Avomine Tablets 25mg contains the active ingredient Promethazine theoclate, which is an antihistamine mostly used for preventing travel sickness and nausea.
What can you use Avomine Tablets for?
It can also be used in the treatment and prevention of:
- Travel sickness
- Vestibular disturbance
How does Avomine Tablets Work?
Avomine Tablets 25mg can provide up to 24 hours relief in one dose and is generally well tolerated and can be used by children from 5 years. The active ingredient, promethazine, works by blocking histamine from binding to receptors in the body. It blocks histamines in a part of the brain known as the “vomiting centre” which is activated when it receives nerve messages from the ear.
The vestibular apparatus in the middle ear is constantly providing feedback to your brain about the position of your body, especially when you are travelling by boat or car. This is what causes symptoms of motion sickness when travelling and leads to nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and vertigo (spinning sensations). In order to prevent this, you can take Avomine tablets one to two hours before travelling. If you are going to go for a longer journey, you should take Avomine tablets at bedtime, the day before starting out.
Uses / Instructions
Adults and children aged over 10 years:
Take one tablet.
Children aged 5-10 years:
Give half tablet.
Children aged 2-4 years:
Give quarter tablet.
This product should not be used in children under 2 years of age because safety of such use has not been established. For the relief of travel sickness the above dosage should be taken promptly and repeated nightly if required.
For long journeys:
Take tablet at bedtime on the night before you travel.
Take tablet one or two hours before travel.
Nausea and vomiting due to other causes
One 25mg tablet at night is often sufficient, but two or three tablets are sometimes necessary. Alternatively, more frequent administration such as 25mg two or three times a day may be required for some patients. It is often not necessary to give more than four of the 25mg Avomine Tablets in 24 hours.
In the above indications children over 10 years of age may be given the lower adult doses described above. Children between 5 and 10 years may be given half the adult dose. Tablets are not suitable for administration to children aged between 2 and 5 years. An oral liquid preparation is recommended in this age group. Not for use in children under 2 years of age.
No specific dosage recommendations.
- headache, dizziness, restlessness, confusion, you may feel tired or sleepy
- children may become over excited while taking this product
- occasionally some people, especially the elderly, may experience blurred vision, dry mouth or have difficulty passing water
- loss of appetite, upset stomach, nightmares
- cramp or muscles twitching or jerking, or the muscles become rigid
- unusual movements of the head and face muscles.
See patient information leaflet for full details.
Each tablet contains the active ingredient promethazine teoclate 25mg.
Avomine also contains: lactose, sodium metabisulphite (E223), potato starch, dextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.