Meclizine Side Effects
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 9, 2022.
For the Consumer
Applies to meclizine: oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
Side effects requiring immediate medical attention
Along with its needed effects, meclizine 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
- difficulty swallowing
- fast heartbeat
- hives, itching, skin rash
- puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
- tightness in the chest
- unusual tiredness or weakness
Side effects not requiring immediate medical attention
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:
- Blurred vision
Incidence not known
- Dry mouth
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to meclizine: compounding powder, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
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]
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.