Bonine Warnings and Precautions
Before you take this medicine, warnings and precautions for Bonine should be reviewed. Since the medication can cause blurred vision and drowsiness, make sure to see how it affects you before driving or operating heavy machinery. Elderly individuals may be more susceptible to the side effects of Bonine; you should check with your healthcare provider before taking it if you are over 60 years old.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Bonine?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Bonine® (meclizine hydrochloride) if you have:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Stomach ulcers
- An enlarged prostate (also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Alzheimer's disease
- An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
- Heart disease
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(This article refers to Bonine Original chewable tablets; it does not apply to Bonine for Kids, which contains a different medication.)