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About Stugeron 15mg Tablets
Stugeron Travel Sickness Tablets: Travel sickness can be a real pain but these tablets can help you feel less queasy and more ready for the journey ahead. Whether you are travelling by plane, car, boat or train, these travel sickness tablets will work to prevent and treat travel sickness while also ensuring you are more alert.
Stugeron 15mg Tablets information
What are Stugeron Tablets and what are they used for?
Stugeron is a travel or motion sickness tablet containing the active ingredient cinnarizine. Cinnarizine is an antihistamine that reduces symptoms of travel sickness, regardless of the cause. These symptoms include:
- Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) associated with middle ear disorders
Stugeron tablets can be taken by adults and children over the age of 5 years to help combat unpleasant symptoms associated with travelling. A single dose should be taken 2 hours before the intended travel with effects lasting for up to 8 hours.
How do Stugeron Tablets work?
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.
Alternatives to Stugeron Tablets
If you would prefer to not use any medicine to help with travel sickness there are ways that you can try to minimise the effects the motion has on you. To avoid travel sickness, try to remain seated and face forwards whilst travelling. To suppress nausea, try focusing on a single point on the horizon.
Alternatives travel sickness treatments that use slightly different ingredients to reduce symptoms include:
Stugeron Tablets warnings
Reading the following warnings carefully will help to ensure you are selecting an appropriate product.
- Do not exceed the stated dose
- May cause drowsiness, if affected do not drive or operate machinery
- Do not give these tablets to children under 5 years old
Stugeron Tablets and other medicines
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)
- Sleeping tablets
- Opioid painkillers (such as morphine, codeine, tramadol, or fentanyl)
- Tricyclic antidepressants (such as amitriptyline)
- Cinnarizine may reduce the effects of histamines (which can be used to treat leukaemia) and betahistine (which can be used to treat Meniere's disease).
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.
Stugeron Tablets dosage
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.
Stugeron Tablets ingredients
The active ingredients contained in this medicine is: Cinnarizine 15mg.
The medicine also contains the following inactive ingredients: Maize starch, lactose monohydrate, talc, sucrose, povidone and magnesium stearate.
Stugeron tablets side effects
Not everyone will experience side effects when they take medication, however, if you do they can include:
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.
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Stugeron 15mg Tablets FAQs
Stugeron tablets are used to treat nausea and vomiting that occurs due to motion sickness or other causes. Its active ingredient is an antihistamine called cinnarizine.
Motion sickness and vertigo occur when the brain receives certain signals from organs in the middle ear. Cinnarizine prevents these nerve signals from reaching the brain by blocking certain muscarinic receptors.
The most common side effect of Stugeron is drowsiness. You will be most at risk of this side effect if you are also taking another medicine which causes drowsiness. Always inform us of any other medicines which you are taking so that we can help to minimise potential side effects.
Stugeron works gradually. From the time you take the tablet, it will take 2.5 to 4 hours in order to reach its full effect.