Kwells travel sickness tablets are a fast-acting, melt in the mouth solution to motion sickness. Motion sickness occurs when your brain receives mixed messages about its surroundings; your eyes tell it that your immediate vicinity isn’t moving, but your inner ear tells your brain that you’re in motion. Receiving this conflicting information causes the nausea we refer to as travel sickness.
Kwells tablets contain the active ingredient hyoscine hydrobromide. It targets the organs responsible for balance in the inner ear, reducing the effect of movement on them, as well as the nerves that cause nausea. This stops your ears sending conflicting information to your brain, and should ease the symptoms of motion sickness as a result.
Who are Kwells tablets suitable for?
Kwells motion sickness tablets can be taken by most adults and children over 10 without issue, but you shouldn’t take them if:
you’re allergic to hyoscine hydrobromide, the active ingredient in Kwells, or any of the other ingredients;
you have glaucoma, a blockage of the intestines (paralytic ileus), narrowing of the stomach outlet (pyloric stenosis), weakened muscles caused by myasthenia gravis, or an enlarged prostate gland.
Also, you shouldn’t take Kwells tablets if you’re taking any of the following medications (unless specifically instructed to by your doctor): Amantadine (an antiviral medication), antihistamines, antipsychotics, antidepressants, linezolid (antibiotics), domperidone and metoclopramide (for nausea and vomiting), or sublingual nitrates (an angina medication).
What doses do Kwells tablets come in?
Kwells tablets come in one dosage, containing 300 micrograms of hyoscine hydrobromide. The tablets come scored down the middle, so you can easily divide this into two 150 microgram doses. Adults can take a single tablet per six hours, as needed, but no more than three tablets should be taken in 24 hours. Children over 10 can take half a tablet or one full tablet every six hours, but shouldn’t take more than three in 24 hours.
A separate version of Kwells is available, called Kwells Kids. Each Kwells Kids tablet contains 150 micrograms of hyoscine hydrobromide.
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How to take Kwells travel sickness tablets
Always take Kwells tablets as you’re instructed. In order to get the most out of your Kwells travel sickness tablets, stick to the following instructions:
Take one tablet, or give half a tablet to your child, 20-30 minutes before you start your journey. Alternatively, a tablet can be taken as you start to feel nauseous while travelling.
Your tablet can be sucked, chewed, or swallowed.
You can take up to one tablet every 6 hours, as you need.
Never take more than three tablets within 24 hours, or give tablets to children under 10 years old.
How long do Kwells tablets take to work?
Kwells tablets are a fast-acting solution to motion sickness that get to work in as little as 20-30 minutes. Because they melt-in-the-mouth, they’re absorbed by your body much faster than they would be through your stomach, meaning you get relief sooner. Kwells tablets act fast enough that you don’t have to worry about remembering to take them before travelling, you can just take one as you start to feel symptoms.
What should I do if I make a mistake taking Kwells tablets?
You should only ever take Kwells tablets as instructed, and never take more than one every six hours or more than three in a 24 hour period. If you accidentally take too many Kwells tablets, you should seek medical attention immediately. You may experience a rapid, uneven heartbeat, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, drowsiness, the inability to urinate, and hallucinations. Possible treatment includes washing out your stomach, or inducing vomiting to get the substance out of your system.
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How effective are Kwells tablets?
Over 14 studies that examined a total of 1025 individuals, Kwells tablets’ active ingredient (hyoscine hydrobromide) has proven to be more effective than placebo in preventing motion sickness. What’s more, in the few comparisons that took place between hyoscine hydrobromide and other treatments (such as antihistamines, calcium channel antagonists, and methscopolamine), the results suggested it was at least equivalent to, or better than, the other options.
Can children take Kwells travel sickness tablets?
Yes; children over the age of 10 can take half to one full Kwells 300 microgram tablet every 6 hours to relieve symptoms of motion sickness. Kwells tablets come scored down the middle, to make breaking them in half quick and simple.
An alternative that’s appropriate for children aged four or older is also available. It’s called Kwell Kids, and comes in 150 microgram tablets.
Can you use Kwells tablets for sea sickness?
Yes, hyoscine hydrobromide has been used by the military in the form of skin patches to treat seasickness for years. A study comparing hyoscine hydrobromide to cinnarizine (an antihistamine treatment for seasickness) that examined 76 members of a naval crew over two voyages reported that hyoscine patches were significantly more effective and had fewer side effects. While this study looked at skin patches rather than tablets, the active ingredient and dosage is the same – it’s just the way you take it that’s different.
Do you need a prescription to take Kwells?
You don’t need a prescription to take Kwells - it’s available over the counter from most UK pharmacies as a treatment for motion sickness. It’s a little different from buying something like paracetamol, though. Kwells is a pharmacy medicine, which means a pharmacist needs to check that it’s suitable for you before you take it. You should always take care, and follow the instructions provided with your treatment to get the best results.
What are alternatives to Kwells?
Phenergan tablets are a different type of pill you can take to help with travel sickness. They contain a type of antihistamine used to treat allergies, but also affect the brain to make you feel more relaxed. However, unlike Kwells, you need to take Phenergan the night before the journey. This means it might not be appropriate for you if you need fast-acting relief from travel sickness.
Another option that might be better for you is Scopoderm skin patches. These have to be applied five to six hours before your journey, so also require a bit of planning ahead, but provide relief for up to 72 hours. If you have a lot of travel coming up over the next few days, Scopoderm could be the best treatment option for you.
Can Kwells tablets cause side effects?
As with any medication, there’s a chance that you’ll experience some side effects when taking Kwells, but not everybody gets them. These side effects can include blurred vision, dilated pupils, dry mouth, drowsiness and dizziness. There are also rare reports of restlessness, hallucinations, and confusion.
Why should I buy Kwells travel sickness tablets online with Treated?
We get it, travel sickness can turn an exciting trip into something you dread. That’s why here at Treated, we want to help make your journey as comfortable as possible. Talk to us about your health in a free consultation, and we’ll show you your options for motion sickness treatment.
You won’t have to worry about getting more treatment when you’re running out, either. Our flexible subscriptions allow you to get travel sickness tablets like Kwells delivered to your door without fuss. We’ll even let you know when your next box is due to be shipped out, so you can decide whether you need more tablets or if you’ve got enough for now. Buy Kwells travel sickness tablets online with Treated, and our experts will make sure you get the best aftercare available – all included in the price.
A comparison of cinnarizine and transdermal scopolamine for the prevention of seasickness in naval crew: a double-blind, randomized, crossover study.’ Clinical Neuropharmacology. vol. 35, no. 1. pp. 37-39. Available at:
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