Emetostop is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used to treat symptoms of vertigo (dizziness or spinning sensation) caused by disease that affects your inner ear.
Emetostop may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains.
Adult: 25-50 mg 1 hr before travelling and repeat 24 hrly if needed.
Child: 2-6 yr 6.25 mg once daily; >6-12 yr 12.5 mg once daily; >12 yr Same as adult dose. Doses are given 1 hr before travelling and repeated 24 hrly if needed.
Vertigo and vestibular disorders
Adult: 25-100 mg daily in divided doses. Discontinue if there is no response after 1-2 wk of treatment.
Child: ≥12 yr Same as adult dose.
HOW SHOULD I USE EMETOSTOP?
There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
Use Emetostop as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Take Emetostop by mouth with or without food.
- For prevention of motion sickness, take Emetostop at least 1 hour before activity or travel.
- Use Emetostop exactly as directed on the package, unless instructed differently by your doctor. If you are taking Emetostop without a prescription, follow any warnings and precautions on the label.
- If you miss a dose of Emetostop and are using it regularly, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Emetostop.
A histamine H1 antagonist used in the treatment of motion sickness, vertigo, and nausea during pregnancy and radiation sickness.
For the control of vertigo associated with diseases affecting the vestibular system, the recommended dose is 25 to 100 mg daily, in divided dosage, depending upon clinical response.
The initial dose of 25 to 50 mg of Emetostop should be taken one hour prior to embarkation for protection against motion sickness. Thereafter, the dose may be repeated every 24 hours for the duration of the journey.
The following drug interactions and/or related problems have been selected on the basis of their potential clinical significance (possible mechanism in parentheses where appropriate)—not necessarily inclusive (» = major clinical significance):
Note: Combinations containing any of the following medications, depending on the amount present, may also interact with this medication.
CNS depression–producing medications, other (concurrent use may potentiate the CNS depressant effects of either these medications or buclizine)
Anticholinergics or other medications with anticholinergic activity (concurrent use with buclizine may potentiate anticholinergic effects)
Apomorphine (prior administration of buclizine may decrease the emetic response to apomorphine)
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