Buccastem M 3mg
Buy Buccastem M s'for travellers' diarrhoea
Our specialist travellers' diarrhoea pack includes 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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|About Buccastem M|
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.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:
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.
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.
Buccastem M 3mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: prochlorperazine
Can I buy Buccastem over the counter?
Buccastem M is available from pharmacies. There is also a version which is prescription only. The Buccastem M contained in our travellers' diarrhoea pack is available to buy from the pharmacy, however it has been included in the travellers' diarrhoea pack due to its usefulness whilst travelling.
How do buccal tablets work?
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.
How long does it take for Buccastem to work?
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.
Can I take Buccastem M if I am pregnant?
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 29/05/2020 Authored 05/09/2010
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