How Kwells help to prevent or relieve travel sickness

Ever wondered how travel sickness tablets work to prevent or relieve motion sickness?

Before we head into the science bit let’s explore the condition a little more.

Motion sickness is the general term for the symptoms we might experience as a result of moving.1

Depending how you’re travelling you may call it car sickness, seasickness or airsickness.

family sat in the boot of a car

VR gaming sickness is a relatively new term that’s used to describe the symptoms that some people get while, you’ve guessed it, VR gaming.

This time it isn’t physical movement that can cause motion sickness symptoms but the movement of the virtual environment within VR gaming headsets. Find out more about VR gaming sickness.

However you package it up, it’s unpleasant, sometimes awkward – there’s nothing worse than a wave of travel sickness in front of fellow ferry or plane passengers – and can be distressing, particularly for children.

It can even make some of us anxious about travelling if it happens on a regular basis.

Symptoms of motion sickness can vary from person to person, but they can include headache and nausea, being sick, sweating, an increase in saliva, feeling cold and going pale.2

 

It’s caused by a sensory mismatch between the eyes and inner ear – the eyes sense you’re stationary while the inner ear senses movement.2

 

Those conflicting messages cause confusion in the brain which then triggers the symptoms we associate with travel sickness.2

 

When it comes to preventing travel sickness there are several things you can try, including eating a light carb-based food such as cereal before a journey and if you’re travelling by car focus on the road ahead if possible.2

 

Try to minimise motion by sitting in the front of a car, in the middle of a boat – preferably on deck – or over the wing of a plane.2

 

Read more about different types of motion sickness and self-help ways to relieve or reduce the risk of it happening.

 

Kwells travel sickness tablets

Travel sickness remedies

If you’ve tried every travel sickness self-help tip in the book and feel you need further help and advice, speak to a pharmacist about an over-the-counter travel sickness remedy such as hyoscine hydrobromide.

Hyoscine hydrobromide is the active ingredient in Kwells3 Adults Travel Sickness 300 microgram tablets and Kwells Kids Travel Sickness 150 microgram tablets and is mainly used to prevent travel sickness4.

It can also be used to reduce the amount of saliva in your mouth.4

It blocks a naturally occurring chemical in parts of the brain and nervous system called acetylcholine4 – a neurotransmitter which among other actions contracts smooth muscles and dilates blood vessels5.

For travel sickness hyoscine hydrobromide is understood to temporarily block messages from the inner ear to the part of the brain that controls vomiting.4

It reduces the effect of movement on the balance organs of the inner ear and the nerves responsible for nausea.3

Tablets containing hyoscine hydrobromide, such as Kwells, can be taken up to 20-30 minutes before a journey or at the onset of sickness for the fast and effective prevention and control of travel sickness3.

Cinnarizine is another active ingredient used travel sickness medicines.6

It’s known as a drowsy, or sedating, antihistamine and it’s also used to stop dizziness and sickness caused by inner ear problems.6

Cinnarizine blocks the effects of histamine in the brain to reduce symptoms of travel sickness.

However, it works gradually and can take up to four hours from the time you take the tablet for it to reach its full effect.6

airplane wing mid flight

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Short trips or big adventures, you can help end the misery and unhappiness of travel sickness.

Kwells 300 microgram tablets and Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets are used for the fast and effective prevention and control of travel sickness.

  • Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide
  • Helps prevent travel sickness
  • 12 tablets

 

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Kwells 300 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for adults and children aged 10+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 300 microgram. Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for children aged 4+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 150 microgram. Always read the label

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Travel sickness is miserable for youngsters and it’s not much fun for you either – but rest assured, there are lots of things you can try to prevent it from happening.

Read on for our insights, tips and advice because we’re on a mission to put the fun and enjoyment back into your journeys and help you to ‘travel happy’ once again!

boy in car

The five words every parent or carer dreads mid road trip, flight or boat journey?

It has to be that little distress call: “I’m going to be sick!”.

You may have enough warning to be able to alleviate child travel sickness by pulling over for some fresh air and refreshment if you’re in the car.

If you’re mid air or sea, you’ve got a slight problem.

When it occurs without much warning the best you can do is to be prepared.

Bags, wipes, hand sanitiser and lots of sympathy for a distressed child – and much Kwells sympathy to whoever has to clean up the consequences and tolerate the aftermath for some time to come!

three children in the back of a car

If you have youngsters prone travel sickness you don’t need us to tell you it’s most common in children – those aged two to 12 in fact.1

That’s the bad news. The good news is babies and little ones up to the age of two rarely seem to suffer from it and travel sickness for kids can significantly reduce with age – although, unfortunately for some of us, it can continue into adulthood.1

It’s also more common in women – particularly during pregnancy – than men.1

Travel sickness – also known as motion sickness – can happen on any form of travel but children most commonly experience it as car sickness2.

