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Would seasickness medicine help carsickness?

Would seasickness medicine help carsickness?

Yes: All motion sicknesses are responsive to that class of medications. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

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


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How do I avoid seasickness?

How do I avoid seasickness?

Motion sickness: Unwanted motion overtime causes nausea and vomiting because your brain receives conflicing information from the middle regarding that motion. It tries to solve the conflicting info, resulting in nausea and vomiting. Avoid it by avoiding the situation or asking your doctor for medication. ...Read more

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How can I address my seasickness?

How can I address my seasickness?

Motion sickness: Unwanted motion overtime causes nausea and vomiting because your brain receives conflicing information from the middle regarding that motion. It tries to solve the conflicting info, resulting in nausea and vomiting. Avoid it by avoiding the situation or asking your doctor for medication. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat seasickness?

Ask your doctor: While some people are able to find adequate relief with ginger (chewing the root, ginger candy, etc.), most find medications to be more effective. Meclizine (bonine, antivert, (meclizine) dramamine) is available in both over the counter and prescription strength pills, and scopolamine comes in patch form. Both are effective and well tolerated in most cases. ...Read more

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How can I address the symptoms of seasickness?

How can I address the symptoms of seasickness?

Sea sickness: Usually due to inner ear fluid imbalance - so treatment is usually prevention. Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of seasickness and what is the best way to address them?

What are the symptoms of seasickness and what is the best way to address them?

Sensitive inner ear: Seasickness is the result of a very sensitive inner ear balance mechanism. This is known as the vestibular labyrinth. Usually the feeling of vertigo or the room spinning when you are in motion (as in a car or on a boat) is the result of a very sensitive inner ear and is usually congenital. There are symptomatic remedies such as antihistamines (meclizine) or a scopolamine patch (vagus inhibitor). ...Read more

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What is the treatment for seasickness?

What is the treatment for seasickness?

Sea sickness: Usually due to inner ear fluid imbalance - so treatment is usually prevention. Medications like dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help. ...Read more

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How can one prevent seasickness?

How can one prevent seasickness?

Alternative options: Dr tosca gave an excellent response. Here are alternative options: acupressure, sea-bands and ginger or peppermint tea. ...Read more

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Will betahistine dihydrchloride help seasickness?

Possibly: In one published study, betahistine dihydrochloride was tested in 10 patients with a history of motion sickness. The use of this drug was found to significantly improve the tolerance of treated patients to a defined scenario of motion sickness (matsnev et al: efficacy of histaminergic drugs in experimental motion sickness. Journal of vestibular research, 2007, volume 17, pages 313-321). ...Read more

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If you get carsick, will I probably be seasickness?

Migraines: There is an association with carsickness, and motion sickness, and migraine headaches. Some migraineurs even experience paroxysmal vertigo attacks. Over the counter remedies include a bracelet with a bead, meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) and a few homeopathic approaches. ...Read more

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How to prevent seasickness on a ferry boat?

How to prevent seasickness on a ferry boat?

Diet, meds: The nausea of motion sickness can sometimes be avoided with diet. Simple carbohydrates in macaroni or other pasta or foods like rice or vegetables are less likely to bring nausea than heavy fatty foods. Milk, cheese, fried foods take longer to process & more associated with problems. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) is a otc product that can be given @ 25-50mg every 6-8h. ...Read more

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Can healthy 17 and 15 yr olds take scopolamine or is there a better med for seasickness that won't put them to sleep? Will be in very stormy seas.

Drowsy drowsy: There are several medications which can be used to prevent seasickness, but unfortunately many of them do cause drowsiness, such as promethazine, cyclizine, scopolamine and others.
There is a prescription anti-nausea tablet called ondansetron which does not cause as much drowsiness, but isn't necessarily the best for prevention of seasickness. Dramamine works but has more side-effects. ...Read more

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Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Possible migraine HA: It is possible that what you describe is part of the early presentation of some type of headache disorder such as migraine. You should either speak to your family doctor for more details or search out an expert in headaches who will know how to get to the bottom of this problem. ...Read more

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I have Parkinson's & one of my symptoms is vertigo. Will my gp give me medication for seasickness before I go on a cruise?

