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If you suffer from motion sickness, Meclizine can help. Get a new prescription or refill of Meclizine today from a board-certified doctor online.*

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Avoid nausea, vomiting, or dizziness induced by motion sickness

Available as chewable tablets or capsules

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About Meclizine

Meclizine is considered an antihistamine, which functions by reducing the effects of the natural chemical histamine. Like any antihistamine, this medication can only be used for controlling histamine levels. It is ineffective against non-motion sickness-related nausea because it will not prevent it from happening.

Some conditions that Meclizine is known to treat include preventing nausea, vomiting, or dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used to prevent and treat vertigo. Meclizine is available only by prescription. It is available in a generic formulation and under different brand names, including Antivert, Dramamine Less Drowsy, Dramamine-N, Medivert, and Meni-D.

Meclizine may be prescribed as chewable tablets or capsules. It’s always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

If you are prescribed Meclizine, be sure to complete the entire course of the antihistamine unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop.

The antihistamine may only fully treat your motion sickness if you complete your prescription.

Meclizine uses

There are 2 FDA-approved uses for Meclizine, but it may also be used off-label to treat other conditions. Your online medical professional may prescribe it for any of the following common reasons. It’s also possible that your healthcare provider may prescribe it for other reasons not listed here. Ask your online doctor or pharmacist if you have questions about why a medication is prescribed.

  • Motion Sickness

    Prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness.

  • Vertigo

    Used to reduce dizziness and loss of balance caused by inner ear problems.

Meclizine side effects

  • The side effects associated with taking Meclizine are typically mild. Most Meclizine side effects are associated with the Nervous system. Meclizine has some common side effects. They may include:


    Other side effects, which are less common but might be more severe, could include:

    • Mental/mood changes

    • Fast/irregular heartbeat

    • Shaking or tremors

    • Difficulty urinating

    • Allergic reaction


    You should call your doctor if you notice any of these side effects or develop other new or concerning symptoms.

How to take Meclizine

Your pharmacist will provide you with instructions on how to take your Meclizine prescription.

Be sure to read your prescription label and follow the instructions. Then, call your doctor or pharmacy if you have any questions.

Meclizine can come in different forms and doses, so follow the specific instructions on your prescription. It is typically prescribed one hour before travel. Some particular instructions may include: To prevent motion sickness, take meclizine about 1 hour before you travel or engage in activity that causes motion sickness. You may take a dose once every 24 hours while traveling to prevent motion sickness.

What to avoid while taking Meclizine

Meclizine has 273 drug interactions. Don’t change what you take without checking with your doctor or pharmacist. That includes other medications or supplements, as well as over-the-counter drugs. 

It is essential to avoid other antihistamines when taking Meclizine.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if consuming alcohol while taking Meclizine is acceptable.

Some research shows that regular alcohol consumption may increase side effects, including dizziness and drowsiness. Alcohol may also reduce the medication’s ability to do its job, making it harder to cure motion sickness.

Medication alternatives to Meclizine

If your healthcare provider prefers to put you on another treatment, they may suggest another meclizine hydrochloride tablet or an antihistamine in another drug class. Here are some common doctor-recommended alternatives based on your health issue:

Meclizine prescription FAQs

  • How much does Meclizine cost?

    The cost for the 25 mg dosage is around $11 for a supply of 8 tablets. This price will vary depending on the pharmacy and insurance.

  • How can I refill my Meclizine prescription?

    Meclizine can be refilled by a doctor or pharmacist and sent to a local pharmacy.

  • What can Meclizine not be taken with?

    You should not take meclizine with muscle relaxants or other drugs classified as antihistamines. Also, avoid certain medicines for anxiety or sleeping pills, medications for depression, like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline, seizure medications like phenobarbital, primidone, and general anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol.

  • Can you take Meclizine all the time?

    Meclizine oral tablets are used for short-term or long-term treatment.

  • Can Meclizine be taken on an empty stomach?

    Yes, you can take meclizine on an empty stomach. However, if it upsets your stomach, take it with a meal.

  • Should Meclizine be taken at night?

    Meclizine can be taken at night as some side effects include drowsiness.

  • Who should not take Meclizine?

    You should not take this medication if you are allergic to meclizine. Before you take meclizine, tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, asthma, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, or urination problems.

  • What happens if I miss a dose of Meclizine?

    Take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, skip the missed dose if it is close to the next scheduled dose. Do not double up on doses.

  • What happens if I take too much Meclizine?

    Symptoms of overdose may include severe drowsiness, seizures, and widened pupils. If this occurs, contact your local poison control center immediately and tell your doctor.

  • Can I buy meclizine over the counter?

    Meclizine is one of the few medications available both over-the-counter (OTC) and by prescription, depending on the condition. For preventing or treating nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness, meclizine is readily available over-the-counter. Popular brands include Dramamine Less Drowsy and Bonine Motion Sickness.

    Meclizine may also be prescribed by a doctor for other conditions like vertigo (inner ear imbalance) or Meniere's disease (episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss). In these cases, a doctor will determine the right dosage and form of meclizine for your specific needs.

    Even though meclizine is available over-the-counter for motion sickness, it's still a good idea to talk to your doctor if you experience frequent or severe motion sickness symptoms. They can help determine if there's an underlying cause and recommend the most effective treatment plan.

3 simple steps to request your Meclizine prescription today 

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Step 3

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Meclizine prescription pricing details

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Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

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