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Why do motion sickness pills make me sleepy?

Why do motion sickness pills make me sleepy?

Motion sickness: That is a side effect of the oral medication. Try
transderm scōp (transdermal scopolamine) patch. ...Read more

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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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Can I take a motion sickness pill and later still go skiing?

Can I take a motion sickness pill and later still go skiing?

Possibly: Most motion sickness medications can cause sedation. You should not try to ski or do other high-gain activities until you know how it will affect you. Most people will do fine on it, but you should try it out before you do that. ...Read more

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Motion sickness pills (dimenhydrinate)--safe for ship travel?

Motion sickness pills (dimenhydrinate)--safe for ship travel?

Yes: Dimenhydrinate is a histamine antagonist designed to counter some of the ill effects of motion in cars and boats 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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a motion sickness pill for deep sea fishing while pregnant?

Is it ok to take a motion sickness pill for deep sea fishing while pregnant?

Category B drug: Meclazine is one of the antihistamines used to treat or pre-treat motion sickness. It is considered safe during pregnancy and caries one of the higher safety ratings. ...Read more

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Is it true that you need to be a certain age to buy dramamine (dimenhydrinate) motion sickness pills?

Is it true that you need to be a certain age to buy dramamine (dimenhydrinate) motion sickness pills?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate).: With a physicians prescription there should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Can I take a motion sickness pill after the plane takes off or before it takes off?

Depends: If in your experience you get symptoms of motion sickness as soon as the plane starts moving, than you should take the pill 20 minutes prior to that event to allow it to enter your system. You just need the medications circulating prior to a likely motion sickness event. ...Read more

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Is antivert (meclizine) the same medication as over-the-counter motion sickness pills?

Is antivert (meclizine) the same medication as over-the-counter motion sickness pills?

Technically, yes: There are a couple of otc pills (dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy) that contain meclizine, the active ingredient in antivert. ...Read more

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Will taking a motion sickness pill have an effect on my ability to play sport?

Will taking a motion sickness pill have an effect on my ability to play sport?

Maybe: Most motion sickness pills cause drowsiness as a common side effect. This may interfere with the ability to play sport. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I've had vestibular neuritis. Is there anything besides motion sickness pills to help stop this constant dizziness?

For 2 weeks I've had vestibular neuritis. Is there anything besides motion sickness pills to help stop this constant dizziness?

Time cures most: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from an infection that inflames the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Infections of the inner ear are usually viral unfortunately time to resolve varies from weeks to months.

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I have a chiari malformation which is putting pressure in my spinal cord and causing it to leak fluid. Would motion sickness pills help with that?

I have a chiari malformation which is putting pressure in my spinal cord and causing it to leak fluid. Would motion sickness pills help with that?

No: That's sounds like you need chiari decompression surgery depending on your symptoms. I'm not sure what you mean by leaking fluid unless you have had surgery already and the wound is leaking. Either way, good luck! ...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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Can movies cause motion sickness?

Can movies cause motion sickness?

Yes: Jerky frame movements, rapidly flashing lights, fast action (like car chases), and movements like roller coaster or falling sequences can cause motion sickness in some people, especially if the visual takes up more & more of your field of vision in which you lose your fixed frames of reference and so your brain is confused about position and gravity. ...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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Why does reading in the car cause motion sickness?

Why does reading in the car cause motion sickness?

Motion: Yoir brain is compensating for ye movement of the car as you strain to read so it is like being tossed on a vessel at sea. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to deal with motion sickness?

What are the best ways to deal with motion sickness?

Prevention: In a boat: look at the horizon or a land mass (island or shore), stay on deck rather than go below, eating lighter easily digestible meals. If motion sickness occurs, various medications may help. In a car or plane: look at horizon, do not read or look down excessively. Plane: sit over wings. Car: sit in front seat. ...Read more

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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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Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Does ginger prevent motion sickness?

Yes: Research has proven ginger to be very effective for preventing motion sickness. See http://www. Nytimes. Com/2007/08/21/health/21real. Html and http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/art00390/motion-sickness. Html. ...Read more

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Does astigmatism cause motion sickness?

Does astigmatism cause motion sickness?

Astigmatism & Motion: Astigmatism can cause refractive double vision or streaks and that in some cases can cause vision disturbances which can lower the threshold in a susceptible individual for simulating motion sickness. ...Read more

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Can motion sickness be related to astigmatism?

No: I am unaware of an association except that both are extremely common. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that will cure motion sickness?

No: Make sure that it's just motion sickness you have and not another problem with balance or vertigo. Some causes of vertigo can be cured or treated very well with procedures or surgery. ...Read more

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Could motion sickness prevent one from going to the movies?

Could motion sickness prevent one from going to the movies?

Possibly: If one could not tolerate motion sickness related to getting the movie theater. ...Read more

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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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Help please? What is the best way to prevent motion sickness?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Help please? What is the best way to prevent 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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What's the best thing to take for motion sickness to prevent it?

Motion sickness: Atropine-like patch used behind the ear has been proven to be very effective (transderm scōp (transdermal scopolamine) patch is the name. ...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

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

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