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Safe Motion Sickness Medication Pregnant
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 more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Yes: Some are fine, some are not ok. I really need to know the name of the medicaiton. ...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 had taken dizinil fr motion sickness b4 knowing dat I am pregnant. Now 10 weeks preg. Is there any risk?
I'm 32 weeks pregnant and I've been having motion sickness when I lay on my right side. What could be wrong?
I am 28 weeks pregnant and I am feeling really weird. I feel like I have motion sickness along with an out of body feeling and like I have lost blood.
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
Can extreme motion sickness (especially around more hormonal times of the month) (not pregnant) be a sympt. Of seizure? Vest. Migraine?
Unclear: I apologize but I do not understand exactly what you are asking. Extreme nausea should be evaluated preferably by a gastroenterologist. If the nausea is associated with a Migraine headache then it should be evaluated by a neurologist. If you do not have seizures or a known seizure disorder then nausea is not a likely indicator of future seizure activity. ...Read more
I'm 6 days late on my period, I have slight pain in ovaries, cramps and some motion sickness. I get car sick at times. Am I pregnant?
Maybe. Can test.: Can do a home pregnancy test. A urine test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or about 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
Yes: You could try otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to see if it helps with dizziness. For that matter, any antihistamine (claritin, zyrtec, allegra) may ease dizziness symptoms. If they don't, then you may need to be evaluated for why you are dizzy: irregular heart rhythm, low lung oxygen levels, anemia, thyroid imbalance, anxiety / hyperventilation, etc. Start with the easy stuff, and go from there if you're not better. ...Read more
I have extremely severe motion sickness. No OTC meds have helped. Is there a prescription medication for motion sickness?
I get motion sickness everywhere I go. Its starting to ruin my way if life, medications don't work.?
If the usual treatments are not effective, you may need to try behavioral therapy. See this site for information on this subject.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/motion-sickness-treatment-overview. ...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?
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
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
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
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
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 more
Will be traveling soon and get severe motion sickness, dr gave me 25mg promethazine. I take 20mg lexapro (escitalopram) is it safe to take the phenergan as needed?
Not from what I know: The possible risks of it mixed w/ Lexapro (escitalopram) are serious. Irregular heart beats that can be lethal are rare but possible. Common problems are dizzy, faint, queasy feelings and more. Be careful and balance your need with the risks. Perhaps there ae behavioral things like freq stops to walk - snacks or water - fresh air - music - etc. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it safe to take dimenhydrinate (for motion sickness) and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) together?
Yes.: Pepto is not absorbed by the intestines to any signifcant extent. There should be no issues with the two drugs. ...Read more
My son is scheduled for dental work with sedation tomorrow & has to fast from tonight. Is it safe to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in the morning for 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