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      05.02.2014 12:09
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      I occasionally suffer from travel sickness and it can be quite horrible especially when the children are with us and I'm meant to be the one who's 'in charge'. I tried a few things to try and help settle my stomach like not eating much, travel bands and then found these and they do seem to work.

      These are soft, chewy pastels so they look more like sweets than medicine so in a way that's good as it means if children need them (they are okay for children) then they can take them without too much fuss. It also means I have to be careful not to leave this in view of the children incase they do think that they are actually sweets though.

      They contain a kind of antihistamine and they block receptors in the brain which usually start firing up nausea signals so they're very clever 'sweets'. The active ingredient is called meclozine.

      The warnings state that it could cause drowsiness and you're recommended to steer clear of alcohol when taking these. It can also be bad for people with asthma but I personally haven't found an effect but do not take these without consulting your doctor first if you have got asthma, just because it works for me it may not for you. It's not suitable for children under 2, breastfeeding mothers, people who suffer liver disease and those who are pregnant. Always check if you are unsure.

      The side effects listed are quite a lot and I was worried at first. Drowsiness, dry mouth, heartburn etc but I thought I would try them out and I am pleased to say I don't notice any effects except maybe a bit of a dry mouth.

      You can take these the night before you plan to travel or you can take them whilst travelling. It works for up to 24 hours so no need to keep taking them.

      I find that these work well. I do take them a few hours before setting off so that it gets into my system and I find that when I do take them I don't notice any travel sickness at all so it is really effective. They are strawberry flavour and you just chew them so they're easy to take and work well so really 5 out of 5 for me.

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        Simple to take but there are other alternatives

        I suffer badly from motion sickness (travel sickness). I literally turn grey in the face feel terribly sick and afterwards I could sleep on the spot no matter how embarrassing the location. These are all typical textbook symptoms of motion sickness. Bus, train, tram, and especially coaches, ambulance's, and cars destroy me.

        I have tried everything in the past from pills to potions and even those pressure point wrist bands all to no avail I'm sad to say. Motion sickness is a result of the brain receiving contradictory messages from the inner ear and the eyes.The eyes register movement while the fluid in the inner ear registers only minimal to no movement at all.Therefor confusing the brain and resulting that terrible feeling of nausea. These are travel sweets with a deference, they contain an antihistamine and are said to minimise travel sickness if taken an hour before you plan on traveling. That gives the active ingredient meclozine hydrochloride time to start working. This ingredient minimises the chance of nausea and the chance of actually vomiting.

        The sweets / pastilles are very easy to take as you could imagine. They have a strong, fake strawberry flavour nothing amazing but then again these are not actually sweets they are medication in the form of sweets. For that very reason it is vitally important that these are kept out of reach of children for obvious reasons. They come in a blister pack of ten pastilles and are housed in a light cardboard box that is predominantly blue in colour and depicts lots of different types of transport on the cover. The pastilles themselves are small red and chewy. They are sugar free, which is always good and as they are not to be taken in a dose exceeding two pastilles the laxative affect that accompanies most products containing artificial sweeteners isn't an issue.

        As they are in sweet form it is not necessary to take water with these but they must be sucked or chewed and not swallowed whole. I used to take two as recommended for adults and children over the age of twelve. An information leaflet is contained with the product, please read this before use.

        As they contain an antihistamine, drowsiness can be a very common side effect, luckily I never experienced this but I know lots of people that have, to varying degrees.They are said to reduce the effect of motion sickness for "up to twenty four hours" I found this to be very far fetched. I did feel some reduction in my nausea but it didn't make me feel like everyone else to the degree that I could sit in the back seat of a car for example or read a nice long book during a long journey.They did however stop me for ending up curled in a ball groaning like that of many occasions in the past. The norm would be me slowly becoming green then grey in the face and I would regularly end up resembling that alien autopsy off the Internet, in fact that alien looked much better than me, when I was at my worst. 

        I used these Traveleeze pastilles for quite some time and re-purchased them many times. But they never really made me feel comfortable when traveling. I do suffer from sever motion sickness so may be if you have mild motion sickness or travel sickness these could have a stronger effect on you. 

