**Maximum of SIX per household in each month***
What Promethazine Teoclate is and what it is used for?
Promethazine Teoclate Tablets are an anti-emetic (anti-sickness drug) which helps to prevent, and treat nausea and vomiting, including travel sickness, and vertigo. Promethazine Teoclate contains promethazine which belongs to a group of medicines called phenothiazines. Your doctor may prescribe this medicine for giddiness or light-headedness (vertigo), or for sickness after an operation, and in such cases the tablets should be taken as instructed by your doctor.
How to use?
Directions for use
Always take Avomine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The usual dose is:
Adults For the prevention of travel sickness on long journeys:
Take one tablet each night at bedtime starting the night before you travel.
For the prevention of travel sickness on short journeys
Take one tablet one or two hours before travelling.
Treatment of travel sickness
Take one tablet as soon as you feel sick followed by a second tablet the same evening. Take a third tablet the next evening if necessary.
Nausea and vomiting due to other causes
One tablet each night is usually enough, but two or three tablets may be required by some patients. These can be
taken at intervals during the day, but it is often not necessary for more than 4 tablets to be needed in any 24 hour period.
Children over 10 years old: Give the lower adult dose (one tablet).
Children 5 – 10 years old: Give half the lower adult dose (half a tablet).
Children 2 – 5 years old: Avomine Tablets are not suitable for children 2 – 5 years old. An oral liquid is recommended.
Do not give to a child under 2 years old.
Do not take Avomine for more than seven days. Should symptoms persist for or do not improve after 7 days, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Each tablet contains the active ingredient promethazine teoclate 25mg.
Avomine also contains: Lactose, Sodium metabisulphite (E223), potato starch, dextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid and magnesium stearate.
Like all medicines, Avomine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking this medicine and speak to your doctor.
- Severe rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips or mouth.
- Irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure (light- headed feeling when standing).
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
If you notice any of the following side effects speak to your doctor or pharmacist
- Infections, fevers or sore throats which seem to go on a long time.
- Unexplained bruising or nose- bleeds.
- If you develop a yellow colour of your skin, dark urine and yellowing of the whites of the eyes.
Other side effects may include:
- Headache, confusion, dizziness, restlessness you may feel sleepy or tired.
- You may lose your appetite or have an upset stomach.
Precautions to consider before using Avomine Tablets:
- This product should not be used in children under 2 years of age because safety of such use has not been established.
- This medication may cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery.
- Avoid alcohol.