Stugeron 15mg (Cinnarizine) - 15 Tablets - 4 Pack

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What are Stugeron Tablets?

Stugeron Tablets are an effective remedy for nausea and other symptoms caused by travel sickness. Stugeron Tablets contain the active ingredient cinnarizine, which helps to control symptoms caused by balance or movement problems. This is what makes Stugeron Tablets perfect for anyone planning to travel by car, boat or air.

 

What causes travel sickness? 

Travel sickness, also known as motion sickness, is what happens when the signals from your eyes and the signals from your inner ear confuse the brain. When what your eyes and ears sense doesn't match up, for example, when you're moving up and down as a boat travels through the waves, but your brain also thinks you’re standing still. This confusion in the brain makes you feel sick or throw up.

 

How will the cinnarizine in Stugeron tablets help to ease my travel sickness?

Stugeron tablets contain 15mg of the active ingredient cinnarizine, which is an antihistamine. When the signals in your brain become confused, it can begin producing a natural substance called histamine, which tells your body to feel or be sick. Cinnarizine blocks histamine, keeping it from telling your stomach to feel sick and easing your travel symptoms in the process.

 

Can I use this product for anything other than travel sickness?

Stugeron tablets can also be used to reduce symptoms caused by movement or balance problems. For example, in those who have Meniere's disease, this product can be used to ease symptoms such as dizziness, light-headedness, feeling or being sick, or ringing in your ears.

 

Can I drive after taking these tablets?

Stugeron tablets can make you feel drowsy. If this happens to you, do not attempt to drive or use any tools or machinery until you are sure that you are safe to do so. If you’re taking these tablets because you’re planning on driving, remember to have backup transportation, as someone else may need to drive if you’re too drowsy to do so safely.

 

Can I drink alcohol while I’m taking this product?

You should avoid drinking alcohol while you’re taking Stugeron. This is because these tablets can cause drowsiness and drinking alcohol can make this worse.

 

Can I take these travel sickness tablets if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

You should not take Stugeron travel sickness tablets if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. If you’re worried about travel sickness at this time, speak to your doctor or pharmacist and ask them to recommend a suitable treatment.

 

Can I take this product if I’m taking other medication?

If you’re taking any other medication, including those you obtained without a prescription, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product. This especially applies if you’re taking medication for:

  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
  • Pain
  • Depression

 

How to take Stugeron travel sickness tablets

You can suck, chew, or swallow Stugeron Travel Sickness Tablets with water. The number of tablets you should take will differ depending on your age and what you’re using it for.

For travel sickness

  • Adults and children over 12 – Take 2 tablets 2 hours before travelling. Then take 1 tablet every 8 hours throughout your journey
  • Children aged 5 – 12 – Take 1 tablet 2 hours before travelling. Then take half a tablet every 8 hours throughout your journey

For balance problems

  • Adults and children over 12 – Take 2 tablets 3 times a day
  • Children aged 5 – 12 – Take 1 tablet 3 times a day

 

Can I buy Stugeron over the counter?

 You do not need a prescription for Stugeron 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 this product not be used?

Stugeron tablets are not suitable for children under the age of 5. Do not take this product if you are allergic to cinnarizine or any of the other listed ingredients. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you have:

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Liver or kidney problems
  • Porphyria, which is a blood problem
  • Intolerance to some sugars, as this product contains lactose and sucrose

 

Do Stugeron tablets have any side effects?

Like all medications, Stugeron tablets can have side effects, although not everyone will experience them. These include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Feeling sick
  • Indigestion
  • Weight gain
  • Feeling tired
  • Stomach pain
  • Being sick
  • Sweating more than usual
  • Skin rash, swelling, redness, or itching of the skin
  • Unusual movements, e.g. trembling or shaking hands and fingers, twisting body movements, shuffling walk, muscle stiffness
  • Jaundice, showing symptoms such as yellowing skin or whites of the eyes
  • Allergic reactions
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth

If you experience these or any other side effects while using this product, stop use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist. For more information about reporting the side effects of medication, please see the MHRA’s Yellow Card Scheme.

 

How to store this product

Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use this product if the expiry date printed on the original packaging has passed. Keep out of sight and reach of children.

 

Important information

This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U 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 us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk

If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our 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.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.

 

Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.

If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

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Stugeron 15mg (Cinnarizine) - 15 Tablets - 4 Pack Reviews

By Mo Ayrshire,
December 19, 2023
It works as expected.
By customer,
September 26, 2023
Worked for me.
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