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Active substance(s): PROMETHAZINE TEOCLATE

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET - INFORMATION FOR THE USER

AVOMINE 25mg TABLETS
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Promethazine Teoclate

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However,
you still need to take Avomine carefully to get the best
results from them.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or
advice
You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen or
do not improve
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effect not listed in this leaflet, please tell your
doctor or pharmacist.
In this leaflet
1. What Avomine is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Avomine
3. How to take Avomine
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Avomine
6. Further information

1. What Avomine is and what it is used for
Avomine 25mg Tablets (hereinafter referred to as Avomine)
are an anti-emetic (anti-sickness drug) which helps to
prevent, and treat nausea and vomiting, including travel
sickness, and vertigo.
Avomine 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.

2. Before you take Avomine
Do not give to a child under 2 years old.
Do not take Avomine if you have:
ever had an allergic reaction to promethazine, any
phenothiazine or any of the ingredients (see section 6
for more details)
taken medicines for depression, known as Monoamine
Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs) within the last 14 days
CNS depression. People with CNS depression will
seem sleepy or unconscious (including coma).
Take special care with Avomine and tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you suffer with:
glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye)
epilepsy
heart problems
liver problems
kidney or bladder problems
a chest condition such as asthma or bronchitis

severe headaches with blurred vision, severe stomach
pains with vomiting, dizziness, difficulty with keeping
your balance, ringing in the ears or other ear problems
as well as feeling sick
a bad cough
Reye's Syndrome or symptoms of Reye's Syndrome
(including persistent vomiting, feeling tired or
sleepiness).
Do not take Avomine for more than 7 days without
contacting your doctor.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
You must tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
already taking any of the following medicines:
anticholinergic agents
medicines to help you sleep (hypnotics)
medicines for depression, mental illness or anxiety
(tricyclic antidepressants, sedatives)
medicines for crampy stomach pains, Parkinson's
disease or bladder problems.
If you are having skin tests for allergy, do not take this
medicine as it interferes with the results. You should stop
taking this medicine at least 72 hours before the skin tests.
Taking Avomine with food and drink
While taking Avomine, you should avoid drinking alcohol
as the tablets will add to the effects of alcohol.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are
breast-feeding your baby, you should not take Avomine,
unless they have been recommended for you by a doctor.
If you are breast-feeding your baby, Avomine may cause
your baby to be irritable and excited.
If you are having a pregnancy test, do not take this
product as it interferes with the results.
Driving and operating machinery
These tablets may make you feel dizzy, sleepy,
disorientated or confused or cause you to have a
headache. You should not drive or operate machinery for
the first few days, and until you are sure that you are not
affected by these unwanted effects.
Important information about some of the ingredients in
this product
These tablets contain sodium metabisulphite which may
rarely cause hypersensitivity (allergic) reactions and
bronchospasm (difficulty breathing). These tablets contain
lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before
taking this product.
(continued overleaf)

3. How to take Avomine
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.
Avoid strong sunlight while taking this product as your skin
may be more sensitive to the effect of the sun.
If you take more Avomine than you should:
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or go to the nearest
hospital casualty department immediately.
If you forget to take Avomine
If you forget to take a tablet, take one as soon as you
remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for a
forgotten dose.

4. Possible side effects
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
immediately:
severe rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips or mouth
shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure (light-headed
feeling when standing).
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, dizziness, restlessness, confusion, you may
feel tired or sleepy
children may become over excited while taking this
product
occasionally some people, especially the elderly, may
experience blurred vision, dry mouth or have difficulty
passing water
loss of appetite, upset stomach, nightmares
cramp or muscles twitching or jerking, or the muscles
become rigid
unusual movements of the head and face muscles.
Reporting of side effects
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:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects,
you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

5. How to store Avomine
Keep this product out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use after the expiry date printed on your pack.
Store in the original container.
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 Avomine contains
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.
What Avomine looks like and contents of the pack
Avomine are white to pale cream, plain, circular biconvex
tablets marked 'AVOMINE' on one side with a score line on
the reverse. They are available in cartons of 10 or 28
tablets and plastic containers of 60 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: Manx Pharma Ltd,
Taylor Group House, Wedgnock Lane, Warwick,
CV34 5YA, United Kingdom.
Manufacturer: Manx Healthcare Ltd, Taylor Group House,
Wedgnock Lane, Warwick, CV34 5YA, United Kingdom.
Other Formats
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or
audio please call 01926 482511
This leaflet was revised in December 2015
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