Aviomarin

Aviomarin - Use | Dose | Side Effects

Aviomarin is a drug from the group of H1 antihistamines. It works by blocking the effects of histamine. It is used to treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness in travel sickness (so-called motion sickness or kinetosis). It can also be used in Meniere's disease, to alleviate nausea and vomiting.

Precautions

Aviomarin should be avoided or may be used only with extra precautions in the following conditions:

  • Allergic to Aviomarin or other antihistamines such as:
    • pheniramine,
    • chlorpheniramine,
    • diphenhydramine and others. Symptoms of an allergy include:
      • skin rash,
      • swelling of the face,
      • swelling of the tongue,
      • swelling of the neck,
      • shortness of breath,
      • anaphylactic shock. Anaphylactic shock can be fatal.
  • Glaucoma (eye disease manifested as high pressure in eyes)
  • If you have a tumor of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma)
  • If you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate)
  • Porphyria
  • If you have breathing problems (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema)
  • Epilepsy
  • Kidney or liver disorders
  • If you have heart disorders
  • If you have thyroid gland disorders

It should be used very carefully in elderly because they are more sensitive to the effects of Aviomarin. Elderly can experience severe headaches, dizziness, constipation and trouble urinating while using this medicine.

It should be avoided in children below the age of 2.

If you notice side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, avoid the use of motor vehicles and machines.

Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding

Use during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended. Aviomarin should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to the child.

Aviomarin is excreted in breast milk and may harm your baby. Avoid breastfeeding while using this remedy.

Aviomarin Dose and Use

Take this drug an hour before the planned travel. Adults need to swallow the whole pill with a glass of water. For children, the tablets can be crushed to make them easier to swallow.

  • Usual dose for adults and children above the age of 14: 50-100 mg half an hour before traveling. The next pill can be taken after 6 hours. Maximum daily dose for adults is 6 tablets (300 mg).
  • The dose for children aged 5-14 years: 25-50 mg half an hour before traveling. The next dose can be taken after 6 hours. The maximum daily dose for children is 3 tablets (150 mg).

It can be taken with or without food.

Aviomarin should not be used in combination with alcoholic beverages.

Use with other drugs (Interactions)

Aviomarin should be avoided or may be used only with extra precautions with the following medications:

  • MAO inhibitors used to treat depression, such as:
    • moclobemide,
    • selegiline,
    • phenelzine and others.
  • Anticholinergic medications such as:
    • atropine,
    • scopolamine,
    • tiotropium,
    • ipratropium,
    • chlorpheniramine,
    • dimenhydrinate,
    • diphenhydramine,
    • tropicamide and others.
  • Medications used in the treatment of anxiety and tranquilizers such as:
    • diazepam (Bensedin),
    • alprazolam (ksalol),
    • bromazepam,
    • clonazepam,
    • midazolam and others.
  • Medications used in the treatment of pain such as
    • codeine,
    • morphine,
    • pethidine and other narcotic drugs

It should not be used in combination with the abovementioned medications, because it can cause:

  1. severe headaches,
  2. dizziness,
  3. fainting and loss of consciousness.

Aviomarin should not be used in combination with alcoholic beverages because it increases the risk of side effects

Aviomarin Side effects

Aviomarin may cause the following side effects:

  1. mood changes,
  2. confusion,
  3. drowsiness,
  4. fatigue,
  5. blurred vision,
  6. dry mouth,
  7. constipation,
  8. urinary retention,
  9. tremor,
  10. insomnia,
  11. nervousness,
  12. hallucination,
  13. nose bleeding,
  14. low blood pressure (hypotension),
  15. loss of memory (especially in elderly),
  16. flu like symptoms,
  17. allergic reaction and others.

Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • skin rash,
  • itching of the skin,
  • redness of the skin,
  • swelling of the face,
  • swelling of the tongue,
  • difficulty breathing and anaphylactic shock.
  • Anaphylactic shock is a very dangerous condition that can be fatal.
  • swelling of the neck and throat,

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