Bonine Warnings and Precautions
Specific Bonine Warnings and Precautions
Warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Bonine include the following:
- Bonine can cause blurred vision and drowsiness. Be sure to see how the drug affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery.
- Bonine can cause breathing problems in people with asthma or COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. If you have asthma or COPD, check with your healthcare provider before taking Bonine.
- The medication can worsen stomach ulcers, GERD, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostate. If you have one of these conditions, do not take Bonine without checking with your healthcare provider first.
- Bonine may interact with certain other medications (see Bonine Drug Interactions).
- Elderly individuals may be more susceptible to the side effects of Bonine (and may also be more likely to be taking medications that interact with Bonine). If you are over 60 years old, it might be a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking this drug. Bonine can worsen many conditions common in the elderly (such as an enlarged prostate or Alzheimer's disease).
- Make sure to check with your healthcare provider before taking Bonine if you have hyperthyroidism, any heart problems (including heart disease), or high blood pressure, as it is possible that Bonine could worsen these conditions.
- This medicine is not recommended for children under the age of 12 years old.
- Bonine is considered a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that it probably will not cause problems if used during pregnancy, although the full risks are not currently known (see Meclizine and Pregnancy).
- At this time, it is unknown if Bonine passes through breast milk (see Meclizine and Breastfeeding).