What is Primatour?
Primatour is a treatment specifically designed to help avoid or treat the symptoms of motion sickness. The tablets contain the active ingredients chlorcyclizine and cinnarizine, which belong to a group of medicine called antihistamines. Primatour is used to control motion sickness and prevents symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It can be used for both short and long trips. Primatour is also suitable for use in children from the age of two.
What is Primatour used for?
Primatour is used for all types of motion sickness, including car sickness, air sickness and sea sickness. Motion sickness or kinetosis, also known as travel sickness, is a common disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion. It occurs 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. As a result, the brain's vomiting centre is triggered and you develop symptoms such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Primatour blocks receptors in the vomiting centre, which reduces or prevents these symptoms.
How to use Primatour
Primatour can be used to prevent motion sickness, and should be taken before travel. Take one tablet half an hour before departure. Primatour can also be used to treat motion sickness symptoms after they start. Primatour tablets should be swallowed whole without chewing. They can be taken with or without food. During long journeys, you can take one tablet every eight hours if needed. Do not use this medicine continuously for more than 14 days without consulting a doctor.
The recommended dose of Primatour is:
- Adults: one tablet at a time;
- Children aged six and above: half a tablet at a time;
- Children aged two to six: a quarter of a tablet at a time.
Do not use Primatour more than three times a day. Children aged two to six should not use this medicine more than once a day. Primatour is not suitable for children under the age of two. Read the package leaflet before use.
Like all medicines, Primatour may cause side effects. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with this medicine:
- Sleepiness and drowsiness;
- Dry mouth, nose and throat;
- Visual disturbances due to eye dryness (blurred vision, burning sensation, double vision).
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use Primatour
Primatour is not suitable for everyone and should not be used if:
- You are allergic to chlorcyclizine, cinnarizine or any other ingredient in this medicine;
- You have Parkinson's disease or an associated condition causing muscle control problems;
- You suffer from glaucoma (elevated eye pressure).
Primatour interacts with some medicines, including certain antihistamines and soporifics. See the package leaflet for a list of medicines you should not take with Primatour.
Primatour should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting a doctor first. This medicine may affect your ability to react. Do not drive or operate machinery while taking it. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as this is likely to worsen the side effects.