        Thankfully I found a remedy for my problem by simply watching TV. I was watching a show on the Discovery Channel called Myth Busters around a year ago. And on this particular episode they were testing all the different methods of treatment for motion sickness from the wrist bands to medication, and from herbal remedies to old wives tales. The presenters were being put through a vomit inducing array of tests to trigger their motion sickness and come the end of their experiment the out and out winner and the product that now works wonders for me was natural ginger root extract. Since the day after seeing the show I now take a ginger root tablet every day and if I am going on a boat (the worst situation ever Grease 1999 something I never want to experience again) I take some ginger drops in a little water before I leave.
        This really works and it's all natural. 

        So I would recommend these pastilles BUT I would also recommend you try all other non medication based options before resorting to taking this antihistamine based product.

        Thanks for reading :0) 2night.

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          15.04.2011 22:37

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          Travel sickness be gone

          I came across Travel eeze by accident, as I normally purchase Sea Legs tablets but before a recent holiday they were out of stock from the chemist so I purchased these instead. I have always gotten travel sick for as long as I can remember and the thought feeling sick and not being able to escape a bus fills me with dread!

          I can say that these definately worked a treat as they were tested on a recent ski holiday which involved a bus journey with 38 windy turns of 15km up the side of a mountain! I had no problems and didn't feel even a hint of sickness coming on.

          The bonus is that they are tasty - as opposed to the normal tablet form, these actually taste like sweets and are more than pleasant. You can take either one or two before travel or during if you start to feel sick. They are available at chemists at a reasonale price of around £2.50 a pack. I will definately be buying these again!

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          06.09.2010 23:29
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          Oh my goodness i cant travel anywhere without the traveleeze for my daughter Hannah, she is the only one who get motion sickness in our family. It was only last month i forgot to give her one and we were on our way shopping to ikea only one hours drive and she managed to be sick all over her self thank god for charity shops i popped in and bought her a t-shirt but now i keep a packet of traveleeze in my bag.

          Traveleeze can be used for children and adults. I buy a packet of 10 traveleeze for around £2.50 and i get mine from our local boots store but most good chemists stock them. They are not pills more like fruit pastels hence my sweetie loving daughter likes to take them they are chewy and taste of strawberry sugar free as well.

          Because of Hannah's age she can only take half a pastel witch makes the packet last longer but the half pastel can last for up to 24 hours.
          The recommended does goes by age adults can take two pastels, kids from six years and up one pastels and in hannah's age group kids two years up half a pastel. You cant take these if you are pregnant stated on the box so please avoid.

          These pastels really do work, i usually remember to give hannah her half a pastel before we leave the house but have seen me remembering when we get in the car, they must take a quick effect as she has never ever been sick after taking a one. I think they last 24 hours but never travelled for that long so cant say. I have given my partner some traveleeze as he gets very sea sick but likes to go sea fishing her also finds them very effective. Now for me i hate flying i get very sick up in the sky and ruins my journey however i took one before getting on the plane last year and they really helped me too.

          I have tried wrist bands for travel sickness and other pills none have been as good as the traveleeze.

          All in i highly recommend the traveleeze with my experience they work wonders.

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          04.09.2010 09:12
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          A good pill for helping with travel sickness

          I can travel on trains, planes and boats with absolutely no problems but even the thought of a bus or long car journey (only if I'm not driving bizarrely) absolutely fills me with dread as I know I will get travel sick.
          I do everything I can to avoid travelling by bus especially as not only do I get sick whilst I am on the bus but for hours afterwards I am practically incapacitated and need to lie down which as you can imagine isn't very practical if I am away from home.

          The last time I had to take the bus was going from Scotland to Newcastle when the trains were cancelled due to work on the lines. Luckily I knew in advance this was the case so I was able to make sure I bought some travel sickness pills in advance of my journey.
          I popped myself to boots and bought some Traveleeze pastilles on the recommendation of the girl behind the counter who told me they were the ones she used and they worked for her.

          They cost me £2.99 for a pack of ten and the instructions said that I was to take two pastilles any time before my journey. They apparently work for 24 hours so it said I could take them the night before. Not being one to believe everything I read I wasn't willing to take the risk of taking them so far in advance so I took them an hour before my journey instead.
          The recommended dosage for adults is 2 pastilles and for children over 6 it is 1 and for those small children under 2 it is half a pastille.

