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Is there a medicine for motion sickness that doesn't make you drowsy?

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Dr. Rodney Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Not really: All meds for motion sickness do, including bonine / meclizine. If you know ahead of time, ask your pmd for scopolamine patch, this helps some people and does not cause significant drowsiness, but is rx only. Also try ginger. Fresh ginger (chewed, don't have to swallow pulp!) or extract helps many people.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Low dose Valium : I have good luck with low dose valium. 2mg every 8 to 12 hours can suppress motion sickness without significant drowsiness.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
I use a 1/4 tablet of meclizine (non-drowsy Dramamine - over the counter).
Dec 28, 2011

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