Laura HendersonMedical Content WriterUpdated on: 31/10/2018Next review: 30/10/2020
Are Kwells Kids tablets right for my child?
Kwells Kids tablets are a fast and effective remedy for motion sickness that can relieve these symptoms in children. If you’re about to take a trip with your little one, Kwells Kids tablets can help to relieve the discomfort and distress caused by motion sickness, making your journey a pleasant one.
How does Kwells Kids work?
Kwells Kids tablets work by targeting the delicate balancing organs in the ear which are disturbed by motion sickness and the nerves responsible for nausea. This helps to prevent travel sickness before it even starts so your kids can enjoy their journey. These tablets can be taken up to 30 minutes before the start of your journey and feature a convenient scoreline, making them easy to halve so your child can easily take the most effective amount of Kwells Kids for them.
Will these tablets make my kids feel drowsy?
Kwells Kids tablets may make you drowsy, so do not leave any children who have taken this product unattended. If you feel sleepy after taking Kwells Kids do not attempt to drive or operate machinery or tools. Drinking alcohol while taking Kwells Kids could make you feel drowsier and is not recommended.
How to take Kwells Kids tablets
In children aged over 10, give them one or two tablets every six hours, as needed. In children aged 4 to 10, provide half or one tablet every 6 hours as needed. Do not give your child this medication more than three times in 24 hours. Tablets can be taken up to 30 minutes before travelling and can be sucked, chewed or swallowed.
Do I need a prescription for Kwells Kids tablets?
You do not need a prescription for Kwells Kids tablets, however you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist-4-U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that this product is the best choice for you.
When should Kwells Kids tablets not be taken?
Children under the age of four should not take Kwells Kids tablets. Do not take this product if you are allergic to hyoscine hydrobromide or any of the other listed ingredients. Kwells Kids tablets are not suitable for those suffering with:
Blockage of intestines
The narrowing of the stomach outlet
An enlarged prostate gland.
Speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before giving this product to your child if they:
Are under medical care, especially for heart, metabolic, gastrointestinal, liver, or kidney conditions
Have previously had a sudden painful inability to pass urine
Have ulcerative colitis
Have diarrhoea or fever
Have Down’s Syndrome
Suffer from seizures or fits
Do not take Kwells Kids tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless advised by your doctor, Chemist 4 U pharmacist, or midwife.
Does this product have any side effects?
Like all medications, Kwells Kids tablets can have side effects, although not everybody will get them. These include:
Increased body temperature due to decreased sweating
Increased seizure frequency in those with epilepsy
Allergic reactions, e.g. difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing, rash, itching, swelling
If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist right away.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact your doctor.
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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Kwells kids tablets can be sucked, chewed or swallowed whole. They can be taken either with or without food.
Children aged 4 to 10 years should be given half to one tablet up to 30 minutes before travel. For long journeys this dose may need repeating every six hours, however do not give more than three tablets in 24 hours.
Children over 10 years of age should be given one or two tablets up to 30 minutes before travel. For long journeys this dose may need repeating every six hours, however do not give more than six tablets in 24 hours.
Hyoscine Hydrobromide 150mg
Potato Starch part dried
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with hyoscine hydrobromide. Just because a side effect is stated here does not mean that all children using Kwells kids will experience that or any side effect.
Kwells kids tablets may cause drowsiness and blurred vision. If your child is affected in this way they should avoid potentially hazardous activities such as riding bikes. You should not leave your child unattended after giving them this medicine.
Your child should not drink alcohol while taking Kwells kids, as it is likely to make the above side effects worse.
If your child has persistent vomiting that is not due to travel sickness, it is important to see a doctor. You should not continue to use Kwells kids, because vomiting is a symptom of various conditions and the tablets could delay early diagnosis.
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