          The pastilles themselves are like a soft chewy sweet that tastes of strawberry. They are really easy to take all you have to do is chew and swallow. They do taste nice but there is a slight medicinal taste to them so you can tell they contain something bitter in them but this is hardly noticeable and shouldn't stop anyone from being able to take them.

          When I got on the bus I took my seat and put in my ipod and tried to sit still as the slightest movement in combination with the shaking of the bus usually is enough to set me off.
          I was surprised that by the time we reached Carlisle (45 mins from where I live) I still wasn't feeling sick and this is unusual for me as that is usually the point where my thresh hold gives out and I start feeling really ill.
          By the time I arrived in Newcastle I was feeling nauseous and starting to get sweaty which is usually the sign that I am getting sick but these symptoms were really minimal compared to normal and I had been on the bus over two hours by this point so I have to say I was impressed.
          When I exited the bus I sat on a bench for 5 minutes getting some fresh air and I was fine and well enough to continue with my day.

          I have to say I was really impressed with traveleeze pastilles as the last time I took some travel pills they did absolutely nothing for me and yes ok by the time I reached Newcastle I was feeling a little off but I am not exaggerating when I say that I normally suffer severe sickness so this was good for me as I didn't vomit on my journey.

          The instructions do state that there can be side effects from these tablets which are:
          * drowsiness
          * dry mouth
          * thickened mucus
          * blurred vision
          * difficulty in passing urine
          * constipation
          * increase in flow of stomach fluid back into the throat or mouth (gastric reflux)
          * if taken in excess of the recommended daily dose, this medicine may cause diarrhoea.

          I was lucky enough to not suffer any kind of side effects from the tablets and they do also state that these side effects are a rare occurrence.

          The main active ingredient is Meclozine hydrochloride and each pastille contains 12.5mg. Traveleeze should not be taken by: # if you have asthma, bronchitis or another lung disorder (bronchiectasis)
          # if you are a man with an enlarged prostate
          # if you have difficulty in passing urine
          # if you have increased pressure in the eye (glaucoma)
          # if you have an obstruction in your intestine
          # if you have epilepsy
          # if you have liver or kidney problems

          Traveleeze worked great for me so I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending them to others who have tried some other travel sickness tablets with no success.

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            28.08.2010 23:46
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            My daughter suffers from horrendous travel sickness especialy when travelling by train or coach. She goes an awful green colour and tries to hide into the nearest seat. She cannot settle and always looks miserable and I hate seeing her like it so after trying those bands which go around your wrists to creat pressure and take off the sick feeling I vowed to find her something else for when we had a long day of travel.

            I hunted high and low for something that would be suitable for my daughter to take and I was pointed in the direction of Traveleeze. One the pack it said it was suitable for children and adults and that it would minimise and prevent bouts of nausea including travel sickness. This sounded just like what we needed and I purchased the box of 10 from Boots for £2.99

            Traveleeze travel sickness tablets are suitable for children over the age of two which is perfect for my daughter. They come in a little pack of ten and they are soft and chewy sweets a bit like wine gums. They are strawberry flavoured and sugar free. The pack says you can take the tablet in the evening before travel as the effects last for 24 hours or they can be taken on the morning of travel or as the feeling of nausea creeps up on you. The pack gives the following as recommendation of dosage in 24 hours:

            *Adults, the Elderly and Children over 12 years: 2 pastilles
            *Children over 6 to 12 years: 1 pastille
            *Children 2 to 6 years: Half a pastille

            The tablets contain meclozine hydrochloride which is an antihistamine and controls sickness.

            I gave my daughter half of one of the tablets before we left and she took it very easily probably because it is more like a sweet than actual medicine. I think every parent knows what it feels like waiting for that moment when your travel sick child will say that they actual feel sick. My daughter usually says it 25 minutes into a train journey but surprisingly that time never arose. She stayed bright and alert the whole journey and was happy and bouncy. Something she never is on a train as she usually feels so awful. I asked my daughter if she had felt sick at all on the journey and she gave me a very happy and triumphant no.

            I highly recommend these tablets if you are a person who suffers from travel sickness or if you have a child who suffers from it as these really do work and alieviate the suffering it causes. Excellent brand and I will be stocking up on them.

