Cyclizine Tablets

Cyclizine (cyclizine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine medication.

 

Commonly used for the treatment of nausea caused by a range of different factors.

 

This includes:

  • Vertigo
  • Travelling
  • Inner and middle ear problems
  • Radiotherapy treatment

 

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What is Cyclizine?

Cyclizine (also called cyclizine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine medication. It is often used as an anti sickness medication to help relieve nausea. Nausea can be triggered by a range of different factors. These include vertigo, travelling, inner and middle ear problems, radiotherapy treatment, or after a surgery where general anaesthetic has been used.

How does Cyclizine work?

Cyclizine works by blocking histamine and muscarinic receptors in the brain’s vomiting centre and preventing them from receiving signals from the vestibular area.

This stops the vomiting centre from reacting and prevents the feeling of nausea, making it an effective anti-sickness medication.

What are the benefits of using cyclizine?

Cyclizine is effective in providing relief to nausea. The active ingredient is Cyclizine hydrochloride, which is effective in blocking the receptors in the brain’s vomiting centre and preventing them from receiving signals from the vestibular area.

It can effectively stop the vomiting centre from reacting and prevents the feeling of nausea.

How do I use cyclizine?

You should always use cyclizine as instructed by your doctor.

Cyclizine should only be used as and when required to treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting

Cyclizine is available in a 50mg strength oral tablet that can be taken up to three times a day to help with symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

 

Cyclizine 50mg dosage

The recommended dose of Cyclizine tablet for adults is one tablet taken by mouth up to three times a day.

Cyclizine can be used in adults and children over the age of 6 to treat nausea and vomiting.

The recommended dose of Cyclizine tablet for children 6 to 12 years old is half a tablet up to three times a day.

Do not give this medicine to children under 6 years of age.

Please note that Access Doctor's prescribing policy will only approve orders for use in adults over the age of 18 to treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Is is safe to take cyclizine regularly?

Cyclizine is not recommended to be used on a regular basis, and only as and when required. Cyclizine can be the subject of abuse by some users, Access Doctor must therefore adhere to a strict policy with regards to prescribing of Cyclizine to ensure the medication is used safely by our patients.

Cyclizine should not be taken with any opioid painkillers such as codeine, solpadol, co-codamol or nurofen plus, because cyclizine will interact with the codeine to cause very unpleasant side effects including decreased breathing and heart rate and potentially a loss of consciousness.

 

Does cyclizine work straight away?

Cyclizine usually starts working after 30-minutes of taking the medication.

The effect of cyclizine can last for as long as 4-6 hours from a single dose.

It is safe to take cyclizine every 6-8 hourly as and when required to treat symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

Can I take cyclizine and drive?

One of the most commonly reported side effects of cyclizine is drowsiness and blurred vision.

If you experience either of these symptoms, you should not drive, operate any machinery or carry out any tasks that require your full attention.

Can I take cyclizine in pregnancy?

There are no reported harmful effects (including cyclizine birth defects) associated with using this anti sickness medication whilst expecting a baby. In fact, many pregnant women use cyclizine for morning sickness.

However, it is advised that you should avoid taking cyclizine during the full pregnancy to avoid any potential adverse effects in neonates. That being said, there is no research to suggest that cyclizine causes birth defects or increases the risk of this happening.

Please be aware that Access Doctor will not approve any orders for cyclizine if the patient is pregnant.

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