- Effective anti-emetic
- Contains hyoscine bromide
- Relieves motion sickness
Ideal for anyone suffering from the discomfort of travel sickness. Fast and effective treatment for travel sickness, these easy to take tablets are a great solution.
What is Kwells?
Kwells is an antiemetic drug, used to prevent sickness and nausea (especially motion sickness and vertigo).
How does Kwells work?
The active substance in Kwells tablets is hyoscine hydrobromide.
Hyoscine has different modes of action, and works on different parts of the body.
For the purpose of motion sickness, hyoscine temporarily reduces the effect of movement in the balance centre of the inner ear and the nerves responsible for causing the feeling of nausea and sickness.
Hyoscine also works on the anticholinergic receptors in the stomach and the gastro-intestinal tract, which helps with abdominal pain and cramps. This is usually more effective at higher doses of hyoscine then for the purpose of motion sickness.
What are the benefits of taking Kwells?
While travelling can be exciting, people who suffer from motion sickness can struggle with daily life. Whether they are affected on planes, cars, trains, buses or boats, it all falls under the umbrella of motion sickness and it disrupts travelling rather a lot.
Taking Kwells ensures you can travel without worries of feeling unwell.
How do I use Kwells?
Always follow the guidance given in the enclosed patient information leaflet and be sure to read it before commencing use of the medicine.
Take Kwells by sucking, chewing or swallowing the tablets whole with water, with or without food. You can take them up to 30 minutes before travelling.
What is the recommended dosage?
The recommended dose of Kwells is one tablet every six hours, as required. Do not take this medicine more than 3 times within 24 hours.
If you take more Kwells than you should then contact a doctor or your nearest emergency department. Symptoms of overdose include a fast or irregular heartbeat, blurred vision and hallucinations.
Side effects & precautions
Before taking this medication, you should always first check that it is suitable for you and any of your associated medical conditions. Do not take Kwells if you have:
- Blockage of the intestines
- Narrowing of stomach outlet
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Myasthenia gravis
Take special caution and talk to a doctor before taking Kwells if any of the following apply:
- Over the age of 60
- Under medical care for an ongoing condition
- Have previously had a sudden and painful inability to pass urine
- Have ulcerative colitis
- Have diarrhoea
- Have Down’s Syndrome
- Suffer from seizures
Because of the way that medications interact with each other, you should talk to a doctor before taking Kwells if you are already taking any of the following medications:
- Other nausea medication
Do not take Kwells if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Avoid alcohol while taking Kwells, as the drug can increase the sedative effects of alcohol.
Stop using Kwells immediately and contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects or if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.
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