Travel sickness or motion sickness occurs when there is a confusion in the brain about motion signals and vision. Travel sickness tablets or patches work by preventing this or dampening the effects if taken after onset of symptoms.
Promethazine and Hyoscine are the two most popular prescription medicines used for travel / motion sickness. DrFelix offers both on prescription after you complete our travel sickness consultation.
Your medicine will be dispatched in plain and discreet packaging to an address of your choice. Next day delivery available.
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Summary of available medications
|Kwells 0.3mg hysoscine||12 to 36 tablets||From £6.50|
|Avomine 25mg (Promethazine)||10 28 tablets||From £5.95|
|Scopoderm Patches hyoscine 1mg/72hrs||2 to 10 patches (3 days each)||From £9.00|
|Kwells 0.3mg hysoscine||12 tablets||£6.50|
|Kwells 0.3mg hyoscine||24 tablets||£8.95|
|Kwells 0.3mg hyoscine||36 tablets||£12.95|
|Avomine 25mg (Promethazine)||10 tablets||£5.95|
|Avomine 25mg (Promethazine)||20 tablets||£7.95|
|Avomine 25mg (Promethazine)||28 tablets||£9.95|
|Scopoderm Patches hyoscine 1.5mg/72hrs||2 patches (3 days each)||£9.00|
|Scopoderm Patches hyoscine 1.5mg/72hrs||4 patches (3 days each)||£16.00|
|Scopoderm Patches hyoscine 1.5mg/72hrs||10 patches (3 days each)||£32.00|
What is travel sickness?Travel sickness or motion sicknesses are used interchangeably to describe a group of symptoms experienced whilst travelling. They can vary for each individually but most commonly include dizziness, vomiting and nausea. Travel sickness is also known as car sickness, sea sickness or air sickness.
What are the initial symptoms of travel sickness?Some initial symptoms of travel sickness can be dizziness, pale skin, extra saliva, rapid breathing, headache, fatigue and a cold sweat. These will clear up normally as your body adjusts to the circumstances causing of the problem for most people; however other people will not see any improvement until they leave the conditions causing the travel sickness.
Who can get motion sickness?Everyone can get motion sickness; however some can be more prone to it than others. It is common to see women suffering from this during menstruation and people suffering from migraines.
What travel sickness treatments are available on prescription?There are two types of medicine mostly prescribed for motion sickness’ Hyoscine and Promethazine. Hyoscine is thought to be slightly more effective and Promethazine has less sedative side effects so might be more desirable in some circumstances.
How do travel sickness tablets work?Motion sickness tablets dampen the confusion which occurs in the brain when there is a mismatch between the motion and visual signals in the brain. Travel sickness tablets are most effective when taken before the sickness starts, but can be taken when symptoms have started to reduce the nausea and sickness.
What travel sickness treatments are available on prescription?
There are two types of medicine mostly prescribed for motion sickness’ Hyoscine and Promethazine. Hyoscine is thought to be slightly more effective and Promethazine has less sedative side effects so might be more desirable in some circumstances.
These are adhesive patches, and one patch can be active for 3 days.
These tablets can be repeated every 6 hours if needed. The standard dosage is to take 1 or 2 tablets half an hour before travelling
These tablets can be repeated every 6 hours if needed. The standard dosage is to take 1 or 2 tablets 1-2 hours before travelling or 1 tablet before sleeping the night before travelling.
Some people experience tiredness and are recommended to not drive, if not feeling alert.
Other possible side effects can be a headache, dizziness, visual disturbances, disorientation, dry mouth and pupil dilation.
Scopoderm patches can also cause skin irritation.
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