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            26.08.2010 02:07
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            I do tend to get travel sick on long journeys - and over the years I have tried a number of products to try to help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with travel sickness. I have to admit that my symptoms are not as severe as many people get, but mostly I feel a little nauseous and light headed, although I don't usually go on to full vomit mode! Nevertheless, its not very pleasant to be feeling sick and having to suffer through several hours of traveling.....because it can feel like there is no end in sight!

            A friend of mine recommended Traveleeze as its something she's used over the past eighteen months - and she gave glowing reports. A pack of 10 Pastilles cost me £3.05 from Lloyds Chemist. One dose (for adults) is 2 pastilles and, as such, one packet contains 5 doses at 60p each. It is suggested that each dose lasts for 24 hours and that the first dose is taken several hours before the journey (or the night before).

            The pastilles themselves are very pleasant to take - and for this reason, they are great for any children who suffer from travel sickness, but also good for those of us who are a little wimpy about taking tablets. They are chewy little "sweets" that are strawberry flavoured (sugar free) and do not leave an unpleasant after-taste in your mouth.

            The active ingredient in Traveleeze is an antihistamine called Meclozine Hydrochloride and is a tried and tested medication for travel sickness.

            When I took Traveleeze the first time, I was fairly impressed. On a 7 hour car journey, I didn't experience any nausea or lightheadedness whatsoever. However, the feeling of nausea was replaced by a feeling of drowsiness which, to be honest, wasn't too pleasant either! For 7 hours I battled to keep my eyes open - and really didn't enjoy the experience. With this in mind, on the return journey, I decided to just take one pastille (instead of two) to see if that would make any difference. For me, the one tablet still kept the nausea at bay and also eliminated the feeling of drowsiness that accompanied me the first time.

            I have used Traveleeze since - and I think I will continue to do so for longer journeys, although I will use the lower dose.

            There are a whole list of contra-indications to using this medication that you really need to check out before using it.

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              23.08.2010 09:33
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              I am pleased with these tablets and would use them again!

              I've suffered with travel sickness for as long as I can remember. It effects me in cars, on planes, on boats, and sometimes even on trains! I'm always trying different travel sickness pills in the search for the perfect tablet that prevents me from ever getting sick.

              I tried Traveleeze about 5 years ago and have been really happy with the results. I bought it from Boots and it was £3 for 10 tablets which is quite good value compared to other brands. I like these tablets because they are actually strawberry flavoured! I hate the taste of other tablets so it was nice to have some that were actually nice to put in my mouth! They are also chewy and you don't have to take them with a glass of water which is really good if you are on a plane or somewhere where water isn't readily available. They also contain an extract of ginger which is well known to settle your stomach and help to reduce nausea.

              The tablets last 24 hours which is really good and helpful, as on a long journey I don't have to keep remembering to take them every few hours which can be annoying and have horrible consequences if I do forgot them! You are advised to take them an hour before your journey, but you can also take them during the journey if you start to feel ill and they help to reduce the symptoms.

              There was one time when they failed to work but I doubt if any other tablets would have been any better. I went on a whale watching boat trip in Hawaii and the sea was especially choppy. The second I stepped on the boat I felt ill and I was stuck on it for 2 hours, it was miserable!! One thing I will say though is that for the duration of the boat trip I didn't actually physically throw up. I think that was probably the tablets that stopped me throwing up, but I felt absolutely awful for the whole trip, and have never been so nauseous!

              That is the one time they have ever let me down though. I use them regularly when I go on planes and never once had anymore problems with travel sickness, also for long car journeys where I know I will have to be mapreading or looking down, I've never had any problems with those journeys.

              I think these tablets would be especially good for children as you don't have to swallow the tablets whole and they are strawberry flavoured, so taste just like a sweet so it wouldn't be a problem trying to get them to eat them! I find they work well for adults too and so give them four stars!

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                13.08.2010 19:54
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                When looking to go on a journey it is a nightmare to have sickness which will make that journey uncomfortable. To prevent this you will try loads of different things to try and take your mind off it. After none of these worked I decided to purchase sickness tablets to see if they would atleast decrease the sickness that occured.

