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How To Use Ginger Pills 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I get altitude sickness at just 6000 ft, does ibuprofen really help prevent getting altitude sickness? Can you mix dramamine (dimenhydrinate) with ibuprofen?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take Bonine and Dramamine together for motion sickness treatment? (The nausea already started)
Motion sickness: Yes, but confirm with your physician first. ...Read more
Is there a medication I can take to help my motion sickness? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) makes me drowsy. I have glaucoma - am I allowed to take scopolomine?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm flying tomorrow, have a head cold, IBS and get motion sickness, can I take Sudafed, Dramamine and Imodium (loperamide) at the same time?
Yes: take what you need to control your symptoms ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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