CDHB

Cyclizine

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What does it do?

Cyclizine is used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting.

How should you take it?

Take cyclizine as directed with a glass of water.

What if you forget a dose?

Should an occasional dose be missed it need not be taken later.

Can you take other medicines?

Some medicines available without a prescription may react with cyclizine including:

  • some antihistamines (may be in anti-allergy, anti-nausea and cough/cold medicines)
  • other medicines that may cause drowsiness (e.g. pain-killers, anti-nausea and cough/cold medicines – ask your pharmacist)

Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.

What side effects might you notice?

Side EffectsRecommended action

Fast or irregular heartbeat

Tell your doctor immediately

Trouble peeing

Tell your doctor

Changes in vision

Drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, confusion

Dry mouth

Constipation

Tell your doctor if troublesome

If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.

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Other information:

  • Tell your doctor if you have liver, bowel, prostate, bladder or eye problems (glaucoma), or if you have ever had a seizure.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • Cyclizine can impair your ability to do tasks such as driving or using machines. Alcohol makes this worse. Discuss your risk with your health professional. (search NZTA - Are you safe to drive?)
  • Cyclizine should not be used in children younger than 2 years of age unless prescribed by a specialist.