The recommended dosage of Antivert will vary based on several factors, such as how you respond to Antivert, the medical condition being treated, other medications you are taking, and other medical conditions you may have. Antivert comes in the form of a tablet and is typically taken once or twice a day. This medication typically works better if you take it before symptoms begin.
The dose of Antivert® (meclizine hydrochloride) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Antivert
- The medical condition being treated
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
For preventing and treating motion sickness, the standard prescription Antivert dosage is 25 mg to 50 mg taken one hour before embarkation, repeated every 24 hours if necessary. Antivert usually works best if you take it before motion sickness symptoms begin, although you can expect some relief even if you wait until symptoms develop.
Prescription Antivert is approved for treating both motion sickness and vertigo in people age 12 years old and older. For treating vertigo, the standard dose is 25 mg to 100 mg total per day, given as two (or more) smaller doses per day.
Some considerations for people taking Antivert include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day.
- It does not matter if you take Antivert with food or on an empty stomach. If the medication seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with a little food.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Antivert, please talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider.