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Best Dosasge Of Meclizine To Prevent Sea Sickness
Antivert (meclizine): They are all about the same and tend to make you tired. ...Read more
Compazine (prochlorperazine) put me into a coma when given to me as a child. Can i take meclizine for motion sickness or nausea with a compazine (prochlorperazine) allergy?
Why try?: I sure wouldn't chance it.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Motion sickness: Using scopolamine, Meclizine or some other medications could help this. ...Read more
I get severe motion sickness. A friend wants to take me flying on a single jet airplane. What can I do to prevent getting ?
Take medication: Medications like Meclizine or Antivert may help ...Read more