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KWELLS 300 MICROGRAM TABLETS

Active substance(s): HYOSCINE HYDROBROMIDE

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300 microgram tablets Hyoscine Hydrobromide
important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription.
However, you still need to use Kwells 300 microgram
tablets carefully to get the best results from them.

• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice.
• You must contact a doctor if your symptoms worsen
or do not improve.

medicine, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

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IN THIS LEAFLET:
1. What are Kwells tablets and what are they used for?
2. Before you take Kwells tablets
3. How to take Kwells tablets
4.
5. How to store Kwells tablets
6. Further information
1. WHAT ARE KWELLS® TABLETS AND WHAT ARE
THEY USED FOR?
Kwells 300 microgram tablets are used for the fast and
Travel sickness happens when the brain receives mixed
messages. Visual messages from the eyes inform the
brain that the immediate surroundings are stationary,
but a delicate balancing organ in the ear tells the brain
triggers the nausea we associate with travel sickness.
The active substance in Kwells tablets is hyoscine
hydrobromide. Hyoscine hydrobromide temporarily
of the inner ear and the nerves responsible for nausea.
Because Kwells tablets melt in the mouth, absorption
into the bloodstream is very rapid and they can be
taken up to 20–30 minutes before travelling or at the
onset of sickness.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE KWELLS® TABLETS
DO NOT take Kwells tablets if you:
• Are allergic (hypersensitive) to hyoscine
hydrobromide or any of the other ingredients in the
tablets (see Section 6. Further Information).
• Have any of the following conditions:
• Glaucoma.
• Blockage of intestines (Paralytic ileus).

• Narrowing of stomach outlet (Pyloric stenosis).
• Myasthenia gravis.
• Enlarged prostate gland.
Before taking Kwells tablets, you should see your
doctor if you:
• Are over 60 years of age.
• Are under medical care, especially for heart,
metabolic, gastrointestinal, liver or kidney
conditions.
• Have previously had a sudden painful inability to
pass urine.
• Have ulcerative colitis.
• Have diarrhoea or fever.
• Have Down’s Syndrome.

Additional precautions for children:
This product should only be given to children over 10
years old.
Since it may cause drowsiness, children taking this
medicine should not be left unattended.
Taking other medicines:
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
Do not take Kwells tablets if you are taking any of the
following medicines, unless advised by your doctor:
• Amantadine (an antiviral).
• Antihistamines.
• Antipsychotics.
• Antidepressants.
• Linezolid (an antibiotic).
• Domperidone and metoclopramide (for nausea and
vomiting).
• Sublingual nitrates (for angina).
Taking Kwells tablets with food and drink:
Do not drink alcohol while taking Kwells tablets as this
may make you feel more drowsy.
Driving and using machines:
May cause drowsiness. If
operate machinery.

do not drive or

Pregnancy and breast-feeding:
Do not take Kwells tablets if you are pregnant or
breast-feeding unless recommended by your doctor or
midwife.

3. HOW TO TAKE KWELLS® TABLETS
If Kwells tablets have been prescribed for you by
your doctor, follow any instructions he/she may have
given you. If you purchased this product without a
prescription, follow these directions closely:
The tablets can be sucked, chewed or swallowed. They
have a scoreline so they can be halved if necessary. The
tablets can be taken up to 30 minutes before travelling
to prevent travel sickness or at the onset of nausea.
Adults: Take one tablet every 6 hours, as required. Do
not take this medicine more than 3 times in 24 hours.
Elderly: Consult your doctor or pharmacist before
taking Kwells tablets.
Children over 10 years: Give your child half or one
tablet every 6 hours, as required. Do not give your child
this medicine more than 3 times in 24 hours.
Kwells tablets should not be given to children under 10
years of age.
If you take more Kwells tablets than recommended:
Symptoms of an overdose may include: fast or irregular
dislike of bright light. Hallucinations may occur.
If you have any of these symptoms or have taken
more than the recommended dose, tell your doctor
or contact your nearest Accident and Emergency
Department immediately.
How to help avoid travel sickness:
Sit with the head tilted back to stabilise the
balancing mechanism in the ear.
Ensure the vehicle you are in is well ventilated.
Try to have a clear view of the window.
Have a bite to eat before the journey to help keep
the stomach settled, but avoid greasy food.
If you travel by car take regular breaks for exercise,
fresh air and refreshments.
In an aeroplane you can ease the pressure on your
landing.
NEVER read.
Avoid strong smelling food, smoke, perfume, or
petrol fumes.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
although not everybody gets them.
Some people have experienced blurred vision, dilated
pupils, dry mouth, drowsiness and dizziness. You may
also experience an increased body temperature due to
decreased sweating.
Less frequently, there have been reports of restlessness,
hallucinations and confusion.
seizure frequency.

As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the
in breathing, coughing, wheezing or symptoms such as
rash, itching and swelling.
tablets in any other way, tell your doctor immediately.
5. HOW TO STORE KWELLS® TABLETS
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25ºC. This product should be stored
in the original carton.
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date which is
stated on the carton and blister pack. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
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 Kwells tablets contain:
• The active substance is hyoscine hydrobromide at a
strength of 300 micrograms.
• The other ingredients are mannitol (E421), potato
starch, gelatine powder, aluminium stearate,
saccharin sodium (E954) and ferric oxide (E172).
What Kwells tablets look like and contents of the
pack:
single scoreline on the surface. The carton contains 12
tablets packaged inside a blister pack.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Bayer plc
Consumer Care Division,
Bayer House, Strawberry Hill
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1JA,
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Pharmapac UK,
Unit 20, Valley Road Business Park,
Bidston, Wirral, CH41 7EL,
United Kingdom
This leaflet was last revised in November 2012.
Remember: If you have any doubts about using Kwells
tablets correctly, seek the advice of your doctor or
pharmacist.

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