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Do Motion Sickness Drugs Work
Yes: Scopolamine patches are fairly effective, but work best if applied the night before travel. All drugs in this class share side effects of dry mouth, constipation, and sedation. They may also potentiate the effects of alcohol or other sedating drugs. Check with your doctor for interactions with any other medications you are taking or other underlying medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion sickness: There is a great discussion of this at wikipedia. ...Read more
Do sea bands significantly interfere with vestibular compensation (from allergic inflammation and not motion sickness)?
No: Sea bands are supposed to work via acupressure to reduce the symptom of nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. They don't in theory affect vestibular function , so no problem there. Allergic inflammation and its affect on dizziness and labyrinthitis is controversial, but the sea bands should not influence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You could try otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to see if it helps with dizziness. For that matter, any antihistamine (claritin, zyrtec, allegra) may ease dizziness symptoms. If they don't, then you may need to be evaluated for why you are dizzy: irregular heart rhythm, low lung oxygen levels, anemia, thyroid imbalance, anxiety / hyperventilation, etc. Start with the easy stuff, and go from there if you're not better. ...Read more
Nausea of pregnancy: Zofran (ondansetron) is not the only medication that can safely help your nausea -- talk with your ob-gyn about other options. Also ginger may help, either tea or nibbling crystallized pieces. http://tinyurl.com/n447plo acupressure/acupuncture may help. Classical homeopathy may help also: http://tinyurl.Com/mqsufqp. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get altitude sickness at just 6000 ft, does ibuprofen really help prevent getting altitude sickness? Can you mix dramamine (dimenhydrinate) with ibuprofen?
Yes: It happens quite commonly.Get a more detailed answer ›
What can I do/take instead of dramanine for motion sickness (nausea + vomiting) while breastfeeding? (i need something guaranteed to work!). Thank you
Scopolomine patch: A scopolomine patch is relatively safe for a short period (3 days). ...Read more
Motion sickness: Motion sickness is due to "ocular - vestibular mismatch." the vestibular system is in the inner ear and senses position and rotation. When what the eyes see does not match what the vestibular system senses, it causes motion sickness. Some people are much more sensitive than others to this mismatch. You can reduce the issue by looking outside the boat or car. Then you have a better match. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take Bonine and Dramamine together for motion sickness treatment? (The nausea already started)
I've always suffer of motion sickness now im 16 weeks pregnant still with motion sickness can i take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) for this? and if so,wich dramamine (dimenhydrinate)?
Obstetrician: All pregnant women should consult their obstetrician before taking any medications including over the counter ones. ...Read more
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