How Long Does it Take for Cyclizine to Work?

13th September 2021

Cyclizine is a medication for the treatment of nausea caused by vertigo, travelling, inner and middle ear problems, radiotherapy treatment, or after a surgery where general anaesthetic has been used. Cyclizine is an antihistamine that contains the active ingredient Cyclizine. 

Cyclizine is a generic medication that may be purchased without the need for a doctor’s prescription. It may be used by adults and children aged 6 years and older.

woman taking cyclizine

What are the benefits of using Cyclizine?

Cyclizine is effective in providing relief to nausea. The medicine’s active ingredient – Cyclizine – is effective in blocking the receptors in the brain’s vomiting centre and prevents them from receiving signals from the vestibular area. It can effectively stop the vomiting centre from reacting and prevents the feeling of nausea.

 

Can I take Cyclizine?

Cyclizine can be taken by those aged 6 years and over, however like with all medications, there are some situations that would prohibit/add caution to you taking Cyclizine. If you choose to purchase with Eumeds, you must inform us if you have:

  • Had an allergic reaction to Cyclizine or any other medication
  • Previously, or currently have Glaucoma
  • Problem urinating
  • Crohn's disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Hernias
  • Colon cancer
  • Liver problems
  • Epilepsy or any condition that causes you to experience fits
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart failure
  • A tumour called Pheochromocytoma
  • An intolerance to or cannot absorb some sugars, such as lactose or sorbitol
  • Porphyria
  • To have an allergy test very soon after taking the medication
 

Are there any side effects to Cyclizine?

Like all medications, Cyclizine can cause some side effects. These common side effects happen in more than 1 in 100 people.

Common side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Constipation 

Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 10,000 people. If you experience any of these side effects, you must see a doctor:

  • Muscle stiffness
  • Shaking
  • Unusual face or tongue movements
  • Any bleeding such as a cut or nosebleed, that doesn’t stop within 10 minutes
  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes
 

How long does Cyclizine take to work?

Cyclizine should start work after 30 minutes of taking it. You should start to feel better around 1-2 hours after taking the medication, and it will alleviate feelings of nausea for about 4-6 hours.

 

How do I buy Cyclizine online?

You can safely buy Cyclizine 50 mg online at UK Meds, without the need for a prescription or consultation with a medical professional, however you should adhere to the advice given in the patient leaflet enclosed.