What are Avomine Tablets and what are they used for?
Avomine Tablets are classified into a group of medicines called antihistamines. Each tablet contains the active ingredient Promethazine theoclate (25mg) that offers effective relief for people who suffer from motion or travel sickness. It is a useful medicine to have on hand as it can also be used to treat vomiting and nausea caused by other illnesses.
Avomine tablets can also be used to treat the following symptoms:
Avomine tablets are available in boxes of 30 tablets and are suitable for the treatment of nausea in children and adults over the age of 2 years. These tablets should not be taken for more than 7 days without consulting with a doctor.
What is travel sickness?
Travel sickness can be a very debilitating condition, often restricting everyday activities. Specialised products such as Avomine Tablets can be used as an effective method to combat the symptoms of travel sickness. Avomine Tablets can also be used in the treatment of vomiting and nausea including travellers diarrhoea treatment.
How does Avomine work?
Avomine tablets contain the active ingredient, Promethazine theoclate. It works by stopping the naturally occurring histamine from binding to its receptors in the vomiting centre of the brain. Normally, this part of the brain reacts to nerve signals from the vestibular apparatus in the middle ear.
The vestibular apparatus tells the brain about the movements of the head. Constant movement such as when travelling by car or boat can cause too many signals to the vomiting centre, resulting in symptoms of nausea, vertigo, or vomiting. Promethazine theoclate blocks the action of histamine in the vomiting centre thus preventing nauseous feelings.
Avomine Tablets warnings
Make sure to read the following instructions carefully before using this product.
Do not give Avomine tablets to a child under 2 years old.
Do not use Avomine tablets if any of the following apply:
You have had an allergic reaction to promethazine, a phenothiazine or any of the other ingredients in this product
You take monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) or have taken any in the last 14 days
You suffer from CNS depression
If you suffer from any of the following, take special consideration and consider consulting with a doctor or pharmacist before using this product:
Headaches accompanied by blurred vision
Asthma, bronchitis or any other chest condition
Stomach pains accompanied by vomiting
Ringing in ears
Difficulty maintaining balance
Reye’s syndrome or possible Reye’s syndrome
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist of any other medicines you take or are intending to take before using this product.
Consult with a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are currently taking any of the following:
Tricyclic antidepressants or sedatives
Medicine for cramps and stomach pains, Parkinson’s disease or bladder problems
This medicine may interfere with the results of allergy skin tests, so refrain from using this medicine for 72 hours before taking an allergy skin test
Avomine and alcohol
Do not use Avomine tablets alongside alcohol as the effects of alcohol will be magnified.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
You should not use Avomine if breastfeeding, pregnant, or if you suspect you are pregnant unless a doctor tells you otherwise.
Avomine may interfere with the results of pregnancy tests. Avomine can cause babies to become irritable if used whilst breastfeeding.
Avomine, driving and operating machinery
Avomine tablets can make you drowsy, disorientated and confused. Until a few days have passed and you are certain that Avomine does not affect you in these ways, you should refrain from driving or operating machinery.
Make sure to read the entire product information leaflet and all packaging before using any new medicine. Inform your doctor of any medicines you intend to take.
Avomine Tablets dosage
For adults and children over 10 years old:
To prevent travel sickness on longer journeys, take 1 tablet each night before bed, starting with the night before travel.
To prevent travel sickness on shorter journeys, take 1 tablet 1 or 2 hours before commencing travel.
To treat travel sickness, take 1 tablet as soon as symptoms appear, and follow up with a second tablet in the evening. If necessary, take a third tablet on the following evening.
For children of 5-10 years old:
Use only half a tablet, at the same time as adults.
Avomine Tablets should not be used by children under 5 years old.
To treat vomiting, sickness or vertigo that is not caused by travel sickness, take one tablet (or half of one tablet if between 5-10 years old) three times a day.
Do not take this medication for more than 7 days without consulting with a doctor.
Avomine Tablets ingredients
The active ingredient in Avomine tablets is: Promethazine theoclate 25mg.
The following ingredients are also contained within Avomine tablets: Lactose, sodium metabisulphite (E223), potato starch, dextrin microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.
Avomine Tablets side effects
Side effects of Avomine can include:
Confusion, dizziness, restlessness, headache, tiredness, children may become excitable, blurred vision (especially in elderly people), dry mouth, loss of appetite, difficulty passing water, nightmares, muscle cramps, stomach upsets, rigid movement of the head and facial muscles, jerking and twitching in muscles.
If any of these effects concern you or this medicine has any other effect on you, stop using it and consult with a doctor or pharmacist.
Not everyone will experience side effects.