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Is it safe to use motion sickness medication while pregnant?

Is it safe to use motion sickness medication while 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

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Is it safe to take motion sickness medication while pregnant?

Is it safe to take motion sickness medication while pregnant?

Yes: Some are fine, some are not ok. I really need to know the name of the medicaiton. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to take medication to combat motion sickness during pregnancy?

Is it dangerous for me to take medication to combat motion sickness during pregnancy?

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

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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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I'm 32 weeks pregnant and i've been having motion sickness when I lay on my right side. What could be wrong?

I'm 32 weeks pregnant and i've been having motion sickness when I lay on my right side. What could be wrong?

CALL YOUR OB !!!: Today is tuesday your OB is open just like I am open for my OB pts, your OB needs to assess your problems, could be an inner ear issue, or brain, u may need referral to an ENT or neurologist. ...Read more

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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.

Weird feeling: Anemia would be the most likely explanation for your symptoms. You should be scheduled for your gestational diabetic and anemia screening typically around 28 weeks. ...Read more

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Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) okay to take for severe motion sickness? I am 5 weeks pregnant

Is dramamine (dimenhydrinate) okay to take for severe motion sickness? I am 5 weeks pregnant

Should be: It is classified as a class b drug for pregnancy which means it should be relatively safe. If at all possible, you should avoid all medications early in pregnancy, the most vulnerable time for the developing fetus. You should consult with your ob/ gyn doctor ideally. ...Read more

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Can extreme motion sickness (especially around more hormonal times of the month) (not pregnant) be a sympt. of seizure? Vest.Migraine?

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

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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?

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

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Would motion sickness medication help with dizziness?

Would motion sickness medication help with dizziness?

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

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What are the best medications for motion sickness?

What are the best medications for motion sickness?

The oldies: Meclizing and dimenhydrinate are still the best; some people respond better to diazepam. Scopolamine, which is supposed to be most effective of all, will probably leave you with amnesia. ...Read more

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I get motion sickness everywhere i go. Its starting to ruin my way if life, medications don't work.?

I get motion sickness everywhere i go. Its starting to ruin my way  if life, medications don't work.?

See below: 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

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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

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