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What are the side effects of prolonged intake of Meclizine?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: What is the long term effect of taking Meclizine? What can I take other then Meclizine to control Vertigo/Meniere's disease? The diuretic made me more ill.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Salt restriction in diet, diuretics and steroids are usually employed as first line treatments in Menieres disease.
There are no specific long term side effects of meclizine though it as a number of side effects such as acute glaucoma,
dry mouth, xerostomia and urinary retention.

Kindly answer the following to advise accordingly

How long have you been using meclizine
Which diuretics were you prescribed.
Have you used any steroids for the menieres such as prednisolone
Which specialist did you consult for the management of menieres


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil
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What are the side effects of prolonged intake of Meclizine?

Brief Answer: need more info Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Salt restriction in diet, diuretics and steroids are usually employed as first line treatments in Menieres disease. There are no specific long term side effects of meclizine though it as a number of side effects such as acute glaucoma, dry mouth, xerostomia and urinary retention. Kindly answer the following to advise accordingly How long have you been using meclizine Which diuretics were you prescribed. Have you used any steroids for the menieres such as prednisolone Which specialist did you consult for the management of menieres Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil