- WHAT CAN AVOMINE TABLETS BE USED FOR -
Avomine is a medicine which helps to prevent, and helps to stop, travel sickness. It is believed that travel sickness is caused when the brain receives different messages from the eyes, the stomach and the ears, which seem to be inconsistent or conflicting.
As a result, you feel sick (nausea) and may vomit. Avomine works on the brain by blocking those messages which make you feel sick and which cause vomiting.
Your doctor may, however, prescribe Avomine for giddiness or light headedness, or for sickness after an operation, and in such cases the tablet should be taken as instructed by your doctor.
- BEFORE TAKING AVOMINE TABLETS -
If the answer to any of these questions is "yes", please tell your doctor or pharmacist. The tablets may not be suitable for you:
- if you have had an allergic reaction to Promethazine or any other ingredients?
- if you have taken medicines for depression known as Monoamine Oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) within the last 14 days?
- these tablets must not be taken if you have CNS depression, people with CNS depression will sleepy or unconscious.
If you suffer with asthma, bronchitis, glaucoma, epilepsy or heart, liver, kidney or bladder problems tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets.
If you have have severe headaches with blurred vision, severe stomach pains with vomiting dizziness, difficulty with keeping your balance, ringing in the ears or other problems as well as feeling sick, you should tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking these tablets. This is because the effects of taking these tablets may make it more difficult to find out why you are unwell.
If you have a bad cough, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking Avomine tablets.
If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or are breastfeeding your baby, you should not take Avomine tablets unless they have been recommended for you by a doctor. If you are breastfeeding your baby, Avomine tablets may cause your baby to be irritable or excited.
If you are taking medicines to help you sleep, or for depression, mental illness, anxiety or crampy stomach pains, Parkinson's disease or bladder problems, Avomine may not be suitable for you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice. You should tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines or are seeing another doctor or attending hospital for any reason.
If you are having a pregnancy test or a skin test for allergy, do not take Avomine tablets as they interfere with the results; if you are having a skin test you should stop taking the tablets at least 72 hours before the skin tests.
These tablets contain Sodium Metabisulphite, which can cause allergic reactions in some people. Sodium Metabisulphite is found in some medicines, foods and drinks. If you get a rash, itching or difficulty breathing or worsening of your asthma after taking something known to contain this chemical, please consult your doctor or pharmacist. These reactions are more common in patients with a history or allergy or asthma.
While taking these tablets, you should avoid drinking alcoholic drinks as the tablets will add to the effects of alcohol.
These tablets may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, disoriented or confused or cause you to have headache. You should not drive or operate machinery for the first few days, and until you are sure that you are not going to feel affected by these unwanted effects.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU TAKE TOO MANY TABLETS -
If a child or an adult has swallowed more than the recommended number of tablets, contact your doctor or nearest hospital casualty department immediately.
- THINGS TO BE AWARE WHILST TAKING AVOMINE TABLETS -
Like all medicine Avomine may sometimes cause unwanted effects (side effects). These tablets may give you a headache, or may make you feel dizzy, restless, confused, tired or sleepy. If you are affected, do not drive or operate machinery until you are sure the effects have worn off.
Sometimes children may become over-excited while taking Avomine TABLETS.
Occasionally some people, especially the elderly, may experience blurred vision, dried mouthed or difficulty in passing water. The tablets may cause loss of appetite, upaet stomach, nightmares. If these things continue please see your doctor.
Some people notice that they get cramp or muscles twitching or jerking, or the muscles become rigid. Unusual movements of the head and face muscles sometimes occur. If these problems continue or become a nuisance or you notice any other side effects, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
If you develop a severe rash, itching swelling of the face, lips or mouth, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, paplpitations or irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure (light headed feeling when standing) speak to your doctor immediately.
If you get any infections, fevers or sore throats which seem to go on a long time or have any unexplained bruising or nose bleeds, or if you develop a yellow colour to the skin, dark urine and yellowing of the whites of the eyes please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Avoid strong sunlight while taking Avomine Tablets as your skin may be more sensitive to the effect of sunlight.
If you have to go to the doctor, or hospital for any reason, tell them you are taking Avomine Tablets.
- STORING YOUR MEDICINE -
* Keep your medicine in the original container to protect them from the light which may spoil them.
* Keep you medicine in a safe place where children can not reach it.
* If your doctor decides to stop the treatment you should return any tablets that are left to your pharmacist for disposal. Medicines should not be put down the sink, toilet or in the bin.
* Do not use after the expiry date. This is printed on the pack.
* The product licence number is: 15833/0003
* Date of last review: May 1998
* Please read this carefully before you start to take your tablets. This leaflet contains some important information about your tablets. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor or pharmacist *