It’s thought to be caused by a conflict of messages received by the brain from the eyes and ears3 but it’s still only partly understood and we don’t know why some children get it and others don’t2.

The big travel sickness conversation!

What we do know is when we’re sat in a car, generally our body is telling our brain we’re moving forward.2

But for children that’s not always the case.

If your child is sitting too low down to see out through a window to the horizon or if they’re looking down and reading, messages to the brain can get confused.2

Think of it as conversation between the ear, eyes and brain and it goes something like this…

 

The part that controls balance and motion in the ear is saying, ‘we’re moving’.2 The eyes are saying, ‘we’re reading a book and sitting still!’.2

 

This sensory mismatch is a bit too much for the brain to deal with and can lead to nervous system responses which can cause nausea and other symptoms.1

 

At this point the brain is probably saying, ‘too much misinformation, here’s what happens!’.

 

Other symptoms can include4:

 

  • Going sweaty
  • Feeling cold
  • Headaches
  • Feeling weak
  • An increase in saliva

 

Once nausea kicks in there’s very little that can be done, so early prevention is definitely better than cure with travel sickness.3

There are things you can try ahead of the journey to help children with travel sickness

 

  • Give your youngster a light, carb-based snack before travelling such as cereal or crackers. Avoid anything ‘too heavy’.2
  • Plan several stops into your journey time for fresh air, a little walk and refreshment such as water.
  • Being elevated so your child can see through the window to the horizon may help so safety seats and booster seats can come in handy.2

family outside car

mother daughter

Once you’re travelling on your way…

 

  • Don’t take any strong-smelling food in the car and avoiding smoking, petrol or diesel fumes if possible.2
  • Where you sit can make a difference, if your child is old enough, they may feel better sat in the front of the car. For planes over the wing can help as can being on deck in the middle of a boat.4
  • Keep youngsters distracted and entertained with music, singing, I Spy and podcasts to stop them from looking down. Books, phones, tablets and gaming consoles are not recommended for those prone to travel sickness.2
  • If nausea starts to creep in, ginger in the form of a biscuit or tea is a good tip to try.5

If self-help tips aren’t working, don’t worry, you can speak to your local pharmacist for advice.5

They’ll want to know3:

  • How old your child is
  • Any previous history
  • How you’re travelling such as car, plane, boat
  • How long you’ll be travelling for
  • Any medication history

They can provide information and advice on suitable over-the-counter remedies which may be able to help5 such as Kwells Kids Travel Sickness 150 microgram tablets*.

Because Kwells tablets melt in the mouth, absorption into the bloodstream is very rapid and they can be taken up to 20–30 minutes before travelling or at the onset of sickness.

The active substance in Kwells tablets is hyoscine hydrobromide which temporarily reduces the effect of movement on the balance organs of the inner ear and the nerves responsible for nausea.

*Kwells 300 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for adults and children aged 10+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 300 microgram. Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for children aged 4+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 150 microgram. Always read the label.

If you have any doubts about using Kwells tablets correctly, seek the advice of your pharmacist or doctor.

References:

1 Fasttrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy – Alan Nathan

2 https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=1&contentid=973

3 Symptoms in the Pharmacy: A Guide to the Management of Common Illness – Alison Blenkinsopp, Paul Paxton & John Blenkinsopp

4 https://patient.info/travel-and-vaccinations/health-advice-for-travel-abroad/motion-travel-sickness

5 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/motion-sickness/

 

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How Kwells help to prevent or relieve travel sickness

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Our Products

Short trips or big adventures, you can help end the misery and unhappiness of travel sickness.

Kwells 300 microgram tablets and Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets are used for the fast and effective prevention and control of travel sickness.

  • Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide
  • Helps prevent travel sickness
  • 12 tablets

 

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Kwells 300 Microgram Tablets
Kwells 150 microgram tablets

Kwells 300 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for adults and children aged 10+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 300 microgram. Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for children aged 4+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 150 microgram. Always read the label

Helping Children with Travel Sickness

Travel sickness is miserable for youngsters and it’s not much fun for you either – but rest assured, there are lots of things you can try to prevent it from happening.

Read on for our insights, tips and advice because we’re on a mission to put the fun and enjoyment back into your journeys and help you to ‘travel happy’ once again!

boy in car

The history

 

Travel sickness is nothing new. In fact, in humans, it’s reportedly been around since the very first modes of transport were invented, apparently dating back to the Greek and Romans who are said to have been very familiar with the condition.1

In 300AD the Chinese called it ‘cart influence’ and ‘ship influence’ and the naval hero Admiral Nelson, who first dipped his toe in sea travel at the age of 12, was said to be a chronic sufferer.1

It’s common among the world’s population – according to some reports around 65% of people suffer from it2 – and women and children tend to suffer more although it’s not really understood why.3

Even animals suffer from it. Dogs, cats, horse, fish and amphibians are all said be prone to motion sickness.2

 

Find out more about travel sickness here.

The five words every parent or carer dreads mid road trip, flight or boat journey?

It has to be that little distress call: “I’m going to be sick!”.

You may have enough warning to be able to alleviate child travel sickness by pulling over for some fresh air and refreshment if you’re in the car.

If you’re mid air or sea, you’ve got a slight problem.

When it occurs without much warning the best you can do is to be prepared.

Bags, wipes, hand sanitiser and lots of sympathy for a distressed child – and much Kwells sympathy to whoever has to clean up the consequences and tolerate the aftermath for some time to come!

three children in the back of a car

If you have youngsters prone travel sickness you don’t need us to tell you it’s most common in children – those aged two to 12 in fact.1

That’s the bad news. The good news is babies and little ones up to the age of two rarely seem to suffer from it and travel sickness for kids can significantly reduce with age – although, unfortunately for some of us, it can continue into adulthood.1

It’s also more common in women – particularly during pregnancy – than men.1

Travel sickness – also known as motion sickness – can happen on any form of travel but children most commonly experience it as car sickness2.

It’s thought to be caused by a conflict of messages received by the brain from the eyes and ears3 but it’s still only partly understood and we don’t know why some children get it and others don’t2.

The big travel sickness conversation!

What we do know is when we’re sat in a car, generally our body is telling our brain we’re moving forward.2

But for children that’s not always the case.

If your child is sitting too low down to see out through a window to the horizon or if they’re looking down and reading, messages to the brain can get confused.2

mother daughter

Once you’re travelling on your way…

 

  • Don’t take any strong-smelling food in the car and avoiding smoking, petrol or diesel fumes if possible.2
  • Where you sit can make a difference, if your child is old enough, they may feel better sat in the front of the car. For planes over the wing can help as can being on deck in the middle of a boat.4
  • Keep youngsters distracted and entertained with music, singing, I Spy and podcasts to stop them from looking down. Books, phones, tablets and gaming consoles are not recommended for those prone to travel sickness.2
  • If nausea starts to creep in, ginger in the form of a biscuit or tea is a good tip to try.5

In the air

There’s nothing worse than feeling ill on a plane. You’re often cramped, aircraft toilets are the last place you want to be and there’s no opportunity to pull into the nearest layby – let alone the embarrassment of throwing-up in front of an audience of strangers!

Therefore, it’s best to do everything you can to prevent symptoms occurring in the first place. If possible, opt for a seat in the middle of the plane as this is where you’ll experience the least movement.5

A pillow or headrest will help to keep your head as still as possible and might even help you to nod off.5 Try to relax and keep calm by focusing on your breathing. You could also try carrying out a mental activity such as counting backwards from 100!Sucking a boiled sweet can ease the pressure on your ears during take-off and landing which may help to prevent or ease symptoms.

An aeroplane in flight

A ferry leaving port

Riding the wave

Again, there’s no escape when you’re aboard a boat and choppy waters can make for an uncomfortable journey if you’re prone to motion sickness.

Avoiding alcohol and large meals before your journey is wise, particularly if you’re likely to encounter turbulent weather.6

On a boat trip, try to sit in the middle of the boat where you’ll feel less motion or head out on deck to get some fresh air. If you’re staying overnight, you could choose a cabin in the middle of the ship.3

Try to avoid areas where you can smell engine fumes as these types of odours can trigger motion sickness.3

Keeping your eyes closed or sleep. Listening to music or a podcast can be good distraction and a great way to zone out from the journey.3

 

Find out more about sea sickness here.

On track

Some people find they’re less prone to travel sickness on trains as they’re often able to look out of the window more easily.

You may find sitting in a carriage near the front of the train where it’s more stable helps to stave off symptoms. You could also opt for a seat near the doors so you can experience fresh air every time the train stops.

Try to stay seated as much as possible so you feel less motion than you would standing and look out of the window and focus on the horizon if you do start to feel motion sickness creeping in. If self-help methods aren’t working Kwells Adults Travel Sickness 300 microgram tablets7 or Kwells Kids Travel Sickness 150 microgram tablets8 may be able to help.

