Vertigon – Promethazine Teoclate is primarily used to both prevent and relieve the symptoms of vertigo and motion or travel sickness such as nausea, dizziness, headaches and vomiting. However, this product is also suitable for treatment of these symptoms for reasons other than those stated above, such as in cases of extreme stress or food poisoning, or following a recent surgery, for example.
Some people may have side effects when taking this medicine. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking this medicine and speak to your doctor immediately:
- severe rash, itching, swelling of the face, lips or mouth
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- irregular heartbeats, low blood pressure (light-headed feeling when standing).
If you notice any of the following side effects speak to your doctor or pharmacist
- infections, fevers or sore throats which seem to go on a long time
- unexplained bruising or nose-bleeds
- if you develop a yellow colour of your skin, dark urine and yellowing of the whites of the eyes.
Other side effects may include:
- headache, dizziness, restlessness, confusion, you may feel tired or sleepy
- children may become overexcited while taking this product
- occasionally some people, especially the elderly, may experience blurred vision, dry mouth or have difficulty passing water
- loss of appetite, upset stomach, nightmares, cramp or muscles twitching or jerking, or the muscles become rigid
- unusual movements of the head and face muscles.
One tablet each night is usually enough, but two or three tablets may be required by some patients. These can be
taken at intervals during the day, but it is often not necessary for more than 4 tablets to be needed in any 24 hour period.
Children over 10 years old
Give the lower adult dose (one tablet).
Children 5 – 10 years old
Give half the lower adult dose (half a tablet).
Children 2 – 5 years old
Vertigon® Tablets are not suitable for children 2 – 5 years old. An oral liquid is recommended.