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User Reviews for Cyclizine

Brand names: Bonine for Kids, Cyclivert

Cyclizine has an average rating of 6.2 out of 10 from a total of 45 ratings on Drugs.com. 53% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 33% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Nausea/Vomiting  
5.5
33 reviews 159 medications
Motion Sickness  
8.3
12 reviews 112 medications

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Reviews for Cyclizine

latindiver · June 3, 2009

Marezine (cyclizine) for Motion Sickness "I'm a medical doctor (anesthesiologist), and also I'm a scuba diver, I was having strong problems of motion sickness, at one point just seeing the boat and I was in a motion sickness state. I started taking MAREZINE one pill the night before and another 1 hour before going on the boat and since then I've never had motion sickness."

10 / 10
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JB · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 7, 2019

For Nausea/Vomiting "Just started taking this as have been suffering with terrible sickness during my pregnancy. I would vomit every time I ate and became very dehydrated, I was totally exhausted and also looking after a toddler! My Dr prescribed this along with rehydration sachets and within 30 minutes I felt so much better and after an hour was able to eat a sandwich and keep it down which was just such a huge relief after not being able to stomach more than 2 or 3 bites of food! This drug has helped enormously and means I can get on with my normal life!"

9 / 10
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Mumof3 · Taken for less than 1 month · February 26, 2020

For Nausea/Vomiting "cyclizine stopped the sickness but side effects horrendous. The first made me feel light headed and drowsy. The second made me agitated and stopped me sleeping. Also gave me palpitations and sense of dread. Awful medication will never take again. Disappointed doctor prescribed it really wish hadn't had them."

1 / 10
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Randll · February 22, 2013

Marezine (cyclizine) for Motion Sickness "It was ten minutes before my 30 minute puddle jumper flight. A friend knew of my sickness and handed me box of Marzine and said take one so I did. What difference, no side effects no sickness. Was not sleepy or tired. Felt GREAT after flight."

10 / 10
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sea wife · Taken for less than 1 month · July 24, 2013

Marezine (cyclizine) for Motion Sickness "This is by far the best thing on the market for motion sickness. My husbands first love is the ocean so I have had to find something that helps me function on the water. I take it the night before and only have to take 1/2 the morning of our crossing to Catalina. It really works. A sail boater told me about this medicine 20 years ago. The only problem, it's hard to find. More people should know about this medicine."

10 / 10
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frazzleboxed · Taken for less than 1 month · May 27, 2019

For Nausea/Vomiting "Was given this drug as anti-sickness medication during a stay in hospital when suffering from severe tonsillitis. Immediately I started seeing weird shapes appear as I looked around and my heart rate increased rapidly as I felt very confused and overwhelmed. I screamed out for the doctor as I thought I was about to die. It felt like I was tripping on psychedelic drugs but so so much worse. I was given oxygen and my legs raised to calm down and I was fine within 30 minutes. I have never had an adverse reaction like this to medication before in my life and the experience was very scary for me."

1 / 10
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Millie g · Taken for less than 1 month · March 28, 2020

For Nausea/Vomiting "I took these cyclizine when I had been feeling sick for around 7 days and haven’t eaten, I lost so much weight and my doctor gave me these. First time taking them I didn’t feel sick but I was sooo sleepy and managed to sleep the whole day. I also had weird dreams and woke up seeing shapes around the room. I’m on the 6th day of taking them and I still get spells of feeling like I’m going to throw up. I also get constipated or lose bowels :( not pleasant"

4 / 10
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119911 · Taken for less than 1 month · July 18, 2020

For Nausea/Vomiting "I’ve been prescribed 50mg Cyclizine due to feeling nauseated every day without an explanation. The first day I had noticeable side effects, with the first dose in the afternoon making me tired and my eyes blurred often. The second dose at night made me extremely agitated, and my legs kept involuntary jolting me awake. But from the day and since then I’ve been taking it for a week and haven’t had any more side effects. In addition my nausea has completely gone."

