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Travel sickness

Generic Name: meclizine (Oral route)
Detailed drug Information for Travel Sickness. Includes common brand names, drug descriptions, warnings, side effects and dosing information.

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Drug Information:
In the U.S. Available Dosage Forms: Therapeutic Class: Antiemetic Pharmacologic Class: Antihistamine Chemical Class: Piperazine (Class) Meclizine is used to prevent and control nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used for vertigo (dizziness or lightheadedness) caused by ear problems. Meclizine is an antihistamine. It works to block the signals to the brain that cause nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. Learn more

Travel sickness Side Effects

Travel Sickness Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about meclizine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Travel Sickness.

For the Consumer

Applies to meclizine: oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

Along with its needed effects, meclizine (the active ingredient contained in Travel Sickness) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking meclizine:

Incidence not known

  • Cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects of meclizine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Rare

  • Blurred vision

Incidence not known

  • Dry mouth
  • headache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to meclizine: compounding powder, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, headache

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactoid reaction

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, vomiting

Ocular

Rare (less than 0.1%): Blurred vision

Other

Frequency not reported: Fatigue

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Travel Sickness (www.drugs.com/cons/travel-sickness.html).