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Boots Alternatives Travel Sickness Relief

Information for the user

Boots Alternatives Travel Sickness Relief

Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.

This medicine is available without prescription to treat minor conditions. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.

  • Keep this leaflet, you may need to read it again
  • Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice

What this medicine is for

This medicine contains a combination of homeopathic ingredients which have traditionally been used to relieve travel sickness.

It can be used for the relief of travel sickness.

Before you take this medicine

This medicine can be taken by adults and children. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.

Do not take:

  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients
  • If you have an intolerance to some sugars, unless your doctor tells you to (this medicine contains lactose and sucrose)
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, unless your doctor tells you to

Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:

  • If you are taking any other medicines, including medicines prescribed by your doctor and any medicine you have bought for yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies

How to take this medicine

Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take that tablet.

Adults and children: Take two tablets every hour for 2 hours before the journey AND every hour during the journey if necessary.

Chew each tablet or suck each tablet slowly until it dissolves.

Do not take more than the amount recommended.

If symptoms worsen, or do not go away, talk to your doctor.

If you take too many tablets: Talk to a pharmacist or doctor.

Possible side effects

This medicine is not expected to cause side effects.

If you notice any side effect, please tell your pharmacist or doctor.

How to store this medicine

Do not store above 25°C.

Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.

Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.

What is in this medicine

Each tablet contains Apomorph 6c, Cocculus 6c, Nux vomica 6c, Petroleum 6c, Staphisagria 6c, Tabacum 6c, Theridion 6c, which are the active ingredients.

As well as the active ingredients, these tablets also contain lactose, sucrose.

The pack contains 72 tablets.

Who makes this medicine

Manufactured for

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

by the Marketing Authorisation holder

A. Nelson and Co Ltd
5 Endeavour Way
Wimbledon
London
SW19 8UH

Leaflet prepared January 2008

If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact

The Boots Company PLC
Nottingham
NG2 3AA

Additional Information

The Apomorph in this product is produced in the UK and has been used for centuries as a treatment for nausea.

The Cocculus in this product, or Levant nut as it is better known, is sourced from the East Indian islands.

The Petroleum, or crude rock oil as it is better known, is produced in the UK.

The Staphisagria in this product, or Stavesacre as it is better known, is sourced from Italy and the Greek islands.

The Tabacum, or tobacco as it is better known, is native to the Tropical Americas, but it is now cultivated in most warm countries.

The Theridion, or Orange-spider as it is better known, is sourced from the West Indies.

Useful Health Tips

If travelling by boat or car, avoid reading and other activities that take your eyes off the horizon and if possible do not travel in the back of your car. Avoid eating heavy meals for at least two hours before travelling. Drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and ensure that you have access to fresh air. Wear loose comfortable clothing and stop regularly if possible.