Stugeron 15

 
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Information specific to: Stugeron 15.

About Stugeron 15 and how it works

This medicine helps prevent and relieve the symptoms of motion sickness. It is also used on to relieve symptoms of Meniere's disease such as vertigo, tinnitus, nausea and vomiting on advice of a health professional.

This medicine belongs to the class of medicines called antihistamines. It works by blocking the actions of a chemical called histamine and relieves symptoms of balance and movement problems such as dizziness, vertigo, nausea and vomiting.

This medicine is available in the form of tablets that are taken by mouth.

When using this medicine to prevent motion sickness, it is important that you take the first dose of the medicine at least two hours before you start travelling.

Speak to your doctor if your symptoms do not improve or if they get worse during treatment with this medicine.

Before using Stugeron 15

This medicine may not be suitable for everyone and some people must never take it. Check the leaflet that comes with your medicine to make sure that the medicine is suitable before taking it.

Always get advice from a healthcare professional before taking this medicine if:

  • you are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
  • this medicine is for a child under five years of age
  • you have Parkinson’s disease
  • you have liver or kidney problems
  • you have porphyria
  • you are about to have a skin allergy test in the next four days
  • you have fructose or galactose intolerance
  • you suffer from glucose-galactose malabsorption
  • you have sucrase-isomaltase deficiency
  • you have Lapp lactase deficiency

Medicines interactions

If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. Before taking this medicine consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines including vitamins, supplements and herbal or complementary preparations.

The following medicines may interact with this medicine:

  • tricyclic antidepressants
  • central nervous system depressants

Possible side effects of Stugeron 15

Most medicines can cause some side-effects but not everyone taking the same medicine will get the same side-effects.

The following side-effects have been associated with people taking this medicine:

  • gastrointestinal problems such as gastric irritation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and indigestion - taking this medicine after meals may help reduce gastric irritation
  • drowsiness
  • lethargy
  • movement problems or muscle rigidity
  • Parkinsonism
  • tremor
  • jaundice
  • skin problems
  • tiredness
  • weight increase
  • headache
  • dry mouth
  • sweating
  • hypersensitivity reactions
  • may affect the result of some skin allergy tests - do not take this medicine for four days before your test is due

If you experience other side effects or have any other worrying symptoms while you are taking this medicine, seek medical advice.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

Do not take this medicine if you are trying to become pregnant, are pregnant or are breast-feeding.

Other important information

Make sure that you read the package leaflet that comes with your medicine to check what dose you should take and if there is anything that you need to do if you take more than the recommended dose. If you are in any doubt about whether this medicine is suitable for you, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

This medicine can cause drowsiness and may affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. If this medicine affects you, you should not drive or operate machinery.

This medicine interacts with alcohol and may worsen drowsiness.

Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children.

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