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What is best for airplane motion sickness prevention? Meclizine or Diphenhydramine?

What is best for airplane motion sickness prevention? Meclizine or Diphenhydramine?

Meclizine: Meclizine will likely work better. Another solution is a patch which needs be worn at least 12 hrs ahead of time. I have also seen success with motion sickness wristband. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

A symptom where one feels sick to your stomach because there is a discrepancy in his visual stimuli and the stimuli perceived by the ...Read more


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Is antivert (meclizine) the same medication as over-the-counter motion sickness pills?

Is antivert (meclizine) the same medication as over-the-counter motion sickness pills?

Technically, yes: There are a couple of otc pills (dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy) that contain meclizine, the active ingredient in antivert. ...Read more

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Chronic nausea for 7 yrs, feels like motion sickness.Many dr's & many tests, no help.Only meclizine helps.Touching right side o neck trigger nausea & makes me hear myheartbeat in right ear.Any thoughts?

Chronic nausea for 7 yrs, feels like motion sickness.Many dr's & many tests, no help.Only meclizine helps.Touching right side o neck trigger nausea & makes me hear myheartbeat in right ear.Any thoughts?

Wrist strap: Have you been checked by a doctor?
Acu pressure at the front of wrist helps nausea.Chinese med sells a wrist strap-works good.Google acu pressure & see. ...Read more

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How long for Meclizine to start working if taken on an empty stomach AFTER motion sickness (severe nausea no vomiting) already started ?

How long for Meclizine to start working if taken on an empty stomach AFTER motion sickness (severe nausea no vomiting) already started ?

Within an hour: Meclizine works within the hour for most patients I treat in the ED. Some a little longer, some a little shorter. IF this is the cause of your motion sickness. There are many causes of vomiting in young adults and unless you in a car or on a roller coaster, motion sickness is probably not the diagnosis. Call your doctor and make an appointment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent sea sickness?

What is the best way to prevent sea sickness?

Many options: Staying on dry land is effective but not much fun. A scopolamine patch (transderm-scop), applied several hours before you start your trip, is effective. Wash your hands after applying. You may not be able to read while wearing it. For short trips, over-the-counter Meclizine works well. Some people swear by candied ginger or wrist bands. If you feel sick, get fresh air and look at the horizon. ...Read more

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How can you prevent sea sickness in an 8 year old?

How can you prevent sea sickness in an 8 year old?

Diet, meds: The nausea of motion sickness can sometimes be avoided in kids with diet. Simple carbohydrates in macaroni or other pasta or foods like rice or vegetables are less likely to bring nausea than heavy fatty foods. Milk, cheese, fried foods take longer to process & more associated with problems. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) chewable is a otc product that can be given @ 25-50mg every 6-8h. ...Read more

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I get motion sickness on everything, cars, boats etc. What prevention cocktail can I take? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and ? I just wish i could get sea legs... Misera

I get motion sickness on everything, cars, boats etc. What prevention cocktail can I take? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and ? I just wish i could get sea legs... Misera

Motion Sickness: Dear miserable with motion. Here are a couple of ideas. The first is to take ginger. Ginger ale, ginger tea, ginger cooked into food or crystallized ginger. The second is ear acupuncture. Unlike some motion sickness medications - these options don't cause sedation or interact with other medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to prevent motion sickness?

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Help please? What is the best way to prevent motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Some techniques include looking straight in the direction of the travel when in a car & if night-time close your eyes or nap, chew gum, fresh cool air, wearing a special eyewear called viban, & medications such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) & meclizine, scopolamine transdermal patch, promethazine, ginger as crystals or tea. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for motion sickness to prevent it?

What's the best thing to take for motion sickness to prevent it?

Motion sickness: Atropine-like patch used behind the ear has been proven to be very effective ( transderm scōp (transdermal scopolamine) patch is the name. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to prevent motion sickness?

Several methods: If it is going to be something like a cruise the scopolamine patch applied 3 hours before the ship sails and changed every 2 days works well. If not try to stare at a horizon line that helps keep the inner ear level ...Read more

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Can I take meclazine for nausea and motion sickness everyday?

Can I take meclazine for nausea and motion sickness everyday?

Yes, but why?: Meclizine is relatively safe and is indicated for temporary relief of dizziness/vertigo/motion sickness etc...If you have symptoms every day, this is not normal and a consult with your doc is strongly recommended to find your cause of persistent dizziness.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How to prevent motion sickness ?

OTC available: There are over the counter remedies available - including dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and meclizine. Talk with your pharmacist about options. ...Read more

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How can I prevent motion sickness

Couple of tricks: Some take otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or Meclizine prior to getting onto a boat. There is a bracelet with a bead to be worn if you might suffer motion sickness, and is said to be useful in some. The old fashioned scopolamine patch behind the ear may work. A lot of migraine pts have motion sickness, and anti-migraine meds may be useful. ...Read more

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How can I prevent motion sickness?

Some approaches: Ginger root, 1000 mg capsules, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) scopolamine ear patches, meclizine, wrist bands, vestibular exercises to accommadate. ...Read more

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Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Yes : Research has proven ginger to be very effective for preventing motion sickness. See http://www.Nytimes.Com/2007/08/21/health/21real.Html and http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00390/motion-sickness.Html. ...Read more

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Could motion sickness prevent one from going to the movies?

Could motion sickness prevent one from going to the movies?

Possibly: If one could not tolerate motion sickness related to getting the movie theater. ...Read more

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Is there a non-drug, natural way to prevent motion sickness?

Is there a non-drug, natural way to prevent motion sickness?

Yes and no: Motion sickness is common and can be disabling. It is thought to be due to sensory conflict in the vestibular system. Natural treatment, like habituation can be effective and has few adverse effects, but can be unpleasant and time consuming
hyoscine is effective preventive medication for which oral preparations and transdermal patches work. Ginger & bracelets have not been proven in clinical trial. ...Read more

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How can I treat or prevent motion sickness without using medicine?

Sleep, light meal: Being well rested will help greatly. Eat a light meal before the activity - an empty stomach will make it worse. Reduce stress - prepare in advance, make sure you schedule plenty of time and arrive early. Prognosis-good: motion sickness lessens as you get used to the activity. If all else fails, verapamil is a non-sedating prescription medication some find helpful for preventing motion sickness. ...Read more

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Can motion sickness be prevented?

Absolutely: Avoid reading in the car and playing cards. Activities that involve focusing on a stationary object will create confusion for the brain, which can "sense" movement but not "see" it. The "conflict" between what is "sensed" and what is actually being "seen" is what causes the motion sickness. Sitting in the front passenger's seat can also prevent motion sickness. ...Read more

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Are there pressure points to prevent motion sickness?

Are there pressure points to prevent motion sickness?

Wrist : Stems from chinese acupuncture which these points or meridians are believed to be organ associated. And it works! ...Read more

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Can closing your eyes prevent motion-sickness?

Depends: Motion sickness is generated by the stuctures of the inner ear and not usually the eye. However, some people get relieve from motion sickness by closing there eyes. Seek med treatment and advice before your next journey. Good luck! ...Read more

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Took a Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) hour before flight but still had severe motion sickness as plane ascended. (Descending was better) How do I prevent this next time?

Motion sickness : Talk to your doctor about the scopolamine patch. That can be worn for 3 days around the time of travel and should work better than OTC Dramamine (dimenhydrinate). ...Read more

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I'm going on a cruise. What do you recommend to prevent motion sickness that does not require a prescription?

Dimenhydrinate: or Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is effective, safe and available over the counter at most pharmacies. Enjoy your cruise. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more