Cyclizine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablets

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About Cyclizine Hydrochloride 50mg Tablets
  1. What is Cyclizine?

    Cyclizine 50mg tablets are a type of antihistamine that are predominantly prescribed to treat the symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

    Cyclizine 50mg tablets are highly effective at treating known nausea and sickness triggers such as anxiety, pregnancy (when other treatments have not worked), vertigo and motion sickness.

    You can only buy Cyclizine tablets on prescription. 

    What are Cyclizine tablets used to treat?

    Cyclizine is an antihistamine medication that is used to treat nausea and vomiting, which can be caused by travel sickness, motion sickness, vertigo and other conditions.

    Although Cyclizine is not licensed to treat morning sickness, it can be prescribed by doctors when other nausea medicines have been used without success. Studies have shown that cyclizine is not harmful to the unborn baby when taken during pregnancy.

    Want to know more about what Cyclizine is used to treat? Read our helpful medical guide.

    How do Cyclizine Hydrochloride tablets work?

    Taking Cyclizine 50mg tablets provides effective relief from nausea that comes with conditions such as motion sickness, vertigo, travel sickness, nausea caused by radiography or other medication, or following surgery that required general anaesthetic.

    Cyclizine works by blocking the receptors in the brain's vomiting centre, preventing them from receiving signals from the vestibular area. Doing this stops the vomiting centre from reacting and stops you from feeling nauseous.

    Why are Cyclizine 50mg tablets recommended for Nausea?

    Nausea can be caused by a number of different conditions, Cyclizine and other antihistamines are effective at treating nausea and vomiting for a number of those conditions, however; they should only be prescribed when the cause of vomiting is known.

    Taking cyclizine for nausea without knowing what causes the Nausea, and could prevent an underlying condition from being diagnosed by a doctor.

    Cyclizine hydrochloride can relieve the symptoms associated with the likes or travel sickness, morning sickness, vertigo and motion sickness within just 30 minutes.

    How does Cyclizine work?

    Cyclizine works by blocking the receptors in the brain's vomiting centre, preventing them from receiving signals from the vestibular area. Doing this stops the vomiting centre from reacting and stops you from feeling nauseous.

    By blocking the brain's vomiting centre receptors, one tablet can be effective for up to six hours. This allows you to get on with your day without feeling like you need to be sick.

    One tablet can help to relieve the symptoms of nausea for up to six hours.

    Can you buy Cyclizine over the counter?

    Cyclizine 50mg tablets are a prescription-only medicine, meaning this medicine needs to be prescribed by a doctor or pharmacist. Usually, with prescription-only medicine, there is an over-the-counter option available in a lower strength. However, that is not the case with Cyclizine Hydrochloride. 

    Can you buy Cyclizine online?

    Yes, you can buy Cyclizine online in the UK, you will be required to complete an online questionnaire so that a doctor, pharmacist, or healthcare professional can assess your condition. Please note that to buy Cyclizine online in the UK, you need to be a UK citizen, we are unable to offer this medicine to anyone living outside of the UK.

    Cyclizine alternatives 

    Medicine Direct stocks a number of nausea treatments that are available to buy online.

    Domperidone works in a similar way to Cyclizine. This medicine is prescription-only and can be used by people over the age of 12.

    Alternatively, prochlorperazine is contained in a number of medicines. Generic Prochlorperazine tablets as well as the branded version, Stemetil are also available.

  2. How to take Cyclizine 

    Always take Cyclizine exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly and ask your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you still are not sure.

    Do not take this medicine if you have recently consumed alcohol.

    Do not exceed the stated dose.

    Swallow Cyclizine tablets whole with a drink of water.

    Cyclizine Dose

    Symptoms Dose
    Nausea Cyclizine 50mg up to 3 times daily
    Vomiting 50mg Cyclizine up to 3 times daily
    Vertigo Cyclizine 50mg up to 3 times daily
    Motion sickness 50mg up to 3 times daily, tale 1-2 hours before departure
    Indications and Dose NICE


  3. Cyclizine side effects

    Like all medicines, Cyclizine comes with the risk of side effects, although they will not affect everyone who takes it.

    Common side effects:

    • Headaches
    • Feeling drowsy
    • Constipation
    • Dry mouth, nose or throat
    • Blurred vision

    Please note, this list is not exhaustive. For information on more serious and rarer reactions, please read our cyclizine side effects medical guide.

    More information on side effects can also be found in the patient information leaflet that accompanies your medicine.

  4. Cyclizine warnings and drug interactions

    Before you start taking Cyclizine tablets, please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicine at the same time, whether it is for sickness or another condition entirely. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.

    In particular, make sure your doctor or pharmacist is aware if you are taking any of the following:

    • Any medicines to treat depression, anxiety (such as propranolol) or sleeping problems
    • Any medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called anticholinergics
    • Any strong painkillers, such as pethidine

    Please note that this list is not exhaustive, learn more about Cyclizine drug interactions.

    Do not take these tablets if you have been drinking alcohol. Cyclizine's anti-vomiting properties may increase the alcohol's toxicity levels.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding 

    There is no evidence to suggest that cyclizine can harm your unborn baby. Cyclizine can also be prescribed to treat morning sickness when other treatments have been tried but failed to relieve symptoms.

    Learn more about treating Nausea during pregnancy 

    Our guide also provides more information on the safety of taking cyclizine during pregnancy.

  5. Cyclizine Hydrochloride Ingredients

    The main active ingredient within this medicine is: Cyclizine hydrochloride.

    For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

  6. How much does it cost to buy Cyclizine online in the UK?

    Cyclizine 50mg Tablets Buy Online UK Price (100 tablets)
    100 tablets £21.99


  7. Is Cyclizine addictive?

    Developing an addiction to Cyclizine is unlikely, but you should only use it for as long as required.

    How does Cyclizine compare to other medicines?

    Cyclizine is a drowsy antihistamine, meaning it can cause tiredness. This is not uncommon and other antihistamines can also have this effect, including promethazine and cinnarizine. Cyclizine is less likely to cause drowsiness compared to promethazine, although there is insufficient evidence to show which is more effective at relieving nausea. You may need to try more than one antihistamine to find the right one for you.

    Can I drink alcohol with it?

    You should avoid alcohol while taking Cyclizine as it can cause you to sleep very deeply. This may affect your breathing and cause difficulty in waking up.

    Is it safe to take long-term?

    Taking Cyclizine for long periods is not likely to cause any harm, although you should not take it for longer than you need to.

    Can I take paracetamol with Cyclizine?

    It is safe to take paracetamol with Cyclizine.

    Can Cyclizine cause liver damage?

    It is safe to take paracetamol with Cyclizine.

    Are there any other ways to treat morning sickness?

    Most pregnant women find that morning sickness goes away after between 16 and 20 weeks. Cyclizine is not officially approved as a morning sickness treatment, but it is considered to be beneficial and safe to take while pregnant. Lifestyle changes like eating cold food, drinking plenty of water and acupressure may also help to relieve morning sickness.

    How long does Cyclizine take to wear off?

    Cyclizine lasts for between four and six hours.

    Can I take Cyclizine for Anxiety?

    Cyclizine is not indicated for the treatment of anxiety. However, anxiety can cause nausea and vomiting symptoms which Cyclizine should be able to help relieve.

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Published on: 12/12/2020

Updated on: 11/05/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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