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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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

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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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Is there a non-drug, natural way to prevent motion sickness?

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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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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Buying over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness? Which is the least drowsy brand?

Buying over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness? Which is the least drowsy brand?

Motion sickness: Bonine & dramamine (dimenhydrinate) less drowsy formula both contain meclizine, which is less sedating than regular formulation of dramamine (dimenhydrinate). ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness?

Are there any good over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness?

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

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Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

Safe to take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and a acupressure band for motion sickness?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Not our decision: If your son is being put to sleep for his treatment, the medication may interact with the general anesthetic. The doctor rendering the treatment must make this decision. Call them. ...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

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