Generic name: Meclizine hydrochloride.

Other brand names: Antrizine, Bonine, Dizmiss, Motion Cure, Ru-Vert-M, Wehvert.

Antivert is an antihistamine/ anti-emetic. The antihistamine/ anti-emetic combination depresses middle-ear function.

Quick Facts About Antivert


Used to treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness from motion sickness. Also used to treat vertigo.

Antivert Dosage

Take exactly as prescribed.

  • Usual adult dose: for motion sickness — take 25 to 50 milligrams 1 hour prior to travel. May repeat dose every 24 hours for the duration of the travel. For vertigo — 25 to 100 milligrams per day, divided into equal, smaller doses by your doctor.
  • Usual child dose: not generally prescribed for children under 12 years.
  • Missed dose: take as soon as possible, unless almost 1 time for next dose. In that case, do not take missed dose, go back to regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Antivert Side Effects

Overdose symptoms:

No specific information is available regarding Antivert overdose. If you suspect an overdose, immediately seek medical attention.

More common side effects: drowsiness, dry mouth.

Less common Antivert side effects: blurred vision.


No known Antivert drug interactions.

Do not combine alcohol with this medication; may intensify the effects of alcohol. 

Special Cautions

If pregnant or planning to become pregnant, inform your doctor. Not known if Antivert appears in breast milk.

No special precautions apply to seniors.

Not generally prescribed for children under 12 years.

  • May cause drowsiness and impair your ability to drive a car or operate machinery. Do not take part in any activity that requires alertness.
  • Do not take Antivert if you have sensitivity to it or similar drugs. Inform your doctor of any reactions.
  • Check with your doctor before taking Antivert if you have asthma, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate gland.

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