Travel sickness

Anti travel sickness medication to remedy motion sickness available to buy online from Dr Fox.

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All medication supplied is UK licensed.

Scopoderm

Scopoderm patches (hyoscine 1.5mg)

2-10 patches from £17.20

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Kwells

Kwells tablets (hyoscine 0.3mg)

12-36 tablets from £6.90

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Avomine

Avomine tablets (promethazine 25mg)

10-28 tablets from £6.20

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Stugeron

Stugeron tablets (cinnarizine 15mg)

15-45 tablets from £3.70

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Prices

Travel sickness treatmentQuantityCost
Kwells 0.3mg hyoscine12 tablets£6.90
Kwells 0.3mg hyoscine24 tablets£9.60
Kwells 0.3mg hyoscine36 tablets£13.40
Stugeron (cinnarizine 15mg)15 tablets£3.70
Stugeron (cinnarizine 15mg)30 tablets£7.40
Stugeron (cinnarizine 15mg)45 tablets£11.10
Avomine 25mg (promethazine)10 tablets£6.20
Avomine 25mg (promethazine)20 tablets£8.30
Avomine 25mg (Promethazine)28 tablets£10.55
Scopoderm Patches hyoscine 1mg/72hrs2 patches (3 days each)£17.20
Scopoderm Patches hyoscine 1mg/72hrs4 patches (3 days each)£33.00
Scopoderm Patches hyoscine 1mg/72hrs10 patches (3 days each)£73.90

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Prescription issued online - small prescription fee per order.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

If you have your own private or NHS paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

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up to £20£2.00
up to £40£3.00
over £40£4.00

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UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

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Medical information

Written and reviewed by a team of doctors. Dr Fox is regulated by the CQC, GPhC, & MHRA.

Travel or motion sickness (triggered by cars, boats, trains, aeroplanes, and occasionally computer games) is caused when your brain receives mixed messages from your eyes and the balance mechanism in your inner ear. It is confused by apparently conflicting information about movement and responds with feelings of dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Travel sickness medications work by damping down the confusion in the brain.

Anti-sickness treatment works best when taken before the nausea starts, although can be taken after the onset, when it will still help to reduce nausea.

Driving caution

In some people anti-sickness treatments have the side effect of drowsiness. You should not drive or operate machinery whilst taking anti-sickness medication unless you have experience of them and know they do not affect your alertness.

Travel sickness treatments

There are a few widely used travel sickness medications: hyoscine, also known as scopolamine (Scopoderm and Kwells), promethazine (Avomine), and cinnarizine (Stugeron). Hyoscine is generally considered to be a little more effective than promethazine and cinnarizine, but it can cause more side effects. The least sedative option is cinnarizine.

How to take

Take tablets or apply patch before a journey, or at the onset of symptoms.

  • Scopoderm patches (hyoscine 1.5mg): self-adhesive patches active for 3 days (72 hours). Apply 5-6 hours before journey. REMOVE patch after 3 days and replace if needed for a longer time, eg. for a long sea passage.
  • Kwells tablets (hyoscine 0.3mg): 1-2 tablets 30 minutes before journey, repeated 6 hourly as needed. Maximum 3 tablets in 24 hours.
  • Avomine tablets (promethazine 25mg): 1 tablet at bedtime the night before travel or alternatively 1-2 hours before travel, then one every 6 hours as needed. Do not use for longer than 7 days without consulting a doctor.
  • Stugeron tablets (cinnarizine 15mg): 2 tablets 2 hours before journey, then one tablet every 8 hours as needed.

Cautions

Anti-sickness medication may cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.

Not suitable for people with glaucoma, trouble with bladder, prostate, or bowel obstruction, people taking drugs such as tranquillisers or anti-depressants or in pregnancy.

Avoid alcohol.

Side effects

A full list of possible side effects is found in the patient information leaflets but the most common are:

  • Scopoderm and Kwells (hyoscine) - drowsiness, dizziness, visual disturbance, changes in size of pupils, dry mouth, decreased sweating, and local skin irritation (with patch).

    Hyoscine (the active ingredient in Kwells and Scopoderm) has 'anticholinergic' effects and if taken with other 'anticholinergic' drugs there can be an increase in the risk of side effects, especially dry mouth. See patient leaflet for more details.

  • Avomine (promethazine) - drowsiness, dizziness, restlessness, headaches, nightmares, tiredness, and disorientation/confusion.
  • Stugeron (cinnarizine) - drowsiness and nausea.

Other ways to reduce travel sickness

Some forms of motion are more likely to cause travel sickness than others. More people get sea sickness than car or plane sick.

  • Sit in the front rather than back of a car if possible.
  • Driving the car or steering the boat can help in mild cases.
  • Sit near the wing of a plane or the centre of a boat.
  • Where possible sit near an open window.
  • Close your eyes, or better still try to sleep.
  • Avoid reading or looking at screens (some disagree).
  • Fix the eyes on distant objects rather than nearby moving objects such as waves or other cars.
  • Avoid alcohol or heavy meals, particularly greasy or spicy food that might sit on the stomach, and avoid strong food smells.
  • Take breaks in a journey when you can if you are feeling sick.
  • Acupressure bands help some people.
  • Anti motion sickness glasses can help the brain to readjust.

Detailed information

For more detailed information about each medication see the individual product pages and patient information leaflet links below (important if you have serious medical disorders or take regular medicine).

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Dr Fox supplies travel sickness medication on prescription – you are required to answer a short medical questionnaire before your order can be completed.


Dr Tony Steele

Authored 18 February 2010 by Dr Tony Steele
MB ChB Sheffield University 1983. Former hospital doctor and GP.

Reviewed by Dr A. Wood, Dr B. Babor, Dr P. Hunt
Last reviewed 17 October 2020
Last updated 27 October 2020

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Have you read the medical information for travel sickness?

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Are you ordering Scopoderm patches or Kwells and taking other medicine at the same time?

Are you ordering Scopoderm patches or Kwells and been diagnosed with epilepsy, liver, kidney, or heart disease, or are aged over 60?

Are you allergic to the medicine you intend to order?

  • Kwells and Scopoderm patches contain hyoscine
  • Avomine contains promethazine
  • Stugeron contains cinnarizine

Are you taking any of the following medications?

  • Amantadine (an antiviral - rarely used)
  • Antihistamines (for hay fever and allergy)
  • Antipsychotics (for psychiatric disorders)
  • Antidepressants (for depression)
  • Linezolid (antibiotic - rarely used)
  • Domperidone and metoclopramide (for nausea and vomiting)
  • Sublingual nitrates (for angina)

Have you been diagnosed with glaucoma or bladder obstruction?

Are you planning to take travel sickness medicine whilst pregnant or breastfeeding?

Are you aware travel sickness medication can cause drowsiness and affect driving?

Can also increase sedative effects of sedatives, antidepressants, and other medications which may cause drowsiness.

Are you ordering Stugeron and have Parkinson's disease?

Are you aware only one travel sickness treatment should be used?

Avomine, Stugeron, Kwells, and Scopoderm patches should not be used together at the same time.

Do you have any further medical information or questions?

Is there anything you do not understand or do you need further help?

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