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Patient information Zintona® capsules

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Dear patient,
please read this leaflet very carefully. It contains important information which you should be aware of concerning the use of this medicinal product. If you have any questions, please ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Zintona® capsules

Active ingredient: Ingwerwurzelstock (Pulver)


1 capsule contains:

Pharmaceutical form and contents

Packs of 10 and 20 capsules

Pharmaceutical company

Herbalist & Doc GmbH
Waldseeweg 6
D-13467 Berlin
Tel.: (0 30) 40 00 81 12
Fax: (030) 40 00 84 12


Grassingerstr. 9
83043 Bad Aibling


For prevention of symptoms of travel sickness (kinetosis) such as dizziness, nausea and vomiting.


When should ZINTONA® not be used?
If you suffer from gallstones, ZINTONA® should only be used after consulting your doctor.

Are there special considerations for children?
ZINTONA® is not to be given to children under 6 years of age.

Are there special considerations for pregnant women and nursing mothers?
Do not use for sickness during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

Other general special precautions:

Which special precautions need to be taken when using the product?

What special precautions should be taken driving in traffic or whilst working with heavy machinery or under unsafe conditions?
ZINTONA® does not have a negative effect on perception, power of judgement or reaction capacity.

Interactions with other substances:

Which other medicines can influence the effect of ZINTONA® or be influenced by ZINTONA®?
ZINTONA® can affect the absorption of sulfaguanidin.

Dosage form, method and duration of administration

The instructions below should be followed if no other instructions for use have been given. Please adhere to the instructions for use otherwise ZINTONA® cannot work properly.

What amount of ZINTONA® should be taken and how often?
Adults and children over 6 years: 2 capsules half an hour before travel starts and 2 capsules every 4 hours thereafter. Do not exceed 8 tablets in total per day.

How should ZINTONA® be taken?
ZINTONA® capsules should be swallowed whole with a generous amount of liquid.

What is the duration of treatment with ZINTONA®?
Every 4 hours during travel. Length of treatment is unlimited.

Dosage errors and exceeded dosage:

What should be done if the stated dose of ZINTONA® is exceeded, either deliberately or by accident?
It is not usually necessary to take immediate action. If symptoms occur, please contact your doctor.

What should be done if too little ZINTONA® is taken or a dose is forgotten?
If you take insufficient ZINTONA®, the effect could be delayed or absent. If you forget to take a dose please continue with the treatment as indicated in the instructions for use.

Side effects

Which side effects could appear as a result of treatment with ZINTONA®?
There could be isolated cases of heartburn.

If you experience side effects which are not described in this information leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.

Expiry information:

The expiry date of this pack is printed on the blister pack and on the outside of the carton. Do not use the product after this date!

How should ZINTONA® capsules be stored?
Keep dry and store in the dark at room temperature, i.e. below 25°C.


August 2003

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children!

General Note

Zintona® capsules are glucose and saccharose free and can therefore be taken by diabetics.


Zintona® is a completely herbal medicine which is exclusively made from high quality powdered ginger root. It is a highly effective medicine made using state-of-the-art production methods and has very positive attributes.

Zintona® has proved to be highly effective in preventing the dizziness, nausea and vomiting which are symptomatic of travel sickness.

Most people know of situations in which they suffer from nausea, dizziness and general digestive upset, even vomiting. There are many different triggers for these unpleasant reactions. There are people who regularly suffer such symptoms when travelling, regardless of whether it is by car, bus, plane or boat.

These symptoms can be targeted with Zintona® when they appear, or even better, beforehand. You know your body best – take 2 capsules of Zintona® as a preventive measure and every 4 hours thereafter if symptoms persist.

Who should take Zintona®?
The symptoms of travel sickness, dizziness, vomiting and nausea can be successfully prevented with Zintona®.

As insufficient clinical data exists, pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking Zintona® to prevent symptoms of travel sickness.

Zintona® can also be taken by children over 6 years of age. Travel sickness in this age group is particularly common so regular use of Zintona® is recommended. The recommended dosage is 2 capsules half an hour before symptoms such as nausea, dizziness and vomiting are expected and every four hours (if awake) up to 8 capsules per day maximum.

Do you have any further questions?
If you have any questions which have not been answered in this patient information leaflet, please ask your doctor or pharmacist. You are also welcome to contact us directly and tell us your personal experience of Zintona® capsules and what symptoms you use it for: we would be happy to hear from you.

Herbalist & Doc GmbH
An das ZINTONA®-Team
Waldseeweg 6
D-13467 Berlin

We would be pleased to hear about your personal experience of Zintona®.