The active substance in Kwells tablets is hyoscine hydrobromide. Hyoscine hydrobromide temporarily reduces the effect of movement on the balance organs of the inner ear and the nerves responsible for nausea. Because Kwells tablets melt in the mouth, absorption into the bloodstream is very rapid and they can be taken up to 20–30 minutes before travelling or at the onset of sickness.

Always read the label. If you have any doubts about using Kwells tablets correctly, seek the advice of your pharmacist or doctor.

 

A train travelling under a bridge

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Our Products

Short trips or big adventures, you can help end the misery and unhappiness of travel sickness.

Kwells 300 microgram tablets and Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets are used for the fast and effective prevention and control of travel sickness.

  • Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide
  • Helps prevent travel sickness
  • 12 tablets

 

Explore
Kwells 300 Microgram Tablets
Kwells 150 microgram tablets

Kwells 300 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for adults and children aged 10+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 300 microgram. Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for children aged 4+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 150 microgram. Always read the label

Helping Children with Travel Sickness

Travel sickness is miserable for youngsters and it’s not much fun for you either – but rest assured, there are lots of things you can try to prevent it from happening.

Read on for our insights, tips and advice because we’re on a mission to put the fun and enjoyment back into your journeys and help you to ‘travel happy’ once again!

boy in car

The five words every parent or carer dreads mid road trip, flight or boat journey?

It has to be that little distress call: “I’m going to be sick!”.

You may have enough warning to be able to alleviate child travel sickness by pulling over for some fresh air and refreshment if you’re in the car.

If you’re mid air or sea, you’ve got a slight problem.

When it occurs without much warning the best you can do is to be prepared.

Bags, wipes, hand sanitiser and lots of sympathy for a distressed child – and much Kwells sympathy to whoever has to clean up the consequences and tolerate the aftermath for some time to come!

three children in the back of a car

If you have youngsters prone travel sickness you don’t need us to tell you it’s most common in children – those aged two to 12 in fact.1

That’s the bad news. The good news is babies and little ones up to the age of two rarely seem to suffer from it and travel sickness for kids can significantly reduce with age – although, unfortunately for some of us, it can continue into adulthood.1

It’s also more common in women – particularly during pregnancy – than men.1

Travel sickness – also known as motion sickness – can happen on any form of travel but children most commonly experience it as car sickness2.

It’s thought to be caused by a conflict of messages received by the brain from the eyes and ears3 but it’s still only partly understood and we don’t know why some children get it and others don’t2.

The big travel sickness conversation!

What we do know is when we’re sat in a car, generally our body is telling our brain we’re moving forward.2

But for children that’s not always the case.

If your child is sitting too low down to see out through a window to the horizon or if they’re looking down and reading, messages to the brain can get confused.2

mother daughter

Once you’re travelling on your way…

 

  • Don’t take any strong-smelling food in the car and avoiding smoking, petrol or diesel fumes if possible.2
  • Where you sit can make a difference, if your child is old enough, they may feel better sat in the front of the car. For planes over the wing can help as can being on deck in the middle of a boat.4
  • Keep youngsters distracted and entertained with music, singing, I Spy and podcasts to stop them from looking down. Books, phones, tablets and gaming consoles are not recommended for those prone to travel sickness.2
  • If nausea starts to creep in, ginger in the form of a biscuit or tea is a good tip to try.5

In the air

There’s nothing worse than feeling ill on a plane. You’re often cramped, aircraft toilets are the last place you want to be and there’s no opportunity to pull into the nearest layby – let alone the embarrassment of throwing-up in front of an audience of strangers!

Therefore, it’s best to do everything you can to prevent symptoms occurring in the first place. If possible, opt for a seat in the middle of the plane as this is where you’ll experience the least movement.5

A pillow or headrest will help to keep your head as still as possible and might even help you to nod off.5 Try to relax and keep calm by focusing on your breathing. You could also try carrying out a mental activity such as counting backwards from 100!Sucking a boiled sweet can ease the pressure on your ears during take-off and landing which may help to prevent or ease symptoms.

