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Methotrexate Dizziness

Methotrexate Dizziness

Does anyone use meclizine to counteract dizziness from their Methotrexate? My doctor said I could give it a shot, but I hate the idea of taking even more medication! Any other suggestions?

A myRAteam Member said:

If she recommended the meclazine...give it a try! Side effects usually suddide over 10-12 weeks.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes all the time. I just deal with it.

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have only had 2 doses of MTX. After the first dose I missed a half day of work because by the afternoon (of the day after) I was so dizzy I couldn't see straight...didn't drive for 2 days. My rheumy cut my next dose to 4 pills (from 6) and had me add an antihistamine. I had less dizziness afterwards but still didn't drive today. I go up to 5 pills next week, and she mentioned the meclizine to help with the side effects. Do they normally get better on their own?

posted over 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Side effects of Methotrexate usually subsided in about 10-12 weeks. Meclazine is good with inner ear.... are you keeping check on your blood pressure....too low or high can cause dizziness.

posted over 1 year ago
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