Stugeron Travel Tablets (Pack of 15)
- Effective fast relief for travel sickness
- Contains anti nauseant cinnarizine
- 15mg tablets
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- Highly effective in treating motion sickness
- Can be used by both adults and children over five
- Can be taken two hours before travel as well as during your journey
About Stugeron Travel Tablets
Stugeron travel tablets are effective in preventing travel sickness. They contain the active ingredient cinnarizine 15mg.
Cinnarizine belongs to the drug class of antihistamines. Unlike conventional antihistamines used primarily to treat allergies, cinnarizine has a different mechanism of action. Cinnarizine acts on receptors within the stomach to prevent muscle contractions and the feeling of nausea experienced when travelling.
Travel sickness if the feeling of nausea associated with travelling - be it in a car, on a boat or by plane. This is a common feeling caused by repeated movements while travelling, such as bumps in a car or moving up and down in a boat. The inner ear, responsible for balance and the notion of movement, sends different signals to your brain to what your eyes are seeing. These conflicting signals can make you feel unwell. Travel sickness is more common in young children but can be experienced by anyone.
There are practical measures you can take to minimize travel sickness:
- Sitting in the front of the car or the middle of the boat where movement is reduced.
- Looking straight ahead at a fixed point, try not to look at moving objects
- Breaking up long car journeys
- Opening car windows to allow fresh air to circulate
- Don’t eat a heavy meal before travelling
- Don’t stare at screens, such as phones or tablets.
- Use of acupressure bands
Using Stugeron Travel Tablets
Stugeron Travel Tablets can be taken by adults and children over the age of five years old.
Adults and children over 12 years old should take two tablets two hours before travelling. One tablet may then be taken every 8 hours during your journey if required.
Children aged 5 to 12 should take one tablet two hours before travelling. Half a tablet may then be taken every 8 hours during your journey if required.
Stugeron Travel Tablets should not be given to children under the age of five.
Stugeron should preferably be taken after meals. The tablets can be sucked, chewed or taken whole with water.
Stugeron Travel Tablets are widely used and effective in preventing the occurrence of travel sickness, however, everyone can respond to medication differently. If you find that stugeron travel tablets are ineffective you may want to try an alternative medication.
There are alternative treatments for travel sickness if you don’t want to try stugeron travel tablets:
- Avomine - contains promethazine, a similar antihistamine with antiemetic properties
- Phenergan - contains promethazine, a similar antihistamine with antiemetic properties
- Kwells - contains hyoscine hydrobromide which has antiemetic properties at low doses.
- Scopoderm patches - contains hyoscine hydrobromide in a patch form applied to the skin.
If you have young children or prefer not to take tablets acupressure bands are also available. These work by applying pressure to a particular point between the tendons on the inside of the wrist. Although there is little supporting evidence of how they work, they have no adverse effects and therefore may be an option.
Promethazine vs Cinnarizine
Promethazine and cinnarizine are both belong to the same class of antihistamine and act in a similar way. Both are sedating, however, promethazine has a longer duration of action and is, therefore, more sedating. It should be taken the night before travelling with a second dose the morning of if required. Both can be taken by children over the age of five.
Antihistamines vs Hyoscine
Hyoscine is effective in treating motion sickness and is a widely used antiemetic. It acts by blocking some signals sent from the inner ear to the brain, reducing conflicting signals and the feeling of nausea.
Hyoscine is generally thought to be more effective than antihistamines in preventing travel sickness but does come with the risk of more side effects. These include dizziness, drowsiness and blurred vision.
Hyoscine tablets can be used in children over the age of four.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
It is not advised that you take Stugeron Travel Tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your pharmacist or doctor if you require treatment for travel sickness or nausea in pregnancy.
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Side Effects of Stugeron Travel Tablets
As with any medication, it is possible that you may experience side effects when taking Stugeron Travel tablets. These don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
The most commonly experienced side effects associated with Stugeron Travel tablets are:
- Drowsiness, you should not take these tablets if you are driving or plan to drive within 8 hours of taking these tablets.
- Stomach upset, this is reduced by taking the tablets with or just after food.
In rare occasions, an allergic reaction may develop. This can include developing a rash, wheezing or breathlessness, swollen eyelids, face or lips. If this occurs stop taking these tablets and contact your doctor for advice.
Stugeron Travel tablets can interact with other medication, therefore, it is important to consult your pharmacist before taking these tablets along with other medicines.
You should not take Stugeron Travel tablets if you are taking tricyclic antidepressants or hypnotic drugs used to treat sleep and mood disorders.
You should not drink alcohol whilst taking these tablets.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
Directions of Use for Stugeron Travel Tablets
For adults and children over 12 years old: TWO tablets should be taken 2 hours before travel, followed by ONE tablet every 8 hours if required.
For children aged 5 to 12: ONE tablet should be taken 2 hours before travel, followed by HALF a tablet every 8 hours if required.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine…
■ If you have Parkinson’s Disease.
■ If you have porphyria (a hereditary blood disorder).
■ If you have liver or kidney problems.
■ If you are fructose and galactose intolerant.
■ If you are taking alcohol.
■ If you are taking any other medicines, including:
■ Tranquilisers (drugs used to relax muscles or decrease anxiety).
■ Tricyclic antidepressants or hypnotics (drugs used to treat mood or sleep disorders).
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
■ Do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if you are pregnant, think you
might be pregnant or are planning to become
Special warnings about this medicine
■ This medicine could affect your reaction to skin
tests used to investigate allergies. If you have taken
Stugeron 15 within 4 days before a test, tell your
■ The combined effect of Stugeron 15 and alcohol
may make you feel drowsy, therefore avoid
alcohol while taking this medicine.
■ The combined effect of Stugeron 15 and tricyclic
antidepressants and hypnotics (drugs used to treat
mood or sleep disorders) may make you drowsy.
■ Some people may experience stomach discomfort
after taking Stugeron 15. Taking Stugeron 15
after a meal may help reduce the possibility
of stomach discomfor
The active ingredient in Stugeron 15 tablets is:
Cinnarizine 15 mg.
Other ingredients are: Lactose monohydrate, maize starch, sucrose, talc, magnesium stearate, povidone.
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