STUGERON 15

Active substance: CINNARIZINE

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Do not use this medicine…
■ If

■ This

medicine is used to control travel sickness.
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 ▶
■ Follow the dosage instructions carefully. These are
shown in the dosage table. See section 3 ▶
■ This

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-  auseant that helps reduce feelings of nausea during
n
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.

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.
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.
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

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
■ Do

not take this medicine if you are breast-feeding.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking
this medicine if you are pregnant, think you might
be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.

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
doctor.

■ 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 medicine.

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.

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3 How to take this medicine
(continued)
Adults and children 5 years and over
Age

Dose

Children aged
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.

If anyone takes too much
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 you forget to take the medicine
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.

4 Possible side-effects
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 seek immediate medical help:
■ 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
leaflet with you.

Common side-effects which may occur include:
(less than 1 in 10 but more than 1 in 100 people are
affected)
■ Drowsiness

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

mouth
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.
If you experience any side-effects not included in this
leaflet or are not sure about anything, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist.

■ Upset

5 Storing this medicine
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

6 Further information
What’s in this medicine?
The active ingredient in Stugeron 15 tablets is:
Cinnarizine 15 mg.
Other ingredients are: Lactose monohydrate, maize
starch, sucrose, talc, magnesium stearate, povidone.

What the medicine looks like
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, UK.
Manufacturer:
Janssen-Cilag, Domaine de Maigremont,
27100 Val de Reuil, France.
This leaflet was revised July 2012
Stugeron is a registered trade mark.

7 What you can do to help
stop these symptoms
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.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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