Antivert

Meclizine, the active ingredient in Antivert (an antihistamine), lessens the effects of the body's natural chemical histamine. Runny nose, watery eyes, and sneezing are histamine-related symptoms. Antivert is used to treat vertigo, which is an inner ear condition that causes motion sickness and dizziness. The uses of Antivert are not limited to those detailed in this medication guide. This article is intended for informational purposes to help Welzo users understand Antivert.

Benefits of Antivert

Motion sickness, vertigo brought on by inner ear issues, and dizziness can all be treated with Antivert. The medication guide does not list all of the conditions for which Antivert may be useful. The following are a few advantages of taking Antivert:

-Decreased sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose symptoms

-Motion sickness and lightheadedness treatment

-Relief from vertigo brought on by issues with the inner ear

Antivert side effects could include:

-Drowsiness

-Headache

-Nausea

-Vomiting

-Arid mouth

-Constipation

- Vision blur

Pharmacokinetics

Meclizine's pharmacokinetics have not been studied in human studies.

However, a rat study revealed that meclizine is rapidly and almost completely absorbed from the digestive system, reaching peak plasma concentrations 1-2 hours after oral administration. Meclizine is widely disposed throughout the body, with the brain having the highest concentrations. Meclizine has a 12-hour elimination half-life. Meclizine is primarily excreted through hepatic metabolism, with only a small percentage (10%) ending up in the urine unchanged.

Meclizine's pharmacokinetics are not fully understood. According to theory, the drug's metabolites are excreted in the urine after being metabolized in the liver. Meclizine has a half-life of two to three hours.

Interaction

Other medicines and Antivert may interact. For more information, speak with your physician or pharmacist. Ask your pharmacist for a dose-measuring tool if you don't already have one.