- WHAT CAN AVOMINE TABLETS BE USED FOR -
Avomine is a medicine which helps to prevent, and helps to stop, travel sickness. It is believed that travel sickness is caused when the brain receives different messages from the eyes, the stomach and the ears, which seem to be inconsistent or conflicting.
As a result, you feel sick (nausea) and may vomit. Avomine works on the brain by blocking those messages which make you feel sick and which cause vomiting.
Your doctor may, however, prescribe Avomine for giddiness or light headedness, or for sickness after an operation, and in such cases the tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor.
- BEFORE TAKING AVOMINE TABLETS -
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", please tell your doctor or pharmacist. The tablets may not be suitable for you:
- if you have had an allergic reaction to Promethazine or any other ingredients?
- if you have taken medicines for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within the last 14 days?
- these tablets must not be taken if you have CNS depression, people with CNS depression will sleepy or unconscious.
If you suffer with asthma, bronchitis, glaucoma, epilepsy or heart, liver, kidney or bladder problems tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets.
If you have have severe headaches with blurred vision, severe stomach pains with vomiting dizziness, difficulty with keeping your balance, ringing in the ears or other problems as well as feeling sick, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets. This is because the effects of taking these tablets may make it more difficult to find out why you are unwell.
If you have a bad cough, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Avomine tablets.
If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or are breastfeeding your baby, you should not take Avomine tablets unless they have been recommended for you by a doctor. If you are breastfeeding your baby, Avomine tablets may cause your baby to be irritable or excited.
If you are taking medicines to help you sleep, or for depression, mental illness, anxiety or crampy stomach pains, Parkinson's disease or bladder problems, Avomine may not be suitable for you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. You should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines or are seeing another doctor or attending hospital for any reason.
If you are having a pregnancy test or a skin test for allergy, do not take Avomine tablets as they interfere with the results; if you are having a skin test you should stop taking the tablets at least 72 hours before the skin tests.
These tablets contain Sodium Metabisulphite, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. Sodium Metabisulphite is found in some medicines, foods and drinks. If you get a rash, itching or difficulty breathing or worsening of your asthma after taking something known to contain this chemical, please consult your doctor or pharmacist. These reactions are more common in patients with a history or allergy or asthma.
While taking these tablets, you should avoid drinking alcoholic drinks as the tablets will add to the effects of alcohol.
These tablets may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, disoriented or confused or cause you to have headache. You should not drive or operate machinery for the first few days, and until you are sure that you are not going to feel affected by these unwanted effects.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU TAKE TOO MANY TABLETS -
If a child or an adult has swallowed more than the recommended number of tablets, contact your doctor or nearest hospital casualty department immediately.
- THINGS TO BE AWARE WHILST TAKING AVOMINE TABLETS -
Like all medicine Avomine may sometimes cause unwanted effects (side effects). These tablets may give you a h
- HOW AND WHEN TO TAKE AVOMINE TABLETS? -
* ADULTS *
- For the preventation of travel sickness on long journeys -
* Take one tablet each night at bedtime starting on the night before you travel.
- For the preventation of travel sickness on short journeys -
* Take one tablet one or two hours before traveling. If you forget to take a tablet, take one as soon as you remember.
- Treatment of travel sickness -
* Take one tablet as soon as you fell sick followed by a second tablet the same evening. Take a third tablet the next evening if necessary.
- Nausea and vomiting due to other causes -
* One tablet each night is usually enough, but two or more tablets may be required by some patients. These can be taken in intervals during the day, but is unusual for more than 4 tablets to be needed in any 24 hour period.
* CHILDREN OVER 10 YEARS OLD *
* Give half the lower adult dose (one tablet) as described above.
* CHILDREN 5-10 YEARS OLD *
* Give half a tablet at the same time as for adult.
- WHAT IS IN AVOMINE TABLETS? -
Each tablet contains the active ingredient Promethazine Theoclate BP 25mg.
This is one of a group of medicines called Phenothiazines.
Avomine is an Anti-Emetic (anti sickness drug).
Avomine is available in boxes containing blister strips of 10 or 28 tablets.
Also available in securitainers of 250 tablets.
The other ingredients used to make Avomine are Lactose, Sodium Metabisulphite, Potato Starch, Dextrin, Microstalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid and Magnesium Stearate.