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:
- Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
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:
- Feeling sick
- 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
- 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.
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.
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- Cinnarizine, Magnesium Stearate, Sucrose, Lactose
The active substance is cinnarizine. Each tablet contains 15 mg of cinnarizine.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, maize starch, sucrose, talc, magnesium stearate and polyvidone.
What Causes Motion Sickness and Can It Be Cured?
You’re ready for your holiday, can’t wait to get away to somewhere sunny, somewhere relaxing, somewhere you’ve never been before. But wait. There’s one thing looming over your trip that you just can’t shake and that’s travel sickness.
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Can I Take My Medication With Me On Holiday?
What anti sickness tablets can my 4 year old take ?
For a 4 year old old, I would recommend Joy Rides https://www.chemist-4-u.com/joy-rides-tablets-12s
Which medication has the least side effects, Kwells or Stugeron? Also, I'm a very anxious person so would this medication affect me in any way?
None really have more than the other as both contain different types of side effects. Also both can make you drowsy . It may effect you if you're taking other medication, If this is the case you would need to contact your GP or Pharmacist for further advice.
Can this be taken if you are on amitriptyline. My husband is on this due to a head injury when he was about 8.
Taking cinnarizine alongside amitriptyline may potentiate the sedative effects of the drugs. Please consult your doctor before use.
Can this be taken for nausea and sickness due to migraines?
Hi, sorry but this product is not licensed for any other use than travel sickness. There are products available to buy such as Migraleve which contain pain relief and an anti-sickness specifically for migraines.
Iâ€™m on the combined contraceptive pill (Levest) and was wondering if taking these tablets would effect the pill in any way?
There are no known interactions between your pill and any travel sickness medication you can purchase.
Is it safe to take Stugeron when 7 weeks pregnant? Iâ€™m due to go on a lengthy ferry trip and suffer sea sickness badly but am also dealing with morning sickness.
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