Motion sickness, sometimes referred to as sea sickness, travel sickness or car sickness, is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion.
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Motion sickness, sometimes referred to as sea sickness, travel sickness or car sickness, is a very common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion such as from the swell of the sea, movement of a car, or the motion of turbulent air on a plane. The symptoms of motion sickness are nausea, vomiting, dizziness, sweating, and a sense of feeling unwell. These symptoms arise from the inner ear (labyrinth) due to changes in one’s sense of balance and equilibrium. Stugeron travel sickness tablets can be used to alleviate these symptoms.
Motion sickness is caused by repeated movements when travelling, like going over bumps in a car or moving up and down in a boat. Often reading, watching a film or sitting with your head down while travelling can all cause you to feel unwell. The inner ear sends different signals to your brain from those your eyes are seeing. These confusing messages could cause you to feel unwell.
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• to control travel sickness.
• for problems with balance (such as Ménières disease) to treat symptoms of:
Stugeron travel sickness tablets is for use in adults and children aged over 5 years.
Stugeron travel motion tablets is available without prescription. However, you still need to take Stugeron carefully to get the best results from them.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet before starting to take this medication.
The following tips may help you avoid travel sickness:
• At sea
• On the road
Vertigo feels like you or everything around you is spinning – enough to affect your balance. It’s more than just feeling dizzy. A vertigo attack can last from a few seconds to hours. If you have severe vertigo, it can last for many days or months.
There are a number of possible causes for vertigo but the most common problem is linked to Inner ear problems, which affect balance, other possible common causes:
How much to take
For travel sickness
Adults and children over 12 years
• 2 tablets 2 hours before travelling then
• 1 tablet every 8 hours during the journey
Children aged 5 – 12 years old:
• 1 tablet 2 hours before travelling then
• ½ a tablet every 8 hours during the journey
For problems with balance
Adults and children over 12 years old:
• 2 tablets 3 times a day
Children aged 5-12 years old:
• 1 tablet 3 times a day
If you take more Stugeron tablets than you should, talk to a doctor or go to the nearest hospital casualty department straight away.
If you forget to take Stugeron tablets
• Make sure you leave 8 hours since your last tablet before taking the missed dose
• Then keep taking your medicine as your doctor has told you
• Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side eff ects, although not everybody gets them.
Common (aff ects less than 1 in 10 people)
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Weight gain
Uncommon (aff ects less than 1 in 100 people)
• Feeling tired
• Having stomach pain
• Being sick (vomiting)
• Increased sweating
• Skin rash (swelling, redness or itching of the skin)
Other side eff ects (frequency not known):
• Unusual movements, including trembling and shaking of the hands and fingers, twisting movements of the body, shuffling walk and muscle stiff ness
• Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
Other side eff]ects that may occur with this type of medicine include allergic reactions, headache and dry mouth.
What you need to know before you take Stugeron tablets
Do not take Stugeron tablets if:
• You are allergic to cinnarizine or any of the other ingredients of this medicines.
• Your child is under 5 years old
Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Stugeron tablets.
Check with your doctor before taking Stugeron tablets if:
• You have Parkinson’s disease
• You suff er from liver or kidney problems
• You have a blood problem called ‘porphyria’
You may still be able to take Stugeron tablets, but you should discuss this with your doctor first.
Other medicines and Stugeron tablets.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription, herbal medicines, dietary supplements or vitamins.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines for:
• Diffi culty sleeping
Talk to your doctor before taking Stugeron tablets if you are taking any of these medicines.
This medicine could reduce your reaction to skin tests for allergies. If you have taken Stugeron tablets in the 4 days before these tests, tell your doctor.
Stugeron tablets with alcohol Stugeron tablets can make you drowsy. Drinking alcohol may make this worse.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
• Do not take Stugeron tablets if you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or might become pregnant
• Do not take Stugeron tablets if you are breast-feeding. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding
Driving and using machines Stugeron tablets can make you drowsy. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines.
Stugeron tablets contain lactose and sucrose. If your doctor has told you that you are intolerant of some sugars, discuss it with them before taking this medicine.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed here You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this product.
How to store Stugeron tablets
• Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the label.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
What Stugeron tablets contain:
• 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.
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