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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 sc?p (transdermal scopolamine) patch. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...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

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Motion Sickness (Definition)

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