Buccastem M Tablets
- Helps to stop Nausea & Vomiting from Migraines
- Comes in a handy pack size of 8 tablets
- Lasts up to 12 hours
Buy Buccastem Tablets Online UK
You can buy Buccastem M buccal tablets from our online pharmacy service. Simply complete our short online assessment for one of our pharmacists to review. If your order is approved, our pharmacy team will dispense and dispatch the medicine to your chosen delivery address.
What is Buccastem?
Buccastem is used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with a migraine. Many people experience nausea and vomiting when suffering from a migraine and Buccastem can be an effective treatment for this. It can be taken by adults aged 18 years and over. It can be bought over the counter at a pharmacy after a discussion with a pharmacist.
The active ingredient in Buccastem 3mg is prochlorperazine 3mg. The tablets are buccal tablets, which means they are placed between the upper lip and gum and left to dissolve.
How does it work?
The active ingredient, prochlorperazine, is a type of medicine called a phenothiazine. They’re thought to work by blocking chemical messengers reaching the ‘vomiting centre’ of the brain. By blocking these messages, it stops the vomiting centre from triggering the sensation of nausea or causing vomiting.
There are other medicines available over the counter to treat migraine but many of these treat the other symptoms of migraine. Buccastem specifically treats nausea and vomiting associated with migraines.
Another medicine that can help with nausea and vomiting associated with migraines is Migraleve Pink tablets. Migraleve Pink contains 3 active ingredients: paracetamol, codeine and buclizine. Buclizine is an antiemetic medicine, which means it helps to treat nausea and vomiting.
What is Buccastem used for?
Buccastem can be used to treat nausea and vomiting associated with migraines. The active ingredient, prochlorperazine, can also be used to treat various conditions such as morning sickness, travel sickness, and Meniere’s disease.
What are the side effects of Buccastem?
The side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, changes to taste, mouth numbness, and dizziness. Other side effects are rarer but can be serious like an allergic reaction and convulsions. Read the patient information leaflet for further information.
How long does it take for Buccastem to work?
The tablets should start to work in around 30 to 60 minutes, although it can take longer. It can take around 1 or 2 hours for the buccal tablet to fully dissolve in the mouth.
Is Buccastem good for vertigo?
You cannot buy Buccastem for vertigo treatment in the UK. This is because the medicine is only licensed for the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with migraines. However, the active ingredient prochlorperazine maleate can be prescribed to treat vertigo and other conditions.
Can I buy Buccastem over the counter in the UK?
You can buy Buccastem in the UK over the counter at your local pharmacy or buy Buccastem at Boots and other large pharmacies. It’s a ‘pharmacy’ medicine which means you have to discuss it with a pharmacist before buying it. You can also buy Buccastem online from registered online pharmacies like Simple Online Pharmacy. Our pharmacists check and review every order to make sure they are safe and suitable for you.
Buccastem Side Effects
Like any medicine, Buccastem may cause side effects. This includes side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, mouth numbness, and changes to taste. There is also the risk of rare but serious side effects including an allergic reaction, convulsions, and a condition called neuroleptic malignant syndrome. See the patient information leaflet for a full list of possible side effects.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
How to take Buccastem
The usual Buccastem dose is one or two tablets twice a day for a maximum of 2 days. You should place the tablet high up along your top gum under the upper lip on either side of your mouth. The tablet will become soft and then stick to the gum.
From here, it will dissolve slowly over 1 to 2 hours. You shouldn’t be able to notice the tablet after a few minutes.
The tablet cannot be swallowed whole or chewed and you must make sure not to move the tablet around your mouth. Ideally, you should take your dose after a meal. If you forget to take a dose you should not take a double dose.
It’s not suitable for everyone to take this medicine. This includes people with certain conditions such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, prostate problems and liver problems. It’s also not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women to take.
People with an allergy to prochlorperazine or any of the ingredients in Buccastem should not take the medicine. For a complete list of warnings, see the patient information leaflet.
Certain medicines can interact with prochlorperazine such as sedatives, blood pressure medicines, blood thinners, and lithium. If you are concerned about taking Buccastem alongside your current medication, speak to your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice.
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