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Motion Sickness Pills Make Sleepy
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
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
Antivert (meclizine): They are all about the same and tend to make you tired. ...Read more
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?
Causes for vertigo? I have had vertigo since saturday afternoon, I went to the doctor yesterday since it has only gotten worse. They took my blood pressure and checked my ears, he just diagnosed me with vertigo and told me to take a motion sickness pill.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer