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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)

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


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Does Zofran (ondansetron) work for motion sickness?

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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Do sea bands significantly interfere with vestibular compensation (from allergic inflammation and not motion sickness)?

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 more

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Would motion sickness medication help with dizziness?

Would motion sickness medication help with dizziness?

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

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What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

What can I do for morning sickness when Zofran (ondansetron) doesn't work?

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

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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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How do heartburn medications work?

How do heartburn medications work?

Various methods: Simple antacids change the ph of the stomach contents making it less acid. Drugs histamine-2 blockers (pepcid) or proton pump inhibitors (prevacid) reduce acid by different mechanisms. Antiacids work quicker and "rebound" can occur and the heartburn can come back. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B6 work for morning sickness?

Does vitamin B6 work for morning sickness?

For some people: Some people find this helpful. Others do not. It is safe to try and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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How do arb drugs work?

How do arb drugs work?

Blocks Receptor: Arb is short for angiotensin ii receptor blocker. These medications work by competitively, or non-competitively, blocking the receptor activated by a blood pressure raising compound known as angiotensin ii. ...Read more

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Why do some people get motion sickness, but not others?

Why do some people get motion sickness, but not others?

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 more

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Can I take Bonine and Dramamine together for motion sickness treatment? (The nausea already started)

Can I take Bonine and Dramamine together for motion sickness treatment? (The nausea already started)

You shouldn't: Although these are 2 different drugs, taken together they increase the risk of drowsiness and side effects ...Read more

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Will motion sickness meds help with nausea from drainage?

Motion sickness: You don't say what kind of drainage words form. If you're talking about upset stomach, dizziness , those types of symptoms motion sickness medicine should help. ...Read more