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Do motion sickness drugs work?

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 more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

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


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What works to cure motion sickness?

What works to cure 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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How does the patch work for motion sickness?

How does the patch work for motion sickness?

Blocks receptors : The patch contains scopolamine which works to block receptors in the brain that are involved with nausea and vertigo. It works in the same pathway as dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) another common nausea medication. ...Read more

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I get motion sickness everywhere i go. Its starting to ruin my way if life, medications don't work.?

I get motion sickness everywhere i go. Its starting to ruin my way  if life, medications don't work.?

See below: If the usual treatments are not effective, you may need to try behavioral therapy. See this site for information on this subject. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/motion-sickness-treatment-overview. ...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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Are there any good over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness?

Are there any good over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness?

Start with avoiding: Start with prevention. Car: sit front seat, look in the distance. Plane: window seat, look at horizon. Boat: up on deck, look at motion of horizon. Do not read while traveling. Avoid heavy food before traveling. Use of ginger is questionable. Last, ask your pharmacist for otc antihistamines. ...Read more

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Does Zofran (ondansetron) work for motion sickness?

Zofran (ondansetron): No, zofran (ondansetron) does not work for motion sickness well. It is used for treating vomitings. Discuss with your doctor for better option to prevent motion sickness. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Buying over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness? Which is the least drowsy brand?

Buying over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness?  Which is the least drowsy brand?

Motion sickness: Bonine & dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy formula both contain meclizine, which is less sedating than regular formulation of dramamine (dimenhydrinate). ...Read more