                Price

                For the cheap and affordable price of only £2.65 you get a pack of 10 pastilles which I estimate to last you around 5 or so journeys depending on your tolerance for these. If you take that into account the price really isn't extreme at all.

                Pastilles

                The pastilles are soft and chewy and they are deifnatley usable for anyone, whether that be a child or an adult. I didn't find any trouble in just putting one of these in my mouth and chewing it unlike some other tablets where you just have to swallow. I think for children these are a brilliant way to make them feel better during a journey which would normally give them distress. Don't get me wrong though anyone can use these.

                Dosage

                The recommended dosage for these are 1 pastille which I didn't find to be sufficient. After my first one the next trip I took I had taken 2 instead and I found this had more of a desired effect on me. This could vary depending on the person so I think you should only start off with one.

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                For the price and what these do I think they are a very low priced product which do everything you need them to do. If you find the dosage which works best for you I think you will find the journey you go on will not give you any type of problems. Even if you have a little problem there will be no harm in having one or two of these just to make sure your journey goes nice and smoothly. Would definatley recommend these to anyone who suffers from travel sickness.

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                Traveleeze is a brand of travel sickness tablets that are suitable for both children and adults.

                Travel sickness seems to run in my family; my mum has it, I have it, and my son now has it. Admittedly, mine has eased since I was a child although I still feel ill sometimes on longer journeys.

                My reasons for choosing Traveleeze over other brands are that they are suitable for children over the age of two, when my son was this age I found it a struggle to find travel sickness tablets for children this young; the other reason is that they are strawberry flavoured - my son has a passion for anything strawberry flavoured, so I could guarantee that he would actually try it.
                They are also sugar free, which is always a bonus.

                Traveleeze tablets are small chewy sweets, like a very soft Wine Gum. They go down easily and are more like a treat than a medicine. They taste very sweet and do have a lovely strawberry taste to them.

                You should take them as follows:

                Adults, elderly, children 12 and over - 2 pastilles.
                Children 6-12 years - 1 pastille.
                Children 2-6 years - half a pastille.

                They are great as they last 24 hours so you can take them the evening before if you are likely to forget in the rush to leave (as is usually the case with my family!). You could take then up to an hour before travel, or during the journey of you feel sickness coming on.

                I have used them twice, both on two hour journeys; I was absolutely fine both times. My son has taken them four times, on journeys of 1-4 hours. Usually, we would have to stop the car three to four times throughout the journey as he would feel very ill, although with Traveleeze he was fine for the whole journey.

                We have taken them both the evening before and the morning of the trip and both have the same effect.

                So, they do what they are supposed to. They are also quite nice to eat, which makes things so much easier where young children are involved.

                They cost around £3 for 10 tablets, so are about average in price for travel sickness tablets.

                I cannot find a fault with Traveleeze and have used them without falter for the last four years, when I run out I will actively seek out Traveleeze rather than settle for another brand, I therefore have to award them... 5 stars!

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                We don't tend to go abroad much, so alternatively our family goes on various breaks within the UK from time to time. The break itself is fine, but we always without fail end up arguing on the way or coming home. The reason for this lies in my younger sister. You can bet every time she'll decide to throw up everywhere without warning - not good for the unfortunate soul stuck sitting next to her, hence the arguing.

                When preparing for our next break, whilst shopping at boots for toiletries we came across some Traveleeze. We'd never heard of it before, but the staff recommended it and so we bought about 3 packs for £9 (which works out £3 each (: ). She had been prescribed some medication in the past for her travel sickness but she could never swallow the things and ends up choking to death before we'd even got in the car, these however were luckily soft and chewy pastilles.

                Dosage per 24 hours is recommended as follows:

                Adults, the Elderly and Children over 12 years: 2 pastilles
                Children over 6 to 12 years: 1 pastille
                Children 2 to 6 years: Half a pastille
                (It is advised not take Traveleeze if you are pregnant or breast-feeding or when driving/operating machinery due to the drowsiness it causes.)

