What is Kwells?
Kwells is an antiemetic drug, used to prevent sickness and nausea (especially motion sickness and vertigo).
How does Kwells work?
Kwells contains hyoscine hydrobromide which temporarily blocks the effect of movement on the balance organs in the inner ear. This process blocks the nausea and prevents you from feeling sick.
What are the benefits of taking Kwells?
While travelling can be exciting, people who suffer from motion sickness can struggle with daily life. Whether they are affected on planes, cars, trains, buses or boats, it all falls under the umbrella of motion sickness and it disrupts travelling rather a lot.
Taking Kwells ensures you can travel without worries of feeling unwell.
How do I use Kwells?
Always follow the guidance given in the enclosed patient information leaflet and be sure to read it before commencing use of the medicine.
Take Kwells by sucking, chewing or swallowing the tablets whole with water, with or without food. You can take them up to 30 minutes before travelling.
The recommended dose of Kwells is one tablet every six hours, as required. Do not take this medicine more than 3 times within 24 hours.
If you take more Kwells than you should then contact a doctor or your nearest emergency department. Symptoms of overdose include a fast or irregular heartbeat, blurred vision and hallucinations.
Side effects & precautions
Before taking this medication, you should always first check that it is suitable for you and any of your associated medical conditions. Do not take Kwells if you have:
- blockage of the intestines
- Narrowing of stomach outlet
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Myasthenia gravis
Take special caution and talk to a doctor before taking Kwells if any of the following apply:
- Over the age of 60
- Under medical care for an ongoing condition
- Have previously had a sudden and painful inability to pass urine
- Have ulcerative colitis
- Have diarrhoea
- Have Down’s Syndrome
- Suffer from seizures
Because of the way that medications interact with each other, you should talk to a doctor before taking Kwells if you are already taking any of the following medications:
- Other nausea medication
Do not take Kwells if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also avoid alcohol while taking Kwells, as the drug can add to the alcohol’s effects.
You should cease using Kwells immediately and contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects or if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.