What is Cyclizine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Valoid

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Cyclizine is a histamine H1 antagonist, used in the prevention and treatment of nausea, vomiting, and vertigo associated with motion sickness. It is also used to control nausea and vomiting following surgical procedures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Nausea 14 5
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 2 1
Cystic fibrosis 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 0
Motion sickness 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cyclizine

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 1
Dry mouth 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1
Tiredness 1
Tiredness increased 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Cyclizine

Dosage Patients
50mg as needed 3
150 mg daily 1
50 mg three times daily 1
25mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Cyclizine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 5
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Cyclizine

Duration

Currently taking Cyclizine

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Cyclizine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Cyclizine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Metoclopramide (Reglan) 1
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1
Prochlorperazine (Compazine) 1

Patients stopped taking Cyclizine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ondansetron (Zofran) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Cyclizine

Nov 14, 2012 (Started Oct 23, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: replaced with domperidone

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2012 (Started Oct 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 20, 2012 (Started Oct 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 21, 2010 (Started Nov 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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