Kwells Kids Tablets Pack of 12
Kwells 0.15mg Kids tablets are used for the fast and effective prevention and control of travel sickness. Travel sickness happens when the brain receives mixed messages. Visual messages from the eyes inform the brain that the immediate surrounds are stationary, but a delicate balancing organ in the ear tells the brain that you are moving. This conflicting information triggers the nausea we associate with travel sickness.
The active substance in Kwells Kids tablets is hyoscine hydrobromide. Hyoscine hydrobromide temporarily reduces the effect of movement on the balance organs of the inner ear and the nerves responsible for nausea.
Because Kwells Kids 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.
If Kwells Kids have been prescribed for your child by a doctor, follow instructions they may have given you. If you purchase the product without a prescription, then follow these directions closely.
The tablets can be sucked, chewed or swallowed. They have a score line 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.
Children over 10 years:
Give your child one or 2 tablets every 6 hours, as required.
Do not give your child this medicine more than 3 times in 24 hours.
Children 4 to 10 years:
Give your child half or one tablet every 6 hours, as required.
- Do not give your child this medicine more than 3 itmes in 24 hours.
Kwells Kids tablets should not be given to children under 4 years of age.
How to help avoid travel sickness
- Sit with your 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 ears by sucking a boiled sweet during take off and landing.
- NEVER read.
- Avoid strong smelling food, smoke, perfume or petrol fumes.
Do not give Kwells Kids tablets to your child if they:
- are allergic to hyoscine hydrobromide or any of the other ingredients in the tablets.
- have glaucoma.
- have a blockage of the intestines.
- have a narrowing f the stomach outlet.
- have myasthenia gravis.
- have an enlarged prostate gland.
Before giving Kwells Kids tablets to your child, you should see your doctor if they:
- 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.
- suffer from seizures or fits.
This product should only be given to children over 4 years of age.
Since it may cause drowsiness, children taking this medication should not be left unattended.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if your child is taking or has recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Do not take Kwells Kids tablets if they are taking any of the following medicines, unless advised by your doctor:
- linesolid (an antibiotic),
- domperidone and metoclopramide (for nausea and vomiting),
- sublingual nitrate (for angina).
Do not drink alcohol while taking Kwells Kids tablets as this may make you feel more drowsy.
May cause drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery.
Do not take Kwells Kids tablets if you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless recommended by your doctor or midwife.
Symptoms of an overdose may include: fast or irregular heart-beat, difficulty passing water, blurred vision or dislike of bright light. Hallucinations may occur.
If your child has any of these symptoms or have taken more than the recommended dose, tell your doctor or contact your nearest Accident and Emergency Department immediately.
Like all medicines, Kwells Kids tablets can cause 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.
If you are epileptic, you might suffer from increased seizure frequency.
As with all medicines, some people may be allergic to the tablets. If you are allergic, you may experience difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing or symptoms such as rash, itching and swelling.
If you experience any of these effects or react badly to the tablets in any way, tell your doctor immediately.
Hyoscine hydrobromide, mannitol (E421), potato starch, gelatine powder, aluminium stearate and saccharin sodium (E954).