                The packet recommended that the person take one the previous evening or an hour before travelling as one single dose provides relief for up to 24 hours. So take it she did :) The sugar free pastilles were strawberry flavoured and funnily enough she didn't complain about the taste at all which is usually the norm. The day of travel fast approached and we all prepared for the worst, me especially being the person stuck next to her by wearing a disposable Mac. You may judge me as I did look ridiculous from window view, especially on a hot summer's day, but at least I was sheltered from vomit :)

                An hour or two into the drive and no sickness, in fact no vomit at all throughout the entire trip - our prayers had been answered. Although I do wish I'd known beforehand and saved myself the humiliation but you can't have it all I guess. She said she had no feelings of nausea or urges to throw up at all - and she only ended up using about 3 tablets which lasted the whole trip.

                I have since had various illnesses that incur nausea and sickness symptoms and have used traveleeze to take advantage of my perscribed medication instead of having it brought up - the pastilles really do work a treat. At a bargain price and with great results, highly recommended!

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                  Unfortunately in these times travel by whatever method is usually unavoidable on a daily basis. If you suffer from travel sickness then, this can make the simplest journeys unpleasant and you may even dread having to embark on them. When I was younger I tied a myriad of alternative remedies including meditation and pulse-point wrist bands, with varying degrees of success. None of said remedies have ever been so pleasant as Traveleeze, however.

                  Traveleeze pastilles are administered orally, and are soft and chewy. As they are flavoured with strawberry and ginger extracts they are not just agreeable to the palette, but actually very tasty. That's not to say you should swap them for your lemon bonbons, though. They contain a cocktail of mild chemicals that work together to reduce the sufferer's plight. The consistency of the tablets reminded me of 'uncooked' jelly, being as they are quite rubbery to chew, but in an enjoyable way. Strawberry is the pervading flavour, although after you have swallowed one of the pastilles there is a hint of a spicy aftertaste that gives the ginger extract away. If you are adverse to the idea of chewing the lozenges, they can be swallowed straight down instead.

                  The packaging states that one lozenge is sufficient to provide relief for up to 24 hours, although I have discovered this to be somewhat optimistic. Two is more satisfactory, although even then the effect tends to wear off around the 18 hour mark. The pastilles can be taken the night before travel, or up to one hour before departure. You should allow at least an hour if not more before your journey commences, as they take some time to deliver their effect.

                  Dosage over a 24 hour period is a s follows:

                  - Adults, the Elderly and Children over 12 years: 2 pastilles
                  - Children over 6 to 12 years: 1 pastille
                  - Children 2 to 6 years: Half a pastille

                  The active ingredient in Traveleeze lozenges is Meclozine hydrochloride. The tablets are effective because Meclozine has antihistamine properties and antiemetic action to inhibit nausea associated with movement. They also contain the following ingredients:

                  Maltitol Syrup
                  Aspartame
                  Propylene Glycol
                  Benzoic Acid
                  Sorbic Acid

                  Traveleeze is available from the following sources:

                  £2.05 from chemistdirect.co.uk
                  £2.65 from lloydspharmacy.com
                  £2.79 from expresschemist.co.uk

                  Trvaleeze is marketed towards children, given that the pastilles are pleasantly flavoured and chewable, although if you have an aversion to other travel sickness medication you will likely appreciate the pleasant flavour and straightforward administering of this product. I have always found it to be effective although, as described above, not always to the degree the manufacturer claims. Still, I would highly recommend this product to those with children and those with long term travel sickness problems.

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                  I have always suffered from travel sickness and although it has got better with age it has never totally left me, I have used various travel sickness tablets over the years of which most have had little effect.

                  Traveleeze come in packs of ten strawberry tasting chewy pastels of which the over twelve's take two, the six to twelve age range take one and the two to six's take half of one, they are to be taken at least one hour before travelling and they last for up to twenty four hours.

                  I first used these a few years ago when we were going on a very long journey, they are nice tasting with a subtle strawberry flavour it was almost like having chewy sweets.

                  I took two an hour before we travelled and although I didn't feel brilliant I certainly felt a lot better than I normally did on long journey's, two of my children are regularly sick several times on journey's over an hour and since I discovered traveleeze they haven't been sick once although they do still occasionally complain of feeling sick but there is a definite improvement.

                  I would recommend these tablets because they definitely made me feel better than I do without them and as I said before my children haven't been sick in the car since they have taken these.

                  They are very widely available from chemists and supermarkets at a reasonable price of about £2.50.

