my partner is on 30mg x 3times a day after having treatment for throat cancer, he is so tired and can sleep nearly all day, is this a common side effect? his doctor advised to cut the middle tablet out at lunchtime but he felt so sick he started taking it again. He had chemotherapy for 6weeks and radium treatment for 7 weeks. His treatment finished 12 weeks ago and is fed via a peg feed in the night. He had his PET scan 2 weeks ago and has been given the results that we were hoping and praying for, the all clear from throat cancer.
14 May 2011
Yes, the drowsiness is a common side effect of the cyclizine for nausea and vomiting. He is on a moderate dose of this med. Unfortunately, this side effect will probably not get better with continued use.
Congratulations on the ALL CLEAR!! and hope the nausea gets better soon.
14 May 2011
Hi, first of all, congratulations on the great news! Unfortunately tiredness is a common side effect of cyclizine. I take it myself, but although i do get the drowsiness it doesn't send me to my bed. Your partner has been through a lot though so it isn't surprising the meds have more of a sedative affect for him. There are other anti-emetic drugs but i don't know if they would be suitable for him? I would speak to his dr again and find out if there is anything else he can suggest. Goodluck
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