Cyclizine

(Diconal®, Cyclizine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
No
Available as granules?
No
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
No
Available as an injection?
Yes
Available as nasal/oral spray?
No
Safe or appropriate to crush
Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Consider changing to an alternative medication for which other formulations are available.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Cyclizine
Usual formulation brand names
Diconal®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
-
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
50mg/ml injection
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
No
Liquid strengths
N/A
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
N/A
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Consider administering as the parenteral injection if appropriate or changing patient to an alternative anti-emetic for which liquid/suppositories are available (e.g. domperidone/metoclopramide).
Notes
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