What is Stugeron 15?
Stugeron 15 is a medication used to control travel sickness. It treats the nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with this common condition.
How does Stugeron work?
Cinnarizine is the active ingredient in Stugeron 15 tablets. There’s 15mg of this ingredient, which is called an anti-nauseant, in each Stugeron tablet. Cinnarizine helps to stop you feeling sick or being sick.
You shouldn’t take Stugeron tablets if:
- You have had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients
- You are breastfeeding
Make sure you talk to your doctor if any of the following apply to you:
- You are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
- You have Parkinson’s Disease
- You have liver or kidney problems
- You are intolerant to fructose or galactose
- You have porphyria
- You are taking tranquilisers, tricyclic antidepressants or hypnotics
How do you take Stugeron?
Always take Stugeron travel sickness tablets as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
The standard Stugeron cinnarizine dosage for adults is 2 tablets two hours before travelling and 1 tablet every eight hours during the journey. The tablets can be sucked, chewed, or swallowed whole with water.
If you find yourself experiencing stomach discomfort when taking this medication, it may help to take it just after eating a meal.
You should not drink alcohol whilst taking Stugeron tablets. The combination of this medication and alcohol may make you drowsy.
If you forget to take a dose, take a Stugeron cinnarizine tablet when you remember (as long as it is at least 8 hours since the last tablet). Never take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
How effective is Stugeron?
Stugeron tablets are clinically proven to treat travel sickness. Bear in mind that motion sickness tablets are more effective when taken preventatively, so it’s best to take Stugeron before you travel as directed in the patient information leaflet.
You can also try the following ways to ease your travel sickness:
- Look at a fixed point on the horizon rather than movement happening around you
- Take some slow, deep breaths
- Get as much fresh air as you can, either by opening a window or stopping regularly
- Close your eyes or go to sleep
What are the main side effects of Stugeron?
Stugeron travel tablets can cause side effects, like any medication can, although not everyone will experience them.
Three common side effects of Stugeron are:
- Upset stomach
Stugeron tablets can make you drowsy. You shouldn’t drive or operate machinery until you know that you won’t be affected in this way.
For a full list of Stugeron side effects, please see the patient information leaflet.