Antivert is an antihistamine. It blocks the effects of the naturally occurring chemical histamine in your body.
Antivert is used to treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness. Antivert may also be helpful in treating vertigo. This medicine may also be used for other purposes.
Antivert comes as a regular and chewable tablet and a capsule. For motion sickness, Antivert should be taken 1 hour before you start to travel. Doses may be taken every 24 hours if needed. For dizziness caused by an ear condition, follow your doctor's directions. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take Antivert exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. The chewable tablets may be chewed or swallowed whole.
This medicine may cause drowsiness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. This medicine will add to the effect of other depressants or alcohol. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines are depressants. It is unknown if this medicine is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using this medicine, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
Since Antivert is usually taken as needed, missing a dose is usually not a problem. If you are taking Antivert on a regular schedule and you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take only your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
Possible Side Effects
Stop taking Antivert and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take Antivert and talk to your doctor if you experience drowsiness or dizziness; a dry mouth (may be relieved by sugarless gum, ice chips, saliva substitutes, or other products if bothersome); blurred vision; nervousness; insomnia; or constipation.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Dispense in tight, light-resistant containers. Store at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86° F).
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include unusual excitability, drowsiness, hallucinations, very slow or shallow breathing, and seizures.
Antivert may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, anxiety medicines, and muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor. Antivert is contraindicated in individuals who have shown a previous hypersensitivity to it.
For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.
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