Buccastem M 3mg

Buy Buccastem M for travel

Our specialist travel packs include Buccastem M buccal tablets for treating nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness and travellers' diarrhoea. 'Buccal' simply means that the tablet is placed between your gum and cheek, where it dissolves, and the medicine is absorbed directly into the blood stream. Nausea and vomiting whilst travelling can be very distressing and having Buccastem M to hand in your travel pack can help relieve your symptoms quickly, so you can get on with your travels.

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  • Buccal tablets - place between your gum and cheek for fast action
  • Tablets contain the active ingredient prochlorperazine maleate
  • Used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness and travellers' diarrhoea
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Buccastem M tablets are effective in treating nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick). They contain the active ingredient prochlorperazine maleate which belongs to a large group of drugs known as phenothiazines. Buccastem M works by blocking the nausea triggers in the brain.


Do not take Buccastem M if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to prochlorperazine maleate or any of the other ingredients listed in the patient information leaflet.

Important Interactions

You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:

  • sedatives or tranquilisers, used to help you sleep (such as diazepam and temazepam)
  • antihypertensive medicines, used to treat high blood pressure (such as atenolol, propranolol or clonidine)
  • oral anticoagulants, to help prevent blood clots (such as warfarin)
  • anticholinergic medicines, used for conditions such as depression (such as amitriptyline and imipramine)
  • anticonvulsant medicines, used to prevent or treat fits (such as carbamazepine and lamotrigine)

Buccastem M tablets may cause you to be more sensitive to sunlight. It is important to avoid exposure to direct sunlight and use sunscreen whilst taking Buccastem M.

Side Effects
  • photosensitivity reaction (sensitivity to sunlight)
  • jaundice
  • blood problems
Please Note

All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.

Looking after your medicine

Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.

References Buccastem M 3mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: prochlorperazine

Buccastem M is available from pharmacies. There is also a version which is prescription only. The Buccastem M contained in our travel packs is available to buy from the pharmacy, however it has been included in the travel pack due to its usefulness whilst travelling.

Buccastem M buccal tablets are taken buccally – this means that the tablets are not swallowed, but instead are placed between your gum and cheek. Once placed, you are likely to forget the tablet is there. The benefit of buccal medication is that it will enter the blood stream relatively fast, due to the many blood vessels in this area of the mouth. This is useful if you are vomiting, as placing the tablet between your gum and cheek may make it easier to take if you are struggling to keep anything down or swallow. Only certain medicines should be taken this way. It is always important to read and follow the instructions on how to take your medicine found in the patient information leaflet.

Buccastem M starts to dissolve as soon as you place it between your gum and cheek. It usually takes up to 2 hours to dissolve fully, but because it enters the blood stream fast through the gums, you should start to feel better much sooner than this.

You will receive 10 Buccastem M 3mg tablets as part of your travel pack. They are not sold individually.

No, you must not take Buccastem M tablets if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you are unsure, please get medical advice right away.

Last reviewed & updated  01/10/2023   Authored  04/03/2011

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