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                    I can remember it now, the whole of the 66 bus stared with nerves as they saw me breathing in, and out, in and out. It was always long journeys I was sick on. I never bothered about the motion of transport. In fact, I loves boats, airplanes and fast rides. It was the stuffyness of the bus, and the length of time that caused me to be sick. Once I felt it, I felt it. No matter what we did, no matter where my dad would take me, I would be sick. It was a mystery to us, I loved travelling most of the time.

                    Luckily for me, I got over my travel sickness. Only on the rare 1 hour and 45 minute journey to my brother's house did I ever feel travel sick. I always avoided that bus at all costs, perhaps it was a psychological thing. Because I knew that I was always sick on long journeys, when a long journey arisen, I would feel it coming on. We always kept the situation safe by wearing clothes that allowed me to strip off quite a bit and carrying a Safeway bag on every bus journey we went on. I guess we could say that after that, I never really felt travel sick again.

                    About 6 years on, the school informed us that we would be going on a trip. To Alton Towers!! Wow, what an amazing surprise for us, it was every teenagers dream. I got all excited and got ready at my friends house that night, eating lots of sweets and drinking lots of bacar... ermmm I mean blackcurrant juice, we got ready for our early morning departure. We go were well prepared for the journey, cakes, sweets, juice, and an extra water-bottle filled with something special (don't say you didn't do it at 14!!). As sickening as it all sounds little did I know that I would be feeling sick well before I even touched the goodies!
                    It was about an hour into our journey, we hadn't touched any of our goodies yet as we decided to wait until our first stop. However, I began to feel.... Yep... sick! I took deep breaths, thinking, you're fine, you're fine. It was twenty minutes later we stopped at our stop, the fresh air hit my face and I was feeling fine. We got back on the bus, and after my sick-scare I decided not to touch any of the goodies for a while. Half an hour later, I spewed up all over the bus. It was disgusting, everyone shouted and moaned about how the bus stinked for the remaining 5 hours of the journey. That put a whole downer on my day, I was certainly bullied for it!

                    On the way home, the teacher pulled me aside. She was lovely, but I hated her heart-to-heart conversations. I thought she was going to start with, "you know when I was your age....". However, she didn't She gave me travel sickening tablets. I cringed, if you have read my other reviews, you will know me and tablets don't get on well. However, they were not as I expected. I managed to fit two in my mouth with water without breaking them up, they were just like sweeties!. Best part is, they didn't taste bad! The rest of the journey I felt absolutely fine. I asked the teacher for the name of the tablets, as they would come in use for when I wanted to visit my brother. You can buy them at boots, and in airports which is handy at only £2.50. I now use these tablets for my nieces so that we can go on more journeys together. To be honest, I think sometimes they lie just because they like the taste!

                    I managed to get a good night sleep on the bus. However, a few of my friends who over-indulged on the "special-bottle"... had a little accident themselves!!!

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                      27.07.2010 06:14
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                      A great way to stop travel sickness

                      When I was little I suffered very badly from travel sickness, paticularly in the car. These days it's not so bad if I'm driving, but if I have to be a passenger, or go on a coach trip, it can get bad. To stop this I use Traveleeze chewy pastilles, as I find them to be effective and also fairly tasty to take unlike normal travel sickness pills - I like the strawberry flavour, and that's lucky given that's the only flavour available. If you don't like strawberry you're out of luck!

                      A pack of 10 strawberry pastilles costs around £2.50 which I don't think is too bad considering the discomfort they avoid. I chew 2 pastilles an hour before travelling and I find that this stops me feeling grim for the entire journey. I don't feel queazy or suffer from motion sickness at all when I take these thankfully.

                      Although kids aged 2-6 can take half a tablet, and kids aged 6-12 can chew a whole one, adults and those over 12 need to take 2 tablets. I've taken 1 before when I only had one left, and although I didn't feel as bad as using no tablets, I felt worse than when I have the full 2 pastilles, so I would stick to the recommended dose in order to make sure you're definitely covered!

                      Though I use these for car trips, they are also designed for other modes of travel which create motion sickness, so they're also good for trains, boats and planes. I have never suffered any side effects whilst using these, but the pack does say they may cause drowsiness, so I'd be careful if driving and using these for the first time.

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                      For the prevention and minimising of travel sickness.