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Bonine for Kids Side Effects

Generic name: cyclizine

Note: This document contains side effect information about cyclizine. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Bonine for Kids.

Applies to cyclizine: oral tablet, oral tablet chewable.


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.

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking cyclizine (the active ingredient contained in Bonine for Kids) hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using cyclizine and call your doctor at once if you have:

Common side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to cyclizine: oral tablet, oral tablet chewable.

Nervous system

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Depressed levels of consciousness, loss of consciousness

Frequency not reported: Convulsions, coordination abnormal, decreased consciousness, dizziness, drowsiness, dyskinesia, dystonia, extrapyramidal motor disturbances, generalized chorea, headaches, incoordination, paralysis, paresthesia, somnolence, transient speech disorders, tremor[Ref]

Paralysis was reported with IV formulations and typically affected the limbs within minutes of administration. This side effect usually resolved within hours following discontinuation of treatment.[Ref]


Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Chills, sensation of heaviness

Frequency not reported: Asthenia, pain, tinnitus[Ref]


Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Pruritus

Frequency not reported: Allergic skin reaction, blisters, drug rash, erythema, fixed drug eruption, photosensitivity reaction, urticaria[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Abdominal pain upper, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, duodenogastric reflux, increased gastric reflux, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Agitation, auditory and visual hallucinations, disorientation, euphoria, insomnia, nervousness, Restlessness[Ref]

Auditory and visual hallucinations were reported, especially at doses exceeding recommendations.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Arrhythmias, hypertension, hypotension, palpitations, tachycardia, thrombophlebitis, vein tracking[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Apnea, bronchospasm, dry nose, dry throat[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Cholestatic hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, hypersensitivity hepatitis, liver dysfunction[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Injection site erythema, injection site pain, injection site reactions[Ref]

Injection site reactions included blisters, erythema, pain, thrombophlebitis, and vein tracking.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Anaphylaxis, angioedema, hypersensitivity reactions[Ref]

Anaphylaxis occurred with concomitant propanidid given via IV administration in the same syringe.[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Decreased appetite, loss of appetite[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Muscle spasms, twitching[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Blurred vision, oculogyric crisis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Urinary retention[Ref]


1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics."

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information."

3. (2019) "Product Information. Bonine For Kids (cyclizine)." Heritage/Insight Consumer Products

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.