What is meclizine?
Meclizine (generic Antivert) is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness often caused by motion sickness. It can also be used to help prevent and treat the dizziness and lightheadedness caused by vertigo.
Motion sickness is incredibly common. It is caused by conflicting messages sent to your brain by motion-sensing parts of your body, such as your eyes, inner ears, joints, and muscles. Common activities that trigger motion sickness are riding in the car, amusement park rides, being on a boat, or flying in an airplane. The Mayo Clinic estimates that 1 out of 3 people will suffer from motion sickness at some point in their life.
Vertigo is a symptom, not a condition, of an inner ear problem (such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). Vertigo can make you feel off-balance or like the world is spinning around you. These feelings can last from a few minutes to a few hours.