December 19, 2014
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Bonamine

(meclizine)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

00220442 BONAMINE 25MG CHEWABLE TABLET

How does Bonamine work? What will it do for me?

Meclizine is no longer being manufactured for sale in Canada and is no longer available under any brand names. This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using this medication, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.

Meclizine belongs to the class of medications called anti-emetics (medications that prevent nausea and vomiting). Meclizine is used to prevent and relieve nausea, vomiting, and loss of balance associated with motion sickness, Ménière's disease, and other inner ear problems.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Bonamine?

The recommended adult dose of meclizine to treat motion sickness, is single dose of 12.5 mg to 25 mg every 24 hours while travelling. The first dose should be taken at least one hour before travelling.

For inner ear disorders, the usual adult dose ranges from 25 mg to 100 mg daily in divided doses. The fruit-flavoured tablets can be chewed, swallowed whole, or dissolved in the mouth.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

Meclizine should be taken with food to reduce the chance of stomach upset.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Bonamine come in?

Bonamine is no longer being manufactured for sale in Canada and is no longer available under any brand names. This article is being kept available for reference purposes only. If you are using this medication, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for information about your treatment options.

Who should NOT take Bonamine?

Do not take this medication if you are allergic to meclizine or any ingredients of the medication.

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