Stugeron is a travel sickness tablet containing the active ingredient cinnarizine. Cinnarizine is an antihistamine that reduces symptoms of travel sickness, regardless of the cause.
Stugeron tablets can treat the symptoms of vomiting, nausea, dizziness, vertigo, and ringing in the ear (tinnitus) that is associated with middle ear disorders.
Stugeron tablets contain 15 mg of the active ingredient cinnarizine. This is an antihistamine that stops nerve signals from triggering the vomiting centre in the brain. These signals are sent by the vestibular apparatus at the inner ear, and preventing them from reaching the brain suppresses symptoms of travel sickness.
The vestibular apparatus is sending the brain information on the body's position. When the head is moving a lot, such as when travelling by car or plane, these signals can trigger the vomiting centre in the brain. This causes symptoms such as nausea, dizziness, vertigo, or vomiting.
The way cinnarazine works is by blocking histamine receptors in the vomiting centre of the brain. This means that any nerve signals sent to the brain by the vestibular apparatus will not activate the vomiting centre.
You can chew or swallow Stugeron tablets.
Stugeron can cause stomach upsets. Taking the tablets with or after food may reduce this effect.
Don't take more than the recommended dose of Stugeron tablets.
Taking Stugeron alongside other medicines that can cause drowsiness may cause an increased risk of drowsiness. Take care if you are using other medicines that cause drowsiness, such as:
Antipsychotics (such as chlorpromazine or haloperidol)
Benzodiazepines (such as diazepam or temazepam)
Sedating antihistamines (such as chlorphenamine, promethazine, or hydroxyzine)
Opioid painkillers (such as morphine, codeine, tramadol, or fetanyl)
Tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline)
Cinnarizine may reduce the effects of histamines (which can be used to treat leukaemia) and betahistines (which can be used to treat Meniere's disease).
Additional tips for dealing with travel sickness
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To avoid travel sickness, try to remain seated and facing forwards whilst travelling. To suppress nausea, try focusing on a single point on the horizon.
Adults and adolescents 12 years and over:
Take 2 tablets, two hours before travelling and 1 tablet every 8 hours thereafter if needed.
Children 5-12 years:
Take 1 tablet two hours before travelling and half a tablet every 8 hours thereafter if needed.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however if you do they can include:
Drowsiness, headache, hypersensitivity.
If you are concerned about these effects, or if the product affects you in any other way, stop using it and talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Do not exceed stated dose.
- May cause drowsiness, if affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Please read all packaging and the Product Information Leaflet before taking any new medicine and inform your doctor of medicines you are taking or intend to take.
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is/are:
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients to make up the complete product:
Maize starch, lactose monohydrate, talc, sucrose, povidone and magnesium stearate.