Avomine for travel sickness management

Avomine is a medicine which contains Promethazine Teoclate known for its anti-sickness properties. This medicine helps to treat nausea and vomiting in some people associated with travelling. It also effectively manages vertigo and prevents unpleasant states which occur during travelling.

Avomine is produced in the form of 25mg tablets for taking by mouth. You can buy it without prescription and have in among your most necessary things for travelling.

How to use this medicine?

Your health and well-being can be dependent on many factors including motion during travelling. Because your body experiences difficulties in nausea and sickness control you may need to take certain medicines.

Avomine is taken before your travel, start using it at bedtime. The usual dose for adults is 1 tablet.

If you want to prevent sickness on short journeys, use 1 tablet one or two hours before travelling.

You may also need to take it if you feel sick during the day.

Children from 2 years of age can be given Avomine. Still it should be done under strict control.

Children from the age of 5 to 10 years can take half of the adult dose. Children older than 10 years can be given one tablet.

Important information

Young children (under 2 years old) should not be treated with this medicine.

Avomine is not used in the following cases:

If you have allergic reactions to promethazine

If you have been using Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) within the last 14 days.

If you have glaucoma, epilepsy, heart problems, serious liver problems, kidney or bladder problems.

Do not take Avomine longer than 7 days.

Do not mix Avomine with anticholinergic agents, antidepressants, sedatives.

Possible side effects

Avomine is generally well – tolerated, but in some cases it may produce unwanted effects including: allergic reactions, headache, dizziness, restlessness, confusion, blurred vision, dry mouth or loss of appetite.

Some of these side effects are serious and demand special medical attention.

Dioralyte - a must-have in travel

Dioralyte Sachets Citrus, Dioralyte Sachets Blackcurrant, Dioralyte Sachets Natural is a specially designed oral medicine indicated to be used when you are dehydrated because of diarrhea or other conditions.

Dioralyte replaces the water and lost salts and contributes to the normalization of the stools. The components in Dioralyte are glucose, sodium chloride, potassium chloride and disodium hydrogen citrate.

The medicine is available in sachets containing the powder for mixing with water before use.

Dioralyte can be purchased without prescription. Still you may need your doctor's or pharmacist's advice.

In the journey one can have unexpected diarrhea. In such unpleasant cases, you should take quick measures to prevent and stop it. Dioralyte is a safe and effective measure to care for adults and kids who have loose stools.

The medicine can be taken in children from the age of 3-6 months, still special care is needed. Before applying this medicine in little children it is recommended to consult a doctor.

Before you take Dioralyte

Dioralyte should not be used in the following cases:

You have allergic or hypersensitive reactions to glucose or any other components in the medicine.

You have diabetes or glucose intolerance.

You experience any serious allergic reactions while using this medicine.

You have intestinal obstruction or any other serious stomach or intestinal problem.

You have liver or kidney disease.

You are pregnant or breast-feeding.

How to take Dioralyte

Dioralyte is prepared by mixing the power from the sachet with the fresh water (preferably bottled or boiled water). The prepared mixture can be stored in the fridge during the day (for 24 hours). If you can't store it, make it in advance.

How to prepare the medicine

Empty the contents of 1 sachet into a glass and add 200ml of water. Stir it carefully until it forms the solution for drinking.

Dioralyte dosing

The usual dose for adults is one or two sachets after each loose stool. Children can be given one sachet after each loose stool.

For little babies the dosing can be measure by their weight. If you are not sure about the dose for your child, you can give 5-10 ml (one or two teaspoons) every 5 minutes.

Possible side effects

Dioralyte in proper doses does not usually cause any side effects. Still if it is used in larger doses or a person taking it has liver or kidney problem, it may increase the chance of side effects.

Loperamide – indispensable in travel

Loperamide is a medicine used to manage acute diarrhea. It works to decrease the amount of stool and reduce the number of bowel movements. It allows stopping diarrhea, and increasing the absorption of fluid in the body.

Take Loperamide with you while travelling – it is a needed medicine especially for those who experience frequent, watery or loose stools.

How should this medicine be used?

Loperamide comes as a tablet, capsule, and liquid for oral use. When one has bowel movement and/or loose or watery stool, Loperamide should be taken in the dose appropriate or adjusted by a doctor.

The medicine is to be used Loperamide exactly as directed in the label. Greater doses can be dangerous, lower doses can be ineffective.

During the treatment it is necessary to replenish lost fluids – drink more water or other liquids.

Loperamide dosing

For acute diarrhea adults should take 4 mg of Loperamide (2 capsules or two chewable tablets of 2 mg). To sustain the effect – take 2 mg after each loose or water stool. The maximum dose per day is 16mg.

Children dose depends on the weight of a patient. Liquid form of the medicine is used in kids weighing 13-20 kg. The dose used is 1 mg 3 times a day. Then the dose is 0.1 mg per 1kg of the body weight.

In kids weighing 20-30 kg the dose usually is 2 mg twice a day or 0.1 mg per body weight after each loose stool. Children weighing more than 30 mg can take 2 mg 3 times a day.

What side effects can Loperamide cause?

If you notice that your condition does not improve and you continue having loose stools, or have other symptoms, or severe allergic reactions, stop taking this medicine and contact a doctor.

The signs of severe allergic reactions such as hives, skin rash, itching, swelling of the body, and other should be immediately reported to a medical professional.

Other effects which Loperamide may cause include the following:

  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • constipation

Some other drugs may interact with Loperamide increasing or decreasing its effects. Tell your doctor about other medicines you use. If you use Loperamide as a treatment for acute diarrhea in travel, learn the information available with the medicine before use.

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