Joy-Rides Tablets: Indications, Dosage, Precautions, Adverse Effects
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Joy-Rides Tablets - Product Information

Manufacture: Forest Laboratories, Inc.
Country: Great Britain
Condition: Motion Sickness
Class: Anticholinergics/antispasmodics
Form: Tablets
Ingredients: hyoscine hydrobromide, mannitol, erythrosine (E 127), povidone, raspberry flavour, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate

Name of the Medicinal Product

Joy-rides Tablets

Qualitative and Quantitative Composition

Active Constituent

Hyoscine hydrobromide 0.15 mg

For a full list of excipients, see section List of Excipients.

Pharmaceutical Form

A raspberry flavoured chewed tablet for oral administration.

Clinical Particulars

Therapeutic Indications

Anti-muscarinic. For the prevention of motion sickness.

Posology and Method of Administration

Route of administration: Oral.
Adults over 13 years: 2 tablets 20 minutes before start of the journey. Maximum 4 tablets in 24 hours.
Children: 20 minutes before journey. 7 - 12 years: 1 -2 tablets. 4 - 7 years: 1 tablet. Maximum 2 tablets in 24 hours. 3 – 4 years: half a tablet. Maximum 1 tablet in 24 hours.

Not recommended under 3 years except on medical advice.

Ideally taken 20 minutes before the start of the journey. However, still effective if taken at onset of nausea or after the journey has begun.

Contraindications

Glaucoma.

Special Warnings and Precautions for Use

Do not exceed the stated dose. Avoid alcoholic drink.

If you are epileptic, you might suffer from increased seizure frequency.

Interaction with Other Medicinal Products and Other Forms of Interaction

The actions of hyoscine hydrobromide may be potentiated by concurrent phenothiazines, tricyclic antidepressants or alcohol. Aluminium hydroxide preparations may reduce absorption of hyoscine hydrobromide. The actions of tricyclic antidepressants may be potentiated by concurrent hyoscine hydrobromide.

Pregnancy and Lactation

Safety in pregnancy has not been established, but the drug has been used widely for many years without apparent ill effect. However, the normal precautions of avoiding unnecessary medication especially in the first trimester of pregnancy should be observed.

Hyoscine hydrobromide can cross the placenta and appears in trace quantities in breast milk.

Effects on Ability to Drive and Use Machines

May cause drowsiness, if affected do not drive or operate machinery.

Undesirable Eeffects

Some patients may experience cholinergic signs and symptoms such as dry mouth, dizziness, blurred vision, dilatation of the pupils with loss of accommodation, photophobia, closed angle glaucoma (very rare), urinary disturbances (urinary emergency and retention), reduced bronchial secretions, transient bradycardia (followed by tachycardia, palpitation and arrhythmias), flushing and dryness of the skin, constipation, nausea and vomiting.

Other signs and symptoms may include hallucination, high temperature (due to decreased sweating) and confusion. These may occur in all patient groups although certain populations (children and the elderly) are more susceptible to anticholinergic toxicity.

Reporting of Suspected Adverse Reactions

Reporting suspected adverse reactions after authorisation of the medicinal product is important. It allows continued monitoring of the benefit/risk balance of the medicinal product. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.

Overdose

The main symptoms are sleepiness, dry mouth, rapid heart rate, palpitation, dilated pupils. Other signs and symptoms may include hallucination, high temperature and confusion. These may occur in all patient groups although certain populations (children and the elderly) are more susceptible of anticholinergic toxicity. Take measures to limit intestinal absorption immediately. Parasympathetic agents such as physotigmine should be used as necessary. Do not use phenothiazines.

Pharmacological Properties

Pharmacodynamic Properties

The Atropine like actions of hyoscine hydrobromide are well known. The site of action in preventing motion sickness is thought to be either on the cortex or more peripherally on the vestibular apparatus.

Pharmacokinetic Properties

Hyoscine is rapidly absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract. About 1 % of an oral dose is eliminated as such in the urine. Traces are found in various secretions, including milk.

Preclinical Safety Data

None.

Pharmaceutical Particulars

List of Excipients

Mannitol

Erythrosine (E.127) Lake

Povidone

Raspberry Flavour Trusil J7551

Microcrystalline cellulose

Magnesium stearate

Incompatibilities

None known.

Shelf Life

3 years.

Special Precautions for Storage

Store below 25°C in a dry place.

Nature and Contents of Container

Tablets are inpidually sealed in strips of 12, or as 2 strips of 6, between 2 layers of 0.25 mm soft aluminium foil/0.25 mm polyethylene. Strips are packed in decorated, folding boxboard cartons.

Special Precautions for Disposal and Other Handling

None.

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Forest Laboratories UK Limited,

Whiddon Valley,

Barnstaple,

North Devon,

EX32 8NS,

United Kingdom.

Marketing Authorisation Number(s)

PL 00108/0333

Date of First Authorisation/Renewal of the Authorisation

First granted 22 July 1973.

Last renewed 12 April 1996.

Date of Revision of the Text

14/07/2015

Company Contact Details

Forest Laboratories UK Limited (a subsidiary of Actavis PLC)

http://www.actavis.co.uk

Address

Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8NS, UK

Fax

+44 (0)1271 346106

Medical Information e-mail

medinfo@actavis.co.uk

Telephone

+44 (0)1271 311 200

Medical Information Direct Line

+44(0)1271 385 257