An aeroplane in flight

Two young girls whispering and playing on a small boat

There are things you can try ahead of the journey to help children with travel sickness

 

  • Give your youngster a light, carb-based snack before travelling such as cereal or crackers. Avoid anything ‘too heavy’.2
  • Plan several stops into your journey time for fresh air, a little walk and refreshment such as water.
  • Being elevated so your child can see through the window to the horizon may help so safety seats and booster seats can come in handy.2

family outside car

References:

1 Fasttrack: Managing Symptoms in the Pharmacy – Alan Nathan

2 https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=1&contentid=973

3 Symptoms in the Pharmacy: A Guide to the Management of Common Illness – Alison Blenkinsopp, Paul Paxton & John Blenkinsopp

4 https://patient.info/travel-and-vaccinations/health-advice-for-travel-abroad/motion-travel-sickness

5 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/motion-sickness/

 

Travel Happy Tips

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How Kwells help to prevent or relieve travel sickness

Ever wondered how travel sickness tablets work to prevent or relieve motion sickness? Find out here.

Read More
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The five words every parent or carer dreads mid road trip, flight or boat journey? It has to be that little distress call: “I’m going to be sick!”.

Read More…
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Join our journey of discovery for tips to prevent travel sickness

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Our Products

Short trips or big adventures, you can help end the misery and unhappiness of travel sickness.

Kwells 300 microgram tablets and Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets are used for the fast and effective prevention and control of travel sickness.

  • Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide
  • Helps prevent travel sickness
  • 12 tablets

 

Explore
Kwells 300 Microgram Tablets
Kwells 150 microgram tablets

Kwells 300 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for adults and children aged 10+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 300 microgram. Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for children aged 4+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 150 microgram. Always read the label

Helping Children with Travel Sickness

Travel sickness is miserable for youngsters and it’s not much fun for you either – but rest assured, there are lots of things you can try to prevent it from happening.

Read on for our insights, tips and advice because we’re on a mission to put the fun and enjoyment back into your journeys and help you to ‘travel happy’ once again!

boy in car

mother daughter

Once you’re travelling on your way…

 

  • Don’t take any strong-smelling food in the car and avoiding smoking, petrol or diesel fumes if possible.2
  • Where you sit can make a difference, if your child is old enough, they may feel better sat in the front of the car. For planes over the wing can help as can being on deck in the middle of a boat.4
  • Keep youngsters distracted and entertained with music, singing, I Spy and podcasts to stop them from looking down. Books, phones, tablets and gaming consoles are not recommended for those prone to travel sickness.2
  • If nausea starts to creep in, ginger in the form of a biscuit or tea is a good tip to try.5

In the air

There’s nothing worse than feeling ill on a plane. You’re often cramped, aircraft toilets are the last place you want to be and there’s no opportunity to pull into the nearest layby – let alone the embarrassment of throwing-up in front of an audience of strangers!

Therefore, it’s best to do everything you can to prevent symptoms occurring in the first place. If possible, opt for a seat in the middle of the plane as this is where you’ll experience the least movement.5

A pillow or headrest will help to keep your head as still as possible and might even help you to nod off.5 Try to relax and keep calm by focusing on your breathing. You could also try carrying out a mental activity such as counting backwards from 100!Sucking a boiled sweet can ease the pressure on your ears during take-off and landing which may help to prevent or ease symptoms.

An aeroplane in flight

Travel Happy Tips

airplane wing mid flight

How Kwells help to prevent or relieve travel sickness

Ever wondered how travel sickness tablets work to prevent or relieve motion sickness? Find out here.

Read More
boy in car with headphones

Helping Children with Travel Sickness

The five words every parent or carer dreads mid road trip, flight or boat journey? It has to be that little distress call: “I’m going to be sick!”.

Read More…
Woman reading a book whilst travelling on an aeroplane

Join our journey of discovery for tips to prevent travel sickness

Whether it’s a road trip or journey by boat, train or plane, we’re here to help you travel happy by offering tips, advice and insight.

Hit the road…
Happy family lying on grass hugging

Memories to be made: Leave the staycation travel sickness behind

The excitement of booking a holiday can soon diminish when there’s travel sickness in tow. What should be one of the sunny highlights of the year…

Read More…
Man with a VR headset on watching a film

VR gaming : Another dimension of motion sickness

Cybersickness – or as it was nicknamed back in the day of early VR gaming the ‘barfogenic zone’1 – is a form of motion sickness brought on…

Fly in for more…

Our Products

Short trips or big adventures, you can help end the misery and unhappiness of travel sickness.

Kwells 300 microgram tablets and Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets are used for the fast and effective prevention and control of travel sickness.

  • Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide
  • Helps prevent travel sickness
  • 12 tablets

 

Explore
Kwells 300 Microgram Tablets
Kwells 150 microgram tablets

Kwells 300 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for adults and children aged 10+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 300 microgram. Kwells Kids 150 microgram tablets. For the prevention of travel sickness, suitable for children aged 4+. Contains Hyoscine Hydrobromide 150 microgram. Always read the label