STUGERON 15MG TABLETS

Active substance: CINNARIZINE

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PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER

GB - AW_80679
© J-C 2013

15 mg tablets
Cinnarizine
Stugeron is a registered trademark

Read all of this lea et carefully
before you start taking this
medicine because it contains
important information for you.

• Keep this lea et. You may need
to read it again
• If you have any further questions,
ask your doctor or pharmacist
• This medicine has been prescribed
for you. Do not pass it on to others.
It may harm them, even if their
symptoms are the same as yours
• If you get any side e ects, talk
to your doctor or pharmacist. This
includes any possible side e ects not
listed in this lea et. See section 4.

What is in this lea et
1 What Stugeron tablets are and
what they are used for
2 What you need to know before
you take Stugeron tablets
3 How to take Stugeron tablets
4 Possible side e ects
5 How to store Stugeron tablets
6 Contents of the pack and other
information

1 What Stugeron tablets are and what they are used for
The name of your medicine is
Stugeron 15 mg tablets. It is called
Stugeron tablets in this lea et.
The tablets contain a medicine called
cinnarizine that helps symptoms
caused by balance or movement
problems.
Stugeron tablets are used:
• to control travel sickness
• for problems with balance
(such as Ménières disease) to treat
symptoms of:
- feeling dizzy or lightheaded
- ringing in the ears
- feeling sick (nausea) and being
sick (vomiting)
This medicine is for use in adults
and children aged over 5 years.

How to help stop travel
sickness

The following tips may help you
avoid travel sickness:
• At sea
- Stay on deck and keep your eyes
on the horizon
- Keep away from diesel and galley
smells
- Do not eat rich and fatty foods
while travelling
• On the road
- Keep looking ahead into the
distance
- Travel in daylight with a window
open
- Make sure children can see out
of the windscreen
- Do not read
- Do not eat rich and fatty foods
while travelling

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2 What you need to know before you take
Stugeron tablets
Do not take Stugeron tablets if:
• You are allergic to cinnarizine or any
of the other ingredients in Stugeron
tablets (listed in section 6 below)
• Your child is under 5 years old
Do not take this medicine if any of the
above applies to you. If you are not
sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist
before taking Stugeron tablets.

Warnings and Precautions

Check with your doctor before taking
Stugeron tablets if:
• You have Parkinson’s disease
• You su er from liver or kidney
problems
• You have a blood problem called
‘porphyria’
You may still be able to take
Stugeron tablets, but you should
discuss this with your doctor rst.

Other medicines and Stugeron
tablets

Please tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are taking or have recently taken
any other medicines. This includes
medicines that you buy without
a prescription, herbal medicines,
dietary supplements or vitamins.
In particular tell your doctor
or pharmacist if you are taking
medicines for:
• Anxiety
• Di culty sleeping
• Pain
• Depression

Talk to your doctor before using
Stugeron tablets if you are taking any
of these medicines.

Skin tests

This medicine could reduce your
reaction to skin tests for allergies.
If you have taken Stugeron tablets
in the 4 days before these tests,
tell your doctor.

Stugeron tablets with alcohol
Stugeron tablets can make you
drowsy. Drinking alcohol may make
this worse.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

• Do not take Stugeron tablets if you
are pregnant, think you may be
pregnant or might become pregnant
• Do not take Stugeron if you are
breast-feeding. Ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for
advice before taking any medicine
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding

Driving and using machines

Stugeron tablets can make you
drowsy. If this happens, do not drive
or use any tools or machines.

Stugeron tablets contain
lactose and sucrose.

If your doctor has told you that you
are intolerant of some sugars,
discuss it with them before taking
this medicine.

3 How to take Stugeron tablets
Always take this medicine exactly as
your doctor has told you. Check with
your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure.

Taking this medicine

• Do not take more tablets than the
doctor has told you
• Take after a meal
• Suck, chew or swallow the tablets
whole with water
• Not recommended for children
aged under 5 years old

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3 How to take Stugeron tablets (continued)
How much to take
For travel sickness

Adults and children over 12 years
old:
• 2 tablets 2 hours before travelling
then
• 1 tablet every 8 hours during the
journey
Children aged 5 – 12 years old:
• 1 tablet 2 hours before travelling
then
• ½ a tablet every 8 hours during the
journey
For problems with balance
Adults and children over 12 years
old:
• 2 tablets 3 times a day
Children aged 5-12 years old:
• 1 tablet 3 times a day

If you take more Stugeron
tablets than you should

If you take more Stugeron tablets
than you should, talk to a doctor
or go to the nearest hospital casualty
department straight away.

If you forget to take Stugeron
tablets
• Make sure you leave 8 hours since
your last tablet before taking the
missed dose
• Then keep taking your medicine
as your doctor has told you
• Do not take a double dose to make
up for a forgotten dose
If you have any further questions
on the use of this product, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.

4 Possible side e ects
Like all medicines, Stugeron tablets
can cause side e ects, although not
everybody gets them.

Other side e ects that may occur with
this type of medicine include allergic
reactions, headache and dry mouth.

Common (a ects less than 1 in
10 people)
• Drowsiness
• Feeling sick (nausea)
• Indigestion
• Weight gain

Reporting of side e ects
If you get any side e ects, talk
to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
This includes any possible side
e ects not listed in this lea et.
You can also report side e ects
directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
By reporting side e ects you can help
provide more information on the
safety of this medicine.

Uncommon (a ects less than 1 in
100 people)
• Feeling tired
• Having stomach pain
• Being sick (vomiting)
• Increased sweating
• Skin rash (swelling, redness
or itching of the skin)
Other side e ects (frequency not
known):
• Unusual movements, including
trembling and shaking of the hands
and ngers, twisting movements of
the body, shu ing walk and muscle
sti ness
• Yellowing of the skin or whites
of the eyes (jaundice)

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5 How to store Stugeron tablets
• Keep this medicine out of the sight
and reach of children
• Do not use Stugeron tablets after
the expiry date which is stated
on the label. The expiry date refers
to the last day of that month
• There are no special storage
conditions.

• Do not throw away any medicines
via wastewater or household waste.
Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use.
These measures will help protect
the environment.

6 Contents of the pack and other information
What Stugeron tablets contain

• The active substance is cinnarizine.
Each tablet contains 15 mg
of cinnarizine.
• The other ingredients are lactose
monohydrate, maize starch, sucrose,
talc, magnesium stearate and
polyvidone.

What Stugeron tablets look
like and contents of the pack

Stugeron tablets are white and round
with S/15 on one side and ‘JANSSEN’
on the other side.
Stugeron tablets are available in
blister packs containing 100 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
JANSSEN-CILAG LTD,
50-100 Holmers Farm Way,
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
HP12 4EG, UK

Manufacturer:
Janssen-Cilag, Domaine de
Maigremont, 27100 Val de Reuil,
France
OR
McGregor Cory Limited, Middleton
Close, Banbury, Oxfordshire,
OX16 4RS, UK

For information in large
print, tape, CD or Braille,
telephone 0800 7318450.
This lea et was last revised in
September 2013.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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