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Can travel sickness tablets work on long journeys?

Can travel sickness tablets work on long journeys?

Yes: But you may have to take them repeatedly as directed. Also consider use of acupuncture ASP needles, acupressure wrist bands or ginger. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I avoid travel sickness?

Get travel health: Info well in advance of your trip. See: https://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/list ...Read more

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I have a metallic taste and feel like I have travel sickness all day :- (been like this for about 5 days?

I have a metallic taste and feel like I have travel sickness all day :- (been like this for about 5 days?

Difficult to diagnos: Without more information. Probably best to be checked out by a physician given that it hasn't resolved. ...Read more

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My 15 month old is sick if I go out in the car within 2 hours of her breakfast. It's just mornings and never sick at home. Is it just travel sickness?

My 15 month old is sick if I go out in the car within 2 hours of her breakfast. It's just mornings and never sick at home. Is it just travel sickness?

It may be: If she wakes up with congestion, she may have a lot of mucous in her stomach. That may not go well with milk first thing in the morning. You may try giving her light foods (dry cereal, toast) and clear fluids first to see if that stays down. The other possible concern is if it is anxiety related- is she on the way to day care? See your doctor and make sure it is not something physical first. ...Read more

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Can ondem syrup be used for travel sickness for a 2 year old?

Can ondem syrup be used for travel sickness for a 2 year old?

Ondem syrup: Ondem syrup is an antiemetic. Dose for a two year old should be 2mg and can be taken every six hours if needed. ...Read more

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Why can person with down's syndrome not take kwell (lindane) travel sickness tablets?

Why can person with down's syndrome not take kwell (lindane) travel sickness tablets?

Kwells (lindane) active ingred: Int is scopolamine, commonly prescribed in the united kingdom for motion sickness. For adults, a 300 µg tablet is swallowed. For children ages 4 to 10, a 150 mg tablet is sucked, chewed, or swallowed. Drugs. Com states that people affected with Down syndrome may have an abnormal increase in pupillary dilation and acceleration of heart rate. Tthere a long list of other medical conditions in which this medication should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it possible for travel sickness tablets to stop your antidepressants from working?

Is it possible for travel sickness tablets to stop your antidepressants from working?

Please let us: Know the motion sickness medication and the specific antidepressant so we can check this for you. Re-ask with info. Thanks. ...Read more

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To get to my new college it takes 2 buses. I get severe travel sickness - what can I do? 2 years I will need to take bus. Long term treatment?

To get to my new college it takes 2 buses. I get severe travel sickness - what can I do? 2 years I will need to take bus. Long term treatment?

See a doctor: The reason for such severe motion sickness should be looked into. If necessary, medication to diminish the nausea is available, but this may make you quite sleepy and interfere with classroom learning. Consult with your doctor or student health or with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden travel sickness. Could it be related to my peripheral vision loss?

Sudden travel sickness. Could it be related to my peripheral vision loss?

Peripheral vision: Peripheral vision loss with other associated symptoms need a full eye evaluation asap. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter suffers from severe travel sickness. Has just used serc and stemital separately on 27 hour plane trip with no effect. ..Still vomiting. ..What is strongest or most effect meds she can take when travelling home?

My daughter suffers from severe travel sickness. Has just used serc and stemital separately on 27 hour plane trip with no effect. ..Still vomiting. ..What is strongest or most effect meds she can take when travelling home?

Varies among people: A primary care doctor, a neurologist, and an ENT specialist may be able to devise a plan of using one or two meds in different doses to find the best response for an individual patient. It would take some time to test the meds and doses (so wouldn't help as much for a one-time trip). If frequent travel is needed, a patient may be able to train herself do better, but training would also take time. ...Read more

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My 2 year old son suffers terrible travel sickness, the doctor has prescribed 1/2 a tab of kwells (lindane) kids. But they are for 4 yr olds! Will he be ok?

My 2 year old son suffers terrible travel sickness, the doctor has prescribed 1/2 a tab of kwells (lindane) kids. But they are for 4 yr olds! Will he be ok?

