Post-operative cyclizine misuse

J Woodfield, E J St George

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Cyclizine is commonly prescribed as an anti-emetic post-operatively. We report a case of a 51-year-old woman who developed addiction to intravenous cyclizine following regular administration at recommended doses. This is the first report of cyclizine misuse post-operatively. We compare this case to cyclizine abuse reported amongst other populations. Prescribers should be aware of the potential of cyclizine as a drug of abuse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-2
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


  • Aggression
  • Antiemetics
  • Cyclizine
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Euphoria
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
  • Risk Factors
  • Substance-Related Disorders


Dive into the research topics of 'Post-operative cyclizine misuse'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this