Cyclizine is a medicine that is used to treat nausea, which can occur from various sources. It belongs to the antihistamine family of medicines. To prevent the nauseous feeling, cyclizine works by preventing the brain from receiving signals from specific areas of the body that causes the feeling of nausea and vomiting.
- Used to treat nausea
- Also helpful to treat motion sickness
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Cyclizine is an anti-sickness medication that can be used to prevent and treat nausea. It can be used by adults and children above 12 years of age.
How do I take Cyclizine?
One tablet can be taken up to 3 times a day as required. Cyclizine can be taken with or after food.
Is it safe to use Cyclizine continuously?
Cyclizine can be taken on a when required basis, and it doesn’t need to be taken continuously for it to have an effect.
How long will it take for Cyclizine work?
Cyclizine will start to work in as little as 30 minutes, and the effects can last up to six hours.
What do you do if you miss a dose?
Cyclizine can be taken up to three times a day when it is needed. If you miss a dose, then you should take it when you remember unless it is nearly time for your next dose. Do not take two at the same time to make up for the missed dose.
Can I take Cyclizine and drive?
The most commonly reported side effects of Cyclizine include drowsiness and blurred vision. If you experience either of these, then driving or operating heavy machinery should be avoided.
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking cyclizine.
Common side effects can include:
- Blurred vision
- Dry mouth
There are some serious, but rare side effects that can occur when taking cyclizine. Speak to a healthcare professional right away if you begin to experience any of the following:
- Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
- Muscle stiffness, shaking, or unusual facial movements
- Bleeding that does not stop after ten minutes
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.