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    Buclizine

    Information about Buclizine

    Buclizine uses

    Buclizine is used in allergic conditions and motion sickness. It relieves allergic symptoms of nose, eyes and skin.

    How buclizine works

    Buclizine is an antihistamine. It works by blocking the action of a chemical messenger (histamine). This helps treat various allergic conditions such as conjunctivitis and urticaria. This also stops the vomiting centre in the brain from receiving nerve messages that would otherwise cause motion sickness (nausea & light-headedness).

    Common side effects of buclizine

    Sleepiness
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    Expert advice for Buclizine

    • Buclizine relieves symptoms of allergic conditions such as rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and urticaria.
    • It may also be used for the prevention and treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness.
    • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Buclizine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
    • Avoid consuming alcohol while taking Buclizine, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
    • Dry mouth may occur as a side effect. Frequent mouth rinses, good oral hygiene, increased water intake and sugarless candy may help.

    Frequently asked questions for Buclizine

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    Q. Can Buclizine be used as an appetite stimulant?

    No, the Indian government has banned the use of Buclizine as an appetite stimulant [Gazette notification S.O. 6161(E)]. There are no studies available to show its rational use for increasing hunger. Buclizine is used for relieving various symptoms of allergy and motion sickness.

    Q. Can I feel sleepy after using Buclizine?

    Yes, Buclizine can make you feel sleepy. Avoid driving, operating machinery, working at heights or participating in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.

    Content on this page was last updated on 18 February, 2020, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)