Antivert Warnings and Precautions
Specific Antivert Warnings and PrecautionsSome warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Antivert include the following:
- Antivert may interact with certain other medications (see Antivert Drug Interactions).
- Elderly individuals may be more susceptible to the side effects of Antivert (and may also be more likely to be taking medications that interact with Antivert). If you are over the age of 60 years old, it might be a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking Antivert. This medication can worsen many conditions common in the elderly (such as an enlarged prostate or Alzheimer's disease).
- Make sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking Antivert if you have hyperthyroidism or any heart problems (including heart disease or high blood pressure), as it is possible that Antivert could worsen these conditions.
- Antivert is not recommended for children under the age of 12 years old.
- Antivert can cause blurred vision and drowsiness. Be sure to see how Antivert affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery.
- Antivert can cause breathing problems in people with asthma or COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. If you have asthma or COPD, check with your healthcare provider before taking Antivert.
- Antivert can worsen stomach ulcers, GERD, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate. If you have one of these conditions, do not take Antivert without first checking with your healthcare provider.
- Antivert is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it probably will not cause problems if used during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Meclizine and Pregnancy).
- At this time, it is unknown if Antivert passes through breast milk (see Meclizine and Breastfeeding).