What is Kwells?
Kwells is a treatment specifically designed to help avoid or treat the symptoms of motion sickness. It contains the active ingredient hyoscine, which works to prevent motion sickness by stopping messages from the vestibular system from reaching the brain’s vomiting centre. This reduces or stops the urge to vomit, vomiting and nausea.
What is it used for?
Kwells is used to treat motion sickness. Motion sickness is caused in some people when the brain receives conflicting messages. The eyes say that your body is stationary while the balance organ says that you are spinning or moving. The brain is confused, which is what makes you feel nauseated, sick and dizzy. Kwells provides relief for these symptoms and allows you to enjoy your journey by car, bus, train, plane or boat.
How to use Kwells
Kwells tablets should be taken around 30 minutes before travelling to be most effective at preventing sickness. However, they can also be taken once a journey has started if you begin to feel sick. Kwells tablets can be sucked, chewed or swallowed whole. Kwells takes effect quickly. One tablet generally provides six hours of relief.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, the usual dose for adults and children aged 10 and above is:
- One tablet, preferably taken 30 minutes before travelling. If necessary, the dose can be repeated every six hours. Do not take more than three tablets in 24 hours.
For children under the age of 10 the appropriate dose is determined by a doctor. Kwells is not suitable for patients with glaucoma (elevated eye pressure) and children under the age of four.
Kwells may cause side effects. The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Drowsiness, sleepiness, tiredness, dizziness. Do not drive if you experience these symptoms!
- Dry mouth
- Difficulty passing urine
- Eye problems: blurred vision, difficulty focussing, dilated pupils.
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
Kwells should only be used with your doctor’s approval if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Kwells may cause sleepiness, tiredness, dizziness or blurred vision. Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine.
Effects such as dizziness and sleepiness are made worse by alcohol. It is therefore important to stop alcohol consumption while taking this medicine.