Stugeron tablets are recommended for the treatment of motion sickness.
Stugeron 15 tablets can have side-effects, like all medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and are usually mild.
If you experience the following, stop using the medicine and tell your doctor straightaway:
■ Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to these tablets. Signs of allergy include rash (such as hives); wheezing; breathlessness; swollen eyelids, face or lips; complete collapse.
If you get any of these symptoms soon after taking Stugeron 15, don’t take any more.
Tell a doctor straight away. Take the packaging and this leafl et with you.
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
■ Upset stomach
■ Increased weight
If any of these apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Stugeron 15.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine…
■ If you have Parkinson’s Disease.
■ If you have porphyria (a hereditary blood disorder).
■ If you have liver or kidney problems.
■ If you are fructose and galactose intolerant.
■ If you are taking alcohol.
■ If you are taking any other medicines, including:
■ Tranquilisers (drugs used to relax muscles or decrease anxiety).
■ Tricyclic antidepressants or hypnotics (drugs used to treat mood or sleep disorders).
If you are not sure about any of the medicines you are taking, show the bottle or pack to your pharmacist.
If any of these bullet points apply to you now or in the past, talk to a doctor or pharmacist.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
■ Do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before
taking this medicine if you are pregnant, think you
might be pregnant or are planning to become
Special warnings about this medicine
■ This medicine could affect your reaction to skin
tests used to investigate allergies. If you have taken
Stugeron 15 within 4 days before a test, tell your
■ The combined effect of Stugeron 15 and alcohol
may make you feel drowsy, therefore avoid
alcohol while taking this medicine.
■ The combined effect of Stugeron 15 and tricyclic
antidepressants and hypnotics (drugs used to treat
mood or sleep disorders) may make you drowsy.
■ Some people may experience stomach discomfort
after taking Stugeron 15. Taking Stugeron 15
after a meal may help reduce the possibility
of stomach discomfort.
Driving and using machines
■ Some people may feel drowsy after taking
Stugeron 15. If you are affected in this way,
do not drive or operate machinery.
Some of the ingredients can cause problems
■ If you have been told you have an intolerance to
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this
3 How to take this medicine
Check the table that follows to see how much
medicine to take.
■ Do not use more than the stated dose shown in the table.
■ Stugeron 15 should preferably be taken after meals.
■ For oral use only.
■ The tablets may be sucked, chewed or swallowed
whole with water.
Children under 5 years
Stugeron 15 is not recommended for children under 5 years old.
Adults and children 5 years and over
5 – 12 years
Take 1 tablet two hours before
travelling and ½ tablet every
eight hours during the journey.
Adults and children
over 12 years
Take 2 tablets two hours before
travelling and 1 tablet every eight
hours during the journey.
■ Keep this leafl et. You may need to read it again.
■ Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
■ If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor of pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
■ You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel worse.
1 What the medicine is for
Stugeron 15 is a medicine, which is used to control travel sickness. The tablets contain cinnarizine, which is an antinauseant that helps reduce feelings of nausea during travel.
This medicine is for use in adults and children aged 5 years and over.
2 Before taking this medicine
This medicine is suitable for most adults and children,
but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine…
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the ingredients.
■ If it is for a child under 5 years old.
■ If you are breast-feeding.
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
■ Abdominal pain, upper
■ Feeling weak
■ Increased sweating
■ Skin lesion
Other effects which may occur but it is unknown how often:
■ Dry mouth
■ Yellow colouration of skin and eyes
A small number of people, mostly elderly patients taking
Stugeron for a long time, may experience twitching or
jerky body movements, muscle stiffness, feeling restless,
trembling or a slowness of movement.
In a few instances, mainly when Stugeron is used for
a long time, rashes and itchy bumps on the skin may
occur, sometimes with mouth sores.