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What's the strongest anti-psychotic?

What's the strongest anti-psychotic?

No such thing: there is no "strongest". In each case, you need to see what the medication is for. Normally have some idea what medication will be best for psychosis, for anxiety, etc. but there are no good studies comparing one with another. What do you need a medication for? ...Read more

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Carsickness (Definition)

Carsickness = motion sickness caused by ...Read more


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Would seasickness medicine help carsickness?

Would seasickness medicine help carsickness?

Yes: All motion sicknesses are responsive to that class of medications. ...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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What is strongest over-the-counter sleeping aid ?anything stronger than promethazine ?

What is strongest over-the-counter sleeping aid ?anything stronger than promethazine ?

See a doctor: The assessment and treatment options for Insomnia is not binary, meaning there are a great many different factors which can contribute to sleep problems. Rather than seeking more and more powerful sleep agents, it is often worthwhile to seek care with a doctor who can assist you with this. ...Read more

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Promethazine dramamine (dimenhydrinate) domperidone which is most effective for motion sickness.Do they also combat anxiety?

Promethazine dramamine (dimenhydrinate) domperidone which is most effective for motion sickness.Do they also combat anxiety?

They do not combat: Anxiety well. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would be my choice for motion sickness. They all have a sedating effect to some degree, but this is a far cry from being an effective antianxiety medication in general. If your anxiety is secondary to your. Motion sickness, then they could be of benefit. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does Zofran (ondansetron) work for motion sickness?

Does Zofran (ondansetron) work for motion sickness?

Zofran (ondansetron): No, zofran (ondansetron) does not work for motion sickness well. It is used for treating vomitings. Discuss with your doctor for better option to prevent motion sickness. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties besides phenergan (promethazine)?

Nausea treatment: Phenergan (promethazine) is a pretty good medication for symptomatic treatment of nausea. Meclizine seems to work better in motion sickness. If you are still symptomatic with those medications, you should be seen and evaluated by your physician to find out what causes it. Many serious health problems can cause nausea and vomitting. ...Read more

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What works to cure motion sickness?

What works to cure motion sickness?

Motion sickness: Some techniques include looking straight in the direction of the travel when in a car & if night-time close your eyes or nap, chew gum, fresh cool air, wearing a special eyewear called viban, & medications such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) & meclizine, scopolamine transdermal patch, promethazine, ginger as crystals or tea. ...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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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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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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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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Will betahistine dihydrchloride help seasickness?

Will betahistine dihydrchloride help seasickness?

Possibly: In one published study, betahistine dihydrochloride was tested in 10 patients with a history of motion sickness. The use of this drug was found to significantly improve the tolerance of treated patients to a defined scenario of motion sickness (matsnev et al: efficacy of histaminergic drugs in experimental motion sickness. Journal of vestibular research, 2007, volume 17, pages 313-321). ...Read more

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What is the best cure for motion sickness on boat?

What is the best cure for motion sickness on boat?

Prevention: 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. ...Read more