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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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What is best for airplane motion sickness prevention? Meclizine or Diphenhydramine?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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

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Motion Sickness (Definition)

An illness caused by motion during travel that usually involves ...Read more


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What is the best medicine to take for sea sickness?

What is the best medicine to take for sea sickness?

Motion Sickness: Sea sickness or motion sickness is usually treated with anticholinergic or antihistaminic drugs such as antivert, (meclizine) bonine, dramamine or scopolamine patch and should be used in a preventive manner if possible. ...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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What is the best cure for motion sickness on boat?

What is the best cure for motion sickness on boat?

Prevention: Look at the horizon or a land mass (island or shore), stay on deck rather than go below, eating lighter easily digestible meals. If motion sickness occurs, various medications may help. ...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 sc?p (transdermal scopolamine) patch is the name. ...Read more

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What are the best medications for motion sickness?

What are the best medications for motion sickness?

The oldies: Meclizing and dimenhydrinate are still the best; some people respond better to diazepam. Scopolamine, which is supposed to be most effective of all, will probably leave you with amnesia. ...Read more

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Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some of the ill effects of motion in vehicles to which some persons are prone. One of its major side effects is drowsiness. Before taking dimenhydrinate you should check with your doctor that it does not interact with any other medications you are already on. Accupressure bands have not been proven effective. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for balance disorders besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

What is the best medicine for balance disorders besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?

May not need medicin: Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Meclizine are best used temporarily, when you first present with imbalance or dizziness. They should be stopped to allow for certain tests that will help determine the source of imbalance. Once source is discovered, definitive treatment such as surgery, balance therapy etc can be started. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to take medication to combat motion sickness during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to take medication to combat motion sickness during pregnancy?

No. Mainly safe: medications used for motion sickness are similar to medications used for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. In general, these medications are acceptable to use during pregnancy. Most of these medications may cause some drowsiness, so be careful if you are driving after their use. Some evidence suggests that the wrist bands that put pressure on the wrist acupuncture site also may be useful. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent (mountain) altitude sickness?

What are some ways to prevent (mountain) altitude sickness?

Be Cautious: Climb slowly: let your body acclimate climb high, sleep low—sleeping at lower altitude then you have spent the day hiking lets body adjust hydrate if ill with headache, nausea, irritable, feeling hung over—go back down. Altitude can be fatal. Consider Diamox (acetazolamide) to prevent altitude sickness—talk to travel/ wilderness provider. It does not make you bullet proof ; still respect signs of sickness. ...Read more

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Can Valium help with sea sickness?

Can Valium help with sea sickness?

Possibly: Valium is an antianxiety medication. It is calming and may help alleviate some symptoms, but it is not a motion sickness medication. ...Read more

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Is there anything besides dramamine (dimenhydrinate) i can take for air sickness? Flying-or more specifically, the descent-always makes me nauseous.

Many options: 1. Consider ginger 500 mg-1, 000 mg before flight. 2. Prescription antinausea medicine zofran (ondansetron) works well and does not cause drowsiness. 3. Scopolamine patches are a bit drastic (last 72 hours unless removed) but do work 3. Minimize air sickness: sit over wings on plane for smoothest ride, eat lightly, avoid alcohol, avoid reading, keep eyes closed and meditate or listen to music. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Help please? What is the best way to prevent motion sickness?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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Currently on 500mg of amoxicillin. Will that affect Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) from working properly for severe motion sickness?

Currently on 500mg of amoxicillin. Will that affect Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) from working properly for severe motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Amoxacillin shouldn't affect dramamine (dimenhydrinate). However dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is not an effective med for motion sickness. Ask you doctor about Diazepam 2mg twice a day or scopolamine patch. If your condition is caused by cochlear hydrops, then a totally different therapy is needed. ...Read more

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Promethazine dramamine (dimenhydrinate) domperidone which is most effective for motion sickness.Do they also combat anxiety?

Promethazine dramamine (dimenhydrinate) domperidone which is most effective for motion sickness.Do they also combat anxiety?

They do not combat: Anxiety well. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would be my choice for motion sickness. They all have a sedating effect to some degree, but this is a far cry from being an effective antianxiety medication in general. If your anxiety is secondary to your. Motion sickness, then they could be of benefit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How effective is acetozolamide in preventing acute mountain sickness?

How effective is acetozolamide in preventing acute mountain sickness?

Effective: Good choice but can also cause side effects: try vigorous hydration and slow ascending. ...Read more