Bureta Pharmacy Shop
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Bureta Bombs are a medicine we manufacture in our pharmacy to help prevent travel or motion sickness.
Our formulation comprises one capsule containing 3 ingredients:
Promethazine (10mg), Caffeine (50mg) and Ginger (250mg, dry rhizome extract equivalent).
The ingredient promethazine is an antihistamine that helps counter sea sickness. Promethazine is a 'pharmacist only medicine' which has side effects and interactions with other medicines. The promethazine we use is sourced by crushing tablets into a fine powder to be mixed with the other ingredients and packed into capsule form.
For more information on promethazine and its side effects, click here.
The caffeine helps counteract the drowsiness that may be caused by the antihistamine.
The powdered ginger helps aid normal digestive processes and a queasy stomach.
We recommend that 1 or 2 capsules are taken up to twice a day on the day you're travelling. Sometimes a dose the night before travelling is useful to ensure the dose on the day is as effective as possible. One dose is effective for approximately 8-12 hours.
Please note we can only sell them to you for your own personal use, only to NZ residents and we can only sell 10 capsules at a time.
We will not supply them directly to any dive or fishing charter organisation or other commercial organisation.
The product is not suitable for diving.
Children under 12 years old cannot take them, pregnant women cannot take them and patients with a history of heart problems e.g. heart by-pass surgery or irregular heart beats or faulty heart valves, cannot take them.
We do accept phone or email orders. Click here to send us a message.
One 10 capsule bottle is $25 plus a courier fee of NZ$7.20 (Additional $5.50 rural fee applies).
Delivery time is 1 - 3 days.
In New Zealand, one of the ingredients (the antihistamine) is a 'Pharmacist Only Medicine'. This means that the sale of this medicine needs to be under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.
Click here for more information about "pharmacist only medicines'.
The pharmacist will need to ask questions about your health and medication you might be taking to ensure that it is a safe option for your needs. It can only be sold once the pharmacist is satisfied it will be used correctly and safely.
These should not be shared with anyone else due to side effects and possible interactions with other medicines.
People on medication causing sedation, blood thinners and those suffering with allergies should consult their Doctor before taking this type of medicine.
Again, please contact us by email here if you would like to discuss ordering a pack of 10. We will then send you a short questionnaire for you to complete and return to us. If you're travelling in a group and there are several people interested, then each person will need to fill out the questionnaire.