9 / 10
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Bill D. · August 22, 2014

Marezine (cyclizine) for Motion Sickness "This works for my wife and myself every time and even under the worst conditions (small fishing boat in rough seas at anchor). Take one the night before & 1 hr before boarding then every 3 hrs if needed. Nothing else has worked for us."

10 / 10
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Ele · Taken for less than 1 month · January 31, 2021

For Nausea/Vomiting "I was prescribed Cyclizine when eight weeks pregnant after two weeks of very bad morning sickness where I reached the point that I couldn’t keep anything down. I was worried to take it but it has been very helpful. It kicked in very quickly, for the next few days I was still sick on odd occasions but not nearly as much and after taking it for a week my diet was almost back to what I was eating pre pregnancy. I still felt a degree or nausea but not to the debilitating degree I had before. As described on the instructions I felt dizzy/eyes went a bit funny at points but not for long and I was just so glad to feel less sick. I am ten weeks now and still suffer occasional bouts of sickness, once every few days, but not nearly as badly."

8 / 10
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Rebecca g · Taken for 5 to 10 years · September 7, 2022

For Motion Sickness "I have taken this for travel sickness for some years now. I guess it works as I haven’t vomited or even had nausea while travelling, even on a bumpy 10 hour flight across the North Atlantic. It does make me super tired and it gives me major dry mouth, but I will take that over nausea any day and I sleep through the boring long haul flights :)"

9 / 10
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Hmg · Taken for less than 1 month · May 17, 2019

For Nausea/Vomiting "Given this cyclizine by IV after feeling sick on metronidazole from blood infection from piercing. Within seconds I nearly passed out, I was shaking uncontrollably all over , teeth chattering, eyes closed, convulsions etc. Thought I was going to die. Told adverse reaction to cyclizine, second that day apparently, so obviously quite common"

1 / 10
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Peaflow · January 25, 2018

For Nausea/Vomiting "I have morning sickness, vomiting (pregnancy) etc. My doctor gave me this medication. It works straight away but I had side effects. I had dry mouth and had to drink a lot of mineral water. I had constipation. After I took the tablet my body was shaking I felt cold and I couldn't concentrate on anything I felt weak for a first 1 hour. I felt better later and my stomach didn't upset me anymore. I noticed that 50mg was to big dose for me and I was taking just half of the tablet. It didn't last long but I had less of the side effects. Overall big help and this medicine helped me a lot and stop feeling bad and vomiting. I am not sure it is safe for my baby but helped me stay alive during first 12 weeks of my pregnancy."

4 / 10
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Jojo1972 · Taken for less than 1 month · August 25, 2017

For Nausea/Vomiting "Following surgery I was administered with cyclizine IV for nausea and had an immediate adverse reaction. My whole body was shaking my teeth were chattering uncontrollably I was losing sensation in my hands and feet and felt like I was falling into blackness. I had tightening in my chest and chest pains with an increased heart rate. And for 1 1/2 hours after it being administered I was unable to pass urine although I was absolutely desperate. My heart rate remains higher than usual for the following 8 to 10 hours and I was unable to sleep also. I have now noted this drug with my GP and will take extra caution next time. My nurses told me I was having a panic attack as I probably wanted to pass your in after my surgery. This was far worse"

1 / 10
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Ronny Hotdog · Taken for less than 1 month · November 27, 2017

For Nausea/Vomiting "To cut a long story short, I got septic from failed appendicitis operation as a teenager. On morphine to help with the pain I got the sickness and spent some time on another anti-emetic. This stopped working eventually so I was given a cyclizine injection. I vividly remember my leg going into convulsions, watching the fear in my mum's face as she stood by, then my whole body shaking uncontrollably with sweats. I passed out soon after, woke up with no idea how much time had passed but was told I was allergic to it. Horrible reaction to an horrible drug."

