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Avomine contains Promethazine, which is an antihistamine. Its qualities as an antihistamine means that it has the ability to prevent particular chemicals that form part of the body's immune responses, from influencing particular receptors in the brain. These receptors are also what can trigger symptoms such as nausea or vomiting. By blocking these receptors, messages from the vestibular system can't be relayed and therefore you won't start to experience all the usual uncomfortable symptoms that result from travel by sea, air or plane, if you are prone to them.
Avomine is a safe treatment that can be taken by most patients, however there are some precautions. When taking it you should avoid operating heavy machinery and your ability to drive safely may be inhibited slightly. It's also not advised to continue taking this treatment for longer than seven days at a time without speaking to your doctor. You should also be aware that promethazine can influence the results of pregnancy tests, resulting in either a false positive or negative.
Avomine is ideal to use for long journeys as well as journeys that are shorter than seven days. To ensure that it works as a preventative, you should start taking it a day before you travel, if your journey is going to last a few days. However, if your journey isn't likely to last more than a few hours, you can simply take the tablet an hour or two before you travel. If you didn't have time to prepare and you are taking this to alleviate symptoms that have already started then you should take a tablet as soon as possible, a second tablet that evening and a third the following evening, although this will be dependent on the duration of your trip and you may not need to take more than one tablet.
Most medications carry with them, to a greater or lesser extent, a risk of side effects. In the case of Avomine, the risk is extremely low and even if side effects do occur they are normally very mild and may include a feeling of drowsiness, blurred vision, a dry mouth, a loss of appetite, headaches and a drop in blood pressure. If any of the side affects you experience concern you, or you experience anything serious, medical help should be sought.
We understand that planning for trips can be hectic, which is why we provide patients with the opportunity to order their medications safely online. This means that you can complete a confidential consultation online and have your treatment shipped directly to your door. All consultations are checked by a qualified doctor and treatments are dispensed by a registered pharmacist. There is no charge for the consultation or shipping, so if your order is not approved, no charge will be made to your account. We have 3 travel sickness medications available, Avomine, scopoderm and kwells if you are looking for a different treatment.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.
|Overview||Travel & motion sickness patches||Travel & motion sickness tablets|
|Type of treatment|
|Type of treatment||Preventative||Preventative & symptom relief|
|Active ingredient(s)||Hyoscine hydrobromide||Hyoscine hydrobromide|
|Works in||5 hours||20-30 mins|
|Features||Lasts 72 hours. Alternative to a tablet.||Works in 20 minutes|
|For short journeys|
|For short journeys||Apply 5 hours before||Take 20-30 mins before|
|For long journeys|
|For long journeys||Apply 5 hours before||Every 6 hours (maximum 3 daily)|
|View treatment||View treatment|
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Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.
The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.
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As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.
If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.
Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).
Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.
All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.
We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.
With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).
All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.
With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.
The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.
There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.
You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.
There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!
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