- Used for travel sickness
- Prevents and treats nausea and vomiting
- Contains the active ingredient promethazine
- Treats symptoms related to travel sickness
- An effective solution for nausea and vomiting
- Contains the active ingredient cinnarizine
- What is travel sickness?
- What are the symptoms of travel sickness?
- How do travel sickness medicines work?
- Can I buy treatment for travel sickness online?
- How to diagnose travel sickness?
- How long does it take for travel sickness medicines to work?
- Are there any special consideration for children experiencing travel sickness?
- What additional precautions to take for motion sickness?
- Patient information leaflet
What is travel sickness?
Travel sickness is a common ailment that affects more travellers than you think. It happens when the movement you see differs from your inner ear sensations. Travel sickness causes dizziness, vomiting, and nausea. This is an ancient sickness and part of literature, illustrations, and myths. Without proper treatment, it can destroy your holiday enjoyment or even hinder everyday life functions.
This disorder is not limited to a single vehicle –you can get sick in a car, train, aeroplane, or even a ship. Some people are too sensitive and may become sick taking a ride in an amusement park. Travel sickness is not dangerous, but it does make travelling an unpleasant experience. However, there are simple strategies, lifestyle changes, and medications that can help you get over travel sickness with ease. You can educate yourself about this disorder and take appropriate steps to stop it from hindering your quality of life.
What are the symptoms of travel sickness?
Travel sickness can affect anyone. It can strike quickly and make you feel nauseous or break out in cold sweats. Its common symptoms include;
- Increased saliva production in the mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Pale skin
- Shallow breathing
You can exhibit one or more symptoms at a time.
How do travel sickness medicines work?
In most cases, you can easily avoid travel sickness from manifesting with easily available over-the-counter medicines at Click pharmacy.
Travel sickness tablets, like Avomine or Sturgeon, are very convenient and easy to use medications that can help prevent and treat the symptoms, like nausea, associated with travel sickness. They work by blocking the histamine action in the body from binding its receptors to a brain area known as the vomiting centre. This kind of action makes antihistamine tablets extremely effective in preventing travel sickness.
Whether you are travelling by car, boat, plane, or something else, the constant movement can cause a large number of signals to be sent to your brain, especially the vomiting centre, resulting in the manifestation of the symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and vertigo. The antihistamines work to block the histamine action in the vomiting part of the brain, thereby preventing the sensation of nausea.
OTC antihistamine tablets are perfectly suitable for use in adults and children aged 5 years and above.
Can I buy treatment for travel sickness online?
The most suitable treatment for travel sickness is available on the click pharmacy website. Taking these antihistamines will prevent the manifestation of the symptoms associated with travel sickness. You can use these tablets yourself or for your kids because of their suitability for all ages. If feeling confused, you can reach out to the website and consult a health expert about your condition. They will recommend the right product for you, and it’ll be on your doorstep in no time.
How to diagnose travel sickness?
Travel sickness usually resolves itself quickly and doesn’t require a professional diagnosis. Most people afflicted with travel sickness know the feeling when it’s coming on because this illness only occurs when travelling or other specific activities, like riding a rollercoaster.
How long does it take for travel sickness medicines to work?
The antihistamine tablets work gradually. Starting from the time you take your tablet, it may take 4 to 6 hours for the medicine to show its maximum effect. Make sure to follow the dosage instructions to the letter to ensure the best results. Take this medicine before travelling.
Are there any special consideration for children experiencing travel sickness?
Children ages 2 to 12 are more susceptible to travel sickness as compared to adults. You can make some appropriate lifestyle changes or take medicines appropriate for kids to prevent motion sickness from occurring. Consult your doctor or Click pharmacy healthcare experts for advice. Only give the recommended dose of a medicine for motion sickness.
Generally, motion sickness medicines make people sleepy. This effect is usually appreciated by many parents. However, in some cases, the travel sickness medicine may cause an opposite effect by acting as a stimulant. Ask your GP for better advice.
What additional precautions to take for motion sickness?
Avoidance of triggers is usually the best method of prevention. However, you cannot always avoid travelling. There are countless reasons you may need to travel at some point in life, like education, business, vacation etc. Therefore, you can adopt the following strategies in addition to taking your motion sickness medicine to lessen the impact of symptoms.
- Sit in the front seat when travelling in a car or a bus
- Prefer a seat with a window on aeroplanes and trains
- Try lying down to rest or sleep during the journey if possible
- Concentrate at the horizon
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid alcoholic drinks or caffeinated beverages
- Try some distracting activities, like watching a movie or listening to songs
- Consume flavoured lozenges
Patient information leaflet
Always read the patient information leaflet before starting your treatment.
Last reviewed 11 April 2023
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