What is Avomine?
Avomine is an antiemetic drug, used to prevent sickness and nausea (especially motion sickness and vertigo).
How does Avomine work?
Avomine contains promethazine which belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. This antiemetic substance blocks the nausea and prevents you from feeling sick.
What are the benefits of taking Avomine?
While travelling can be exciting, people who suffer from motion sickness can struggle with daily life. Whether they are affected on planes, cars, trains, buses or boats, it all falls under the umbrella of motion sickness and it disrupts travelling rather a lot.
Taking Avomine ensures you can travel without worries of feeling unwell.
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.
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 head and facial muscles, jerking and twitching in muscles.
The active ingredient in Avomine is Promethazine which is an antihistamine.
The other ingredients in this medicine are lactose, sodium metabisulphite, dextrin, microcrystalline, cellulose, potato starch, stearic acid and magnesium stearate. If you are lactose intolerant, you may want to check with a pharmacist to find out if Avomine is suitable for you.