Scopolamine for: Children? That's scary. Called "the devil's breath" in colombia, from the borrachero tree, "borracho" means "drunk" in spanish", with potential side effects of hallucinations, dizziness, rapid pulse, ; more, scopolamine is not a medication whose safety ; efficacy have been proven in children. Have him look at the horizon, roll down the window a bit ; don't let him "read" or play video games. ...Read more

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What medications are safe to take for morning sickness?

What medications are safe to take for morning sickness?

Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 capsules once or twice a day can help relieve nausea. Also try chewing crystallized ginger or ginger capsules 3 times a day. Doxylamine is an over-the-counter sleep aid that can help morning sickness, take it at nighttime first as it will make you drowsy, but it can be taken every 6 hours. There are also prescription meds that your doctor can give you for severe nausea. ...Read more

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Where can you get sea sickness medication?

Where can you get sea sickness medication?

Many options: Sopolamine patch (transderm-scop) requires a prescription. For short trips, there are a number of brands of over-the-counter Meclizine (bonine, dramamine). Some people swear by candied ginger or wrist bands. ...Read more

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What anti-sickness medication can my gp prescribe?

What anti-sickness medication can my gp prescribe?

Anti-emetics: Or specific medications to address the underlying problem. I personally use ginger for nausea. ...Read more

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Which type of headache and sickness am I having after quitting ADHD medication?

Withdrawal symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms from stimulants, similar to caffeine withdrawal headaches after stopping coffee cold turkey. ...Read more

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What is the best and most powerful anti-sickness medication?

What is the best and most powerful anti-sickness medication?

Don't go for best or: Most powerful, but ask your doctor what works for you. Newer medications are serotonin receptor blockers like zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of sickeness as I am allergic to all anti sickness medication?

What can I do to get rid of sickeness as I am allergic to all anti sickness medication?

Nausea?: It sounds like you suffer from nausea. Is this correct? First its important to find out why you suffer from this. I assume that its motion sickness. Ginger has been known to help feeling nauseated. You could try sucking on ginger hard candy. There's also some behavioral adjustments that could help as well. If we could get more details on your condition. I think we could help you more. ...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 there any effect if medications such as antibiotics and vitamins taken at the same time? Will vitamins cause sickness sometimes?

Is there any effect if medications such as antibiotics and vitamins taken at the same time? Will vitamins cause sickness sometimes?

Yes: There are too many medication interaction to list. Vitamin overdose can cause sickness. Please see this site for more information and consult your pharmacist.
http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm096386.htm. ...Read more

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What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

What is sleeping sickness? How do you contract it& how do you treat it? Could it be medication related or just spring tiredness? I'm sleeping so much!

Sleepiness: Having excessive daytime sleepiness could indicate a sleep disorder. It is recommended you consult a sleep physician who can review your history to determine if that is the case or if it's something else. For example, if you also snore, have dry mouth, morning headaches, and/or periodically choke/gasp throughout the night, you may have sleep apnea. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How do I stop being scared of the "possible side effects" on medication. It prevents me from taking prescriptions for my sickness (respitory) advice?

How do I stop being scared of the "possible side effects" on medication. It prevents me from taking prescriptions for my sickness (respitory) advice?

Side effects: Your concern is understandable. Talk w/your doc about a very gradual introduction of medication. When you see that you are doing ok you can become more confident. Alternatively, you can work with a natural doctor who can help you with natural supplements but both docs need to communicate. The very best to you. ...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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I have bad morning sickness and doctor prescribe me phenegran. Some day this medicine work and some day not. ANY other medication.

I have bad morning sickness and doctor prescribe me phenegran. Some day this medicine work and some day not. ANY other medication.

Nausea alternatives.: Diclegis is a new medication for nausea in pregnancy. Zofran (ondansetron) is also used, but can be pretty expensive. You want to avoid getting dehydrated, so try and drink lots of fluid, especially water. Try to get more protein in too, as it will hold you longer. ...Read more

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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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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