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Active substance: CINNARIZINE

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■ This medicine is used to control travel sickness.
■ This medicine is for use by adults and children aged
5 years and over.
■ Do not use this medicine:
■ There are some people who should not use this
medicine. To find out if you are one of them see
section 2 ▶
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
ingredients. For the list of ingredients see section 6 ▶
■ Speak to your doctor:
■ If you suffer from any of the conditions mentioned
in Section 2. See section 2 ▶
■ If you are taking any other medicines see section 2 ▶
the dosage instructions carefully. These are
shown in the dosage table. See section 3 ▶
■ Follow

Now read this whole leaflet carefully before you use
this medicine. Keep the leaflet: you might need it again.

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 anti-nauseant 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.

CRR: 319384
Ref: AW_104439
Date: 23/06/2015
Dimensions: 157 x 250mm

Do not use this medicine…
■ If you have ever had a bad reaction to any of the
■ If it is for a child under 5 years old.
■ If you are breast-feeding.
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
■ Some people may feel drowsy after taking
Stugeron 15. If you are affected in this way,
do not drive or operate machinery.

■ 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.

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.
tablets may be sucked, chewed or swallowed
whole with water.

■ The

Children under 5 years


Take 1 tablet two hours before
travelling and ½ tablet every
eight hours during the journey.


Stugeron 15 is not recommended for children under
5 years old.

Children aged
5 – 12 years

Take 2 tablets two hours before
travelling and 1 tablet every eight
hours during the journey.

Adults and children 5 years and over

Adults and children
over 12 years

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(less than 1 in 10 but more than 1 in 100 people are
■ Drowsiness

Common side-effects which may occur

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
leaflet with you.

■ Allergic

If you experience the following, stop using the
medicine and seek immediate medical help:

Stugeron 15 tablets can have side-effects, like all
medicines, although these don’t affect everyone and
are usually mild.

4 Possible side-effects

You should only take this medicine as required
following the dosage instructions above carefully.
If you forget to take a dose, you can take another
tablet as long as you leave 8 hours between doses.
Do not take a double dose.

If you forget to take the medicine

If anyone takes too many Stugeron 15 tablets,
contact a doctor or nearest Accident and Emergency
department (Casualty) taking this leaflet and pack
with you.

If anyone takes too much

3 How to take this medicine

6 Further information

Keep the product out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use your medicine after the expiry date shown
on the packaging.
There are no special storage conditions for this product.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose
of medicines no longer required. These measures will
help to protect the environment

5 Storing this medicine

If you get any side-effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side-effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report
side-effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side-effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

Reporting of side-effects

■ Upset stomach
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.

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At Sea:
Where possible, stay on deck and keep your eyes on
the horizon. Keep away from diesel and galley smells.
Avoid rich and fatty foods while travelling.
On the road:
If possible, keep looking ahead into the distance. Travel
in daylight and try to make sure that children can see
forwards out of the windscreen. Avoid reading and travel
with a window open. Avoid rich and fatty foods.

7 What you can do to help
stop these symptoms

Stugeron 15 tablets are white, round tablets marked
S/15 on one side. They are available in packs of 15 tablets.
Product Licence holder:
McNeil Products Ltd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3UG,
Janssen-Cilag, Domaine de Maigremont,
27100 Val de Reuil, France.
This leaflet was revised June 2015.
Stugeron is a registered trade mark.

What the medicine looks like

The active ingredient in Stugeron 15 tablets is:
Cinnarizine 15 mg.
Other ingredients are: Lactose monohydrate, maize
starch, sucrose, talc, magnesium stearate, povidone.

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What’s in this medicine?

Other side-effects which occur but it is
unknown how often include:

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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