Generic Name: Promethazine theoclate
Product Name: Avomine
Avomine is used in the prevention and treatment of motion sickness. It has also been used in the treatment of nausea and vomiting due to other causes, including:
- Gastroenteritis (eg. food poisoning)
- Vestibular disorders
- Drug intolerance
- Infectious diseases
- Radiation therapy
Promethazine is an antihistamine agent. It blocks histamine receptors in the stomach to prevent nausea and vomiting due to a number of causes. It also has sedative and other effects that may contribute to its anti-nausea effect.
Travel sickness prevention:
- Long journeys: Take one tablet at bedtime each night beginning the night before the journey commences.
- Short journeys: Take one tablet 1-2 hours before the journey commences.
Treatment of travel sickness:
- Take one tablet immediately and another that same evening.
- Take a third tablet on the following evening.
- Additional tablets can be taken when needed.
- More than 4 tablets in 24 hours is unlikely to be necessary.
Nausea and vomiting due to other causes:
- Take one tablet and repeat as required.
- 1 tablet at bedtime is often sufficient.
- No more than 4-6 tablets should be taken in 24 hours.
- One quarter of the corresponding adult dose.
- Half of the corresponding adult dose.
Over 10 years:
- Corresponding adult dose.
10’s: S2 30’s: S3
Common side effects
- Dry mouth
- appetite loss
- Stomach upset
- Blurred vision.
Uncommon side effects
- Changes in heart rate or rhythm
- Low blood pressure
- Skin rash
- Changes in muscle tone
- Uncontrolled muscle movements
- Irregular breathing
- Urinary retention.
For further information talk to your doctor.