Feeling sick or nauseous can be caused by a variety of different reasons and is highly unpleasant and distressing. Fortunately, there are a number of anti-nausea medications available over the counter which can help control feelings of sickness, nausea and actual vomiting.

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Medication for vomiting

Anti-nausea medication in the UK is called antiemetics and anti-nausea medication sold over the counter is usually in quite a mild form often designed to help with cases of motion or travel sickness. Because nausea and actual vomiting can be an indicator of many, in some cases quite serious illnesses and diseases, persistent and/or severe sickness and vomiting will require an evaluation from a doctor to determine the underlying cause.

How does medication for vomiting work?

There are two types of products sold as over the counter antiemetics:-

  • Bismuth subsalicylate – used for upset stomachs and more severe problems like gastroenteritis. It works by protecting the delicate lining of the stomach
  • Antihistamines – these can help with nausea and vomiting caused by motion so they are commonly used for travel sickness. Antihistamines seem to interfere with the motion sensors in the inner ear and disrupt the signals to the area in the brain responsible for vomiting

Are there any people who shouldn’t take medication for vomiting?

Bismuth Subsalicylate is an antacid and some people are intolerant or allergic to it. It is also not suitable for children below the age of 12 years or children and teenagers with either flu or chickenpox.

Antihistamines are not recommended for people who have heart disease and/or high blood pressure, respiratory issues or thyroid problems.

Our online medicine service will check out your health status before dispensing over the counter anti-nausea medication. Antiemetic drugs can react with other medications so you need to state clearly if you are taking any other medicines either prescription or non-prescription to avoid unwanted interactions.

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