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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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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Can you use sea bands for motion sickness during travel?

Can you use sea bands for motion sickness during travel?

Yes: A couple of my friends who are physicians have used them and found them helpful. You can try sea-bands, acupressure, and ginger or peppermint 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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How can ginger help with motion sickness?

How can  ginger help with motion sickness?

Benefit of ginger: Ginger contains a substance which is thought to promote peristatlis (contaction of the intestines in a forward motion) and to stimulate gastric secretions. It essentially functions as an antinausea agent without any sedating effects. ...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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Is it safe to use motion sickness medication while pregnant?

Is it safe to use motion sickness medication while pregnant?

Yes: A lot of motion sickness medications are safe in pregnancy. Meclizine and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are both class b which are safe in pregnancy. Wrist bands that are used for motion sickness are also totally safe in pregnancy. This is a really hard topic as most women are a little nauseated in pregnancy and travel doesn't make that better. Good luck! ...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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Can i take bonnie motion sickness pills with chronic bronchitis?

Can i take bonnie motion sickness pills with chronic bronchitis?

Motion sickness: Yes, but confirm with your physician first. ...Read more

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Can we use Ayurvedic preparation drashasava during pregnancy to subside morning sickness?

Can we use Ayurvedic preparation  drashasava during pregnancy to subside morning sickness?

Probably but...: I'm familiar with some ayurvedic preparations but never heard of "drashasava." a search found only 1 reference which is so unusual it makes me wonder if it's spelled correctly. The only info i found was "the popular tonic drashasava is made from grape juice." if that is the only ingredient it is safe, but i can't be sure if it has other ingredients.Also, grape-derived products are best if organic. ...Read more

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Epinewton is used by divers for sea sickness, what dosage should I use and how long before a dive?

Epinewton is used by divers for sea sickness, what dosage should I use and how long before a dive?

Unproven: There are many drugs reported to work for motion sickness. Most work a little bit but have significant side effects including drowsiness, etc. Epanautin (phenytoin) is an anti-eplepsy medication which can make you sleepy.There are no controlled studies, to my knowledge, showing that it works. You need to be careful about taking medication when diving as side effects can be confused with the bends. ...Read more

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What is best for airplane motion sickness prevention? Meclizine or Diphenhydramine?

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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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What medications are safe to take for morning sickness?

New prescription Rx: An old medication was recently reap proved for morning sickness... Bendectin. It was pulled off the market years ago but the fda voted to allow it back in with a new name.. Diclegis. It's just b6 and doxylamine (both things mentioned in other answer i believe). ...Read more

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While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

While pregnant is there anything I can take to help with nausea Because ginger ale and crackers don't work?

Not all ginger ale: has ginger. A simple way to v nausea is w Ginger. You can drink nibble on crystallized ginger or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep at least 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: Sweet Orange (Citrus Sinensis), Peitigrain (Citrus reticulata), Mandarin (Citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more

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How can ginger help with motion sickness?

Benefit of ginger: Ginger contains a substance which is thought to promote peristatlis (contaction of the intestines in a forward motion) and to stimulate gastric secretions. It essentially functions as an antinausea agent without any sedating effects. ...Read more

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Motion Sickness (Definition)

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