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Although most people taking Bonine do not experience any problems, side effects are possible. Some of the side effects that may occur with this medication include abdominal pain, drowsiness, fatigue, and headache. While side effects of Bonine are generally mild and do not require medical attention, you should contact your healthcare provider if you experience an unexplained rash, difficulty passing urine, or confusion.

An Introduction to Bonine Side Effects

As with any medicine, Bonine® (meclizine hydrochloride) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Bonine. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Bonine side effects with you. Also, this article refers to Bonine Original chewable tablets; it does not apply to Bonine for Kids, which contains a different medication.)

Possible Side Effects of Bonine

Based on the very limited information from Antivert® (the prescription-only version of Bonine) or from other similar antihistamines, the most common side effects with Bonine probably include:
  • Blurred vision
  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Thickening of bronchial secretions (chest mucus).
Other reported side effects of Bonine or similar antihistamines include:
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