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 2 to 5 years · September 10, 2021

For Nausea/Vomiting "I'm emetophobic (fear of vomiting) and have these pills for any times I get sick or feel really nauseous. They do get rid of the nausea but they come with a lot of side effects. They make me incredibly drowsy, to the point where I have to sleep. If I fight it I get this "high" feeling where I'm disoriented and not fully aware of the passage of time or what's going on around me. I get super dizzy and feel all floaty and strange. Weirdest symptom is every time someone speaks or I hear a loud noise it feels like my brain has fallen out my skull? Or like I've just dropped several feet? They do work to get me to sleep but if I wake after a few hours I can still feel the confusion and dizziness side effects"

8 / 10
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Monkeymama · Taken for less than 1 month · August 24, 2021

For Nausea/Vomiting "I am 7 weeks pregnant and have been experiencing nausea and vomiting all day and night for the last couple of weeks. Finally spoke to the GP and started on cyclizine up to 3 times a day. The nausea decreased straight away and I’ve managed to actually keep food and drink down. The only draw back is it makes me incredibly tired which causes issues with getting to work and actually staying awake while there!"

8 / 10
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Tyna · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 23, 2021

For Nausea/Vomiting "I’m on Cyclizine for pregnancy sickness and nausea. It definitely works for mild nausea and prevents me from vomiting, however Cyclizine makes me incredibly sleepy and drowsy. I feel like I’m “high”. Definitely can’t leave my house or drive after each pill."

8 / 10
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Tried Nausicalm · Taken for less than 1 month · May 7, 2022

For Motion Sickness "I took this prior to a several-hour long bus trip with a number of stops, and I felt as though it did absolutely nothing for me, unfortunately by the end of the trip I was green in the face and feeling horribly nauseous (a typical experience for me when travelling with no anti nausea meds in my system)"

1 / 10
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Amy · April 2, 2021

For Nausea/Vomiting "I took these for nausea associated with endometriosis but very quickly realised they made me feel high and also worked as a sleeping pill. I’m not addicted to it, but my boyfriend passed on a month ago and now I just take it to sleep because nothing else works and unlike antidepressants there’s no withdrawal symptoms if I want to stop. Also I can but it over the counter here in SA."

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 2 years · March 19, 2022

For Nausea/Vomiting "Have taken cyclizine pretty much consistently for 2 years now for nausea and vomiting caused by gastro issues. 50mg/1 tab x2 daily and It really helps with my nausea. Takes about an hour and a half to kick in for me which is slightly frustrating but once it does I get 5-9 hours relief. When I don’t take it I feel exhausted and generally tired, think I may have developed an addiction from long term use. Will speak to GP. Please don’t let this worry you though, I’ve taken it at least once daily for 750+ days now. It isn’t recommended long term use 6m+ but it really does work for me so I’m reluctant to change it."

9 / 10
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Liam · Taken for less than 1 month · March 4, 2022

For Nausea/Vomiting "During my recent hospital stay where everyday I would wake up extremely nauseated every day and come 6pm I’d again feel very very sick preventing me from eating. A 2mg IV injection to my canular would help almost immediately, preventing me from feeling like I would throw up, and the effect would last a good 5 hours or so."

10 / 10
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Trinity · February 20, 2022

For Nausea/Vomiting "I was prescribed with 50mg cyclizine tablets at 7 weeks pregnant because I couldn’t keep anything down and I was severely dehydrated. A week into taking them and I’d say I’ve gone from being sick 15 times a day to 3 or 4 times a week. They’ve really worked for me but they give me an awful stomach ache"

9 / 10
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Mandy · Taken for 1 to 2 years · January 9, 2021

For Nausea/Vomiting "I have used this cyclizine a few times. First time was in hospital during a bout of Clostridium Difficile, it really worked and took the nausea away. I have since had gastro problems and have been using this again, it works after an hour or so and tends to last a few hours. This time round I have experienced a few side effects. Constipated in the evening and I had vision problems too. I will be speaking to my Dr to see what he says."

7 / 10
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carlyyy · May 12, 2017

For Nausea/Vomiting "Was having persistent nausea and vomiting due to a virus. Was given this drug and it did work nice after about an hour, I could finally sleep for a little bit, however it doesn't work for very long (only about 2-3 hours) and came with side effects, like shakiness and restlessness later on in the day (at least my doctor told me this medicine was to blame for that)"

5 / 10
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