Verticalm Side Effects

Generic Name: meclizine

Note: This document contains side effect information about meclizine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Verticalm.

Some side effects of Verticalm may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

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

Along with its needed effects, meclizine (the active ingredient contained in Verticalm) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking meclizine:

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 side effects of meclizine may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Rare
  • Blurred vision
Incidence not known
  • Dry mouth
  • headache

For Healthcare Professionals

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

Nervous system

Nervous system (CNS) side effects have included headache, drowsiness and sedation. Motor skills may be impaired.

With continued therapy, sedation due to meclizine diminishes.

An elderly woman suffered from memory loss, disorientation, paranoia, and agitation during treatment with meclizine over approximately 3 years. These symptoms returned on rechallenge.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, and constipation.

Ocular

Ocular side effects have included blurred vision, diplopia, and dry eyes.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included urinary retention and dysuria.

Hypersensitivity

Anaphylactoid reactions have been reported.

Other

Fatigue has been reported.

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