodyDyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)AnxietyHypertension (high blood pressure)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Blood Cholesterol IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Asthenia (weakness)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Anxiety
Nail Disorder Nos (disease of nail)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)InjuryTremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Chest PainVertigoFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Gallbladder DisorderPulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Deep Vein Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)Arthralgia (joint pain)Asthenia (weakness)Chest Pain
Diplopia (double vision)Pulmonary Embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)Skin Discolouration (change of skin colour)Asthenia (weakness)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Arthralgia (joint pain)Back Pain

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Can meclizine cause insomnia once and sleepiness the next time
    (Asked by a 58 year old woman who has Somnolence, Insomnia, and takes Meclizine)
    I took Meclizine one night (as advised by pharmacist; she said it causes drowsiness), after experiencing my first attack of vertigo. It kept me awake almost all night. A couple weeks later, as I was getting ready for a special school event for my daughter, I thought another vertigo attack was coming ...

  • Alprazolam & amoxicillin
    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Enlarged Prostate, High Blood Pressure, Diverticulitis, and takes Meclizine, Clonidine, Norvasc, Flomax, Avodart)
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.

  • Why would doctor prescribe meclizine when otc med available? stronger?
    (Asked by a 49 year old man who has Depression, and takes Klonopin, Symbyax, Temazepam, Meclizine)
    Gastric bypass. After years found should not be prescribed extended release medications-- they do not work because stomach (duodenum) releases enzymes and acids to release XR. Suffer from GAD, MAD, PTSD, ADHD, Insomnia. I've driven away my best friend-- I'm tired of life-- alone.

  • Can chronic mastoiditis cause hallucinations?
    (Asked by a 33 year old man who has Mastoiditis, Anxiety, and takes Ativan, Meclizine)
    My husband went to see the doc yesterday for ear pain and the doc put him on 2 diff meds and now he has hallucinations

  • How to treat vertigo?
    (Asked by a 46 year old man who has Benign Positional Vertigo, and takes Valium, Antivert)

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