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Verticalm Side Effects

Generic Name: meclizine

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug meclizine. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Verticalm.

It is possible that some side effects of Verticalm may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to meclizine: oral capsule, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

As well as its needed effects, meclizine (the active ingredient contained in Verticalm) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking meclizine, check with your doctor immediately:

Incidence not known
  • Cough
  • difficulty swallowing
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fast heartbeat
  • hives
  • itching
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Some meclizine side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

  • Blurred vision
Incidence not known
  • Dry mouth
  • headache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to meclizine: compounding powder, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, headache[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Anaphylactoid reaction[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Dry mouth, vomiting[Ref]


Rare (less than 0.1%): Blurred vision[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Fatigue[Ref]


1. "Product Information. Antivert (meclizine)." Roerig Division, New York, NY.

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