Medically reviewed on Dec 29, 2017
What is Cyclivert?
Cyclivert may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Cyclivert if you are allergic to it.
To make sure Cyclivert is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
FDA pregnancy category B. Cyclivert is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether cyclizine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Cyclivert should not be given to a child younger than 6 years old.
How should I take Cyclivert?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take Cyclivert in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
The chewable tablet must be chewed before you swallow it.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since Cyclivert is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, rapid heartbeats, fever, slowed breathing, seizure (convulsions), and uncontrollable movements of your lips, tongue, or face.
What should I avoid while taking Cyclivert?
This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of cyclizine.
Cyclivert side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Cyclivert and call your doctor at once if you have:
painful or difficult urination;
little or no urinating;
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest; or
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
Common side effects may include:
drowsiness, weakness, loss of coordination;
nausea, dry mouth, constipation; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect Cyclivert?
Taking Cyclivert with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can worsen these effects. Ask your doctor before taking Cyclivert with a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Other drugs may interact with cyclizine, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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