Buclizine

Description

Buclizine is an antihistamine that is used to treat motions sickness, especially to prevent and treat symptoms such as abdominal pain, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headaches, etc. It may also be used either alone or in a combination with other medicines for the treatment of hay fever and other allergic conditions.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Buclizine

  • Drowsiness or sleepiness
  • Increased appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Loss of coordination
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin rash
  • Convulsions (seizures)

Uses of Buclizine

What is it prescribed for?

  • Motion sickness
  • Vertigo and vestibular disorders
  • Allergic conditions
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken by this medicine to show its effects is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the potential benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the potential benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to buclizine or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the potential benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment after evaluating the potential benefits and risks associated with the use of this medicine.
General warnings

Other medicines

This medicine may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you report all your current medicines, including any herbs and supplements, to the doctor before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Impaired liver function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired liver function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impaired kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the patient's clinical condition.

Driving vehicles and operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause symptoms such as dizziness, difficulty in concentrating, drowsiness, sleepiness, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Prostate disorder

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of prostate disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms or worsening of condition to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Cardiovascular diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of cardiovascular diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Report any unusual symptoms or worsening of condition to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Alcohol use

Avoid or limit the uptake of alcohol while taking this medicine since the risk of adverse effects is significantly higher if alcohol is taken during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Phenobarbital

Benzodiazepines

Zolpidem

Diazepam

Disease interactions

Glaucoma

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from glaucoma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases.

Renal/Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with an impairment of liver/kidney function due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases.

Epilepsy

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from epilepsy or seizure disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of clinical condition, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve or get worse after taking this medicine.
Miscelleneous

To be taken immediately after food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by altering the levels of certain specific chemicals (histamines) in the body. This reduces the symptoms associated with motion sickness, hay fever, and other allergic conditions.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antihistamines, Anticholinergic antiemetics

Schedule

Schedule G

Buclizine - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00354

Buclizine [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 14 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Buclizine

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Information on this page was last updated on 20 Sep 2018

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