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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 are antihistamines. Primatour is used to control motion sickness and prevents symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It can be taken for both short and long trips. Primatour is also suitable for use by children from the age of two.

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 are antihistamines. Primatour is used to control motion sickness and prevents symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It can be taken for both short and long trips. Primatour is also suitable for use by children from the age of two.

What is Primatour used for?

Primatour is used for all types of motion sickness, including car, air 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 Primatour motion sickness pill half an hour before departure. Primatour can also be used to treat motion sickness symptoms after they start. Primatour travel sickness tablets should be swallowed whole without chewing, 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.

Dosage

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 travel sickness tablets are not suitable for children under the age of two. Read the package leaflet before use.

Side effects

As with all medicines, Primatour may cause side effects. The following are some that are known to be associated with Primatour travel sickness tablets:

  • 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 travel sickness tablets are not suitable for everyone and should not be used if you:

  • Are allergic to chlorcyclizine, cinnarizine or any other ingredient in this medicine;
  • Have Parkinson’s disease or an associated condition causing muscle control problems;
  • Suffer from glaucoma (elevated eye pressure).

Primatour travel sickness tablets interact with some medicines, including certain antihistamines and soporifics. See the package leaflet for a list of medicines you should not take with Primatour.

Pregnancy / driving ability / alcohol

Primatour travel sickness tablets should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting a doctor first.

They may affect your ability to react, so you should not drive or operate machinery while taking it.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Primatour travel sickness tablets as this is likely to worsen the side effects.

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