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Post-operative cyclizine misuse

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-2
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013

Abstract

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.

    Research areas

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

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