I have Parkinson's & one of my symptoms is vertigo. Will my gp give me medication for seasickness before I go on a cruise?

Vertigo: Vertigo and imbalance treatments are available. Some are over the counter, others are prescription based. Some could in theory impact your parkinsons symptoms so definitely worthwhile speaking to your physician about which ones would be best. ...Read more

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Skull fracture and concussion 2 wk ago - can I still go on the cruise next week or will I be prone to seasickness?

Skull fracture and concussion 2 wk ago - can I still go on the cruise next week or will I be prone to seasickness?

Not advisable: I usually advise patients to avoid distant travel in the immediate period following any brain injury unless they are confident in the care they would be able to receive if there is an emergency. A cruise ship is not a good place to receive expert neurological care if there is a brain injury. Seasickness is not the primary concern here. ...Read more

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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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What are the kinds of medicine that help with motion sickness?

What are the kinds of medicine that help with motion sickness?

The best is Valium: Valium and other benzodiazepines are preferable to medications like Meclizine (antivert). Medicines like meclizine, bonine and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are all based on the phenothiazine meds and were discovered as failed antipsychotics. They didn't help psychotic symptoms but made people less dizzy. Valium works great and the side effect profile is preferable so most ear specialists use these medications. ...Read more

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Why should v take avomine (for motion sickness) a night before for long journeys? Do the effect of the medicine increase?

Why should v take avomine (for motion sickness) a night before for long journeys? Do the effect of the medicine increase?

EFFECTIVE IF TAKEN: It is most effective if taken night before or taken prieor to start of journey as it takes time for it to be absorped and be in blood before you are in motion. It will stay in your system for 2to4days as its half life is 10to19 hours
so if you are on a long cruise you need to take it evey 2to3 days. ...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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How can I treat or prevent motion sickness without using medicine?

Sleep, light meal: Being well rested will help greatly. Eat a light meal before the activity - an empty stomach will make it worse. Reduce stress - prepare in advance, make sure you schedule plenty of time and arrive early. Prognosis-good: motion sickness lessens as you get used to the activity. If all else fails, verapamil is a non-sedating prescription medication some find helpful for preventing motion sickness. ...Read more

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How is motion sickness treated? Any medicines? How do I overcome it?

How is motion sickness treated? Any medicines? How do I overcome it?

Motion Sickness: Acupressure, acupuncture ; sea-bands can be used for motion sickness. Ginger ; peppermint tea are also natural approaches to motion sickness. Dramamine can be taken orally or scopolamine can be used as a patch. Zofran ; Phenergan (promethazine) as sometimes prescribed for the nausea that can occur with motion sickness. ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for motion sickness that doesn't make you drowsy?

Is there a medicine for motion sickness that doesn't make you drowsy?

Low dose Valium: I have good luck with low dose valium. 2mg every 8 to 12 hours can suppress motion sickness without significant drowsiness. ...Read more

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It there any medicine to help kid 2 and 8 year old to deal with the motion sickness. Thanks?

It there any medicine to help kid 2 and 8 year old to deal with the motion sickness. Thanks?

Motion sickness: There are medications available however they would need to be prescribed by a pediatrician. It is worth noting, however, the american academy of pediatrics suggests trying to deal with motion sickness in children by focusing youngsters' attention away from their queasiness. Listen to the radio or tapes, watch movies, sing or talk. Also, direct their attention at things outside the car, not at books or games, and make sure they look out the front windowwhere there appears to be less motion. ...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

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If I never get motion sickness does that mean I can't get seasick?

If I never get motion sickness does that mean I can't get seasick?

Depends: If you have never been on the sea, that involves very slow movement, you could still experience sea sickness, as typical land based motion sickness involves other more rapid types of motion challenges. You may be less likely to be sea sick, but until you encounter that environmental challenge you cannot really know. ...Read more

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What is motion sickness?

Nausea: Due to being on a boat, in a car, or in an airplane. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Seasickness (Definition)

Seasickness = Motion sickness ...Read more