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Old 04-13-2008, 06:09 AM   #1
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Question Meclizine dosage

My husband is having an attack of BPV after being free of them for a couple of years now. I gave him 50mg of Meclizine in the morning and he slept most of the day. Last night he complained of a headache and I contacted the Dr on call to see if I could give him Tylenol. He told me that the correct dose of Meclazine was 6.25mg and I had given him far too much and not to give him Tylenol. I'm totally confused. Why would the makers of Meclizine tell you that the dosage is 25 - 50mg if you have to hack a tablet in quarters to comply with the Drs instructions? This attack that he is having is the worst yet and I may have to get him to Urgent Care today.

 
Old 04-13-2008, 07:04 AM   #2
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Re: Meclizine dosage

sorry your husband is feeling so bad. My meclizine dosage is 25 mg x3 a day as needed.

 
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Old 04-13-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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Re: Meclizine dosage

You'd have to take a lot of Mec to O.D. on it. I've been told by my doctor that taking 25 mg 3 x a day along with Ibuprofen is okay. I don't see why Tylenol would be any different. You could check Mec online, it will tell you what meds not to take it with.

I've had 2 Mec tablets at once. When you haven't had them in awhile, 2 seem pretty strong. After the 6th time or so, 2 don't seem like that much. Your body adjusts to it.

I would try to get your doctor to refer you to a specialist, and if you haven't seen one for his dizzy issue yet, you might want to start with an ENT or Neurologist.

The clinic doctors won't do anything for you but prescribe drugs (which aren't very helpful) or tell you to do bedrest (which is good). I've seen many clinic doctors. If your husband's had this before and he hasn't been through any treatment or tests, he should see someone that can help rid this from coming back.

An ENT or Neurologist will run tests and try to rule out what the issues are. It could be nothing more than a slight case of BPPV (crystals in the ear) which, with some people, can be cleared after a couple of appointments with a vestibular PT.

Sorry for overloading you. I've been through all of this, and hate to see you waste lots of money and time with him suffering. It can be a really long haul if you're not seeing the right people. If he's had this before, I'd say he shouldn't try to clear this on his own. There's a re-occurring problem and it needs the attention of someone who can pinpoint what's going on.

I've had dizzy spells many times. If you don't treat it, it does come back. Vestibular PT's are very good too at trying to rule out things.

good luck to you both!

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Old 04-13-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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Re: Meclizine dosage

In the past he's been flat on his back for two to three days and then back to how he was before. Last time (at least 2 years ago) was the first time I got him to his PCP who agreed with my diagnosis of Benign Positional Vertigo and prescribed Antivert. (I bought Meclizine because of the cost) With this attack he has had a miserable headache and has vomited several times, but at least he is now more coherent than he has been for the past couple of days and was able to sit on the edge of the bed and eat some yogurt a while ago. He's had 25mg of Meclizine twice today. There is no problem being referred to a Specialist within the Group we belong to. I'll talk to his PCP tomorrow for a referral and go from there.

 
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In the past he's been flat on his back for two to three days and then back to how he was before. Last time (at least 2 years ago) was the first time I got him to his PCP who agreed with my diagnosis of Benign Positional Vertigo and prescribed Antivert. (I bought Meclizine because of the cost) With this attack he has had a miserable headache and has vomited several times, but at least he is now more coherent than he has been for the past couple of days and was able to sit on the edge of the bed and eat some yogurt a while ago. He's had 25mg of Meclizine twice today. There is no problem being referred to a Specialist within the Group we belong to. I'll talk to his PCP tomorrow for a referral and go from there.


I hope you can get the answers you need and he's doing better soon.

 
Old 04-15-2008, 02:42 PM   #6
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I took him to the ER yesterday - Dr diagnosed Labrynthitis - and told me to take him to an ENT. Called for an appt this morning and was told he has to have a hearing test before they will make an appt. Why can't they make an appt for him and he can have the hearing test before the appt rather than waiting for an opening after the hearing test?

 
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