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What are the kinds of medicine that help with motion sickness?

What are the kinds of medicine that help with motion sickness?

The best is Valium: Valium and other benzodiazepines are preferable to medications like Meclizine (antivert). Medicines like meclizine, bonine and dramamine (dimenhydrinate) are all based on the phenothiazine meds and were discovered as failed antipsychotics. They didn't help psychotic symptoms but made people less dizzy. Valium works great and the side effect profile is preferable so most ear specialists use these medications. ...Read more

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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


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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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Why should v take avomine (for motion sickness) a night before for long journeys? Do the effect of the medicine increase?

Why should v take avomine (for motion sickness) a night before for long journeys? Do the effect of the medicine increase?

EFFECTIVE IF TAKEN: It is most effective if taken night before or taken prieor to start of journey as it takes time for it to be absorped and be in blood before you are in motion.It will stay in your system for 2to4days as its half life is 10to19 hours so if you are on a long cruise you need to take it evey 2to3 days. ...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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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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How can I treat or prevent motion sickness without using medicine?

Sleep, light meal: Being well rested will help greatly. Eat a light meal before the activity - an empty stomach will make it worse. Reduce stress - prepare in advance, make sure you schedule plenty of time and arrive early. Prognosis-good: motion sickness lessens as you get used to the activity. If all else fails, verapamil is a non-sedating prescription medication some find helpful for preventing motion sickness. ...Read more

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How is motion sickness treated? Any medicines? How do I overcome it?

How is motion sickness treated? Any medicines? How do I overcome it?

Motion Sickness: Acupressure, acupuncture ; sea-bands can be used for motion sickness. Ginger ; peppermint tea are also natural approaches to motion sickness. Dramamine can be taken orally or scopolamine can be used as a patch. Zofran ; Phenergan (promethazine) as sometimes prescribed for the nausea that can occur with motion sickness. ...Read more

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It there any medicine to help kid 2 and 8 year old to deal with the motion sickness.Thanks?

It there any medicine to help kid 2 and 8 year old to deal with the motion sickness.Thanks?

Motion sickness: There are medications available however they would need to be prescribed by a pediatrician. It is worth noting, however, the american academy of pediatrics suggests trying to deal with motion sickness in children by focusing youngsters' attention away from their queasiness. Listen to the radio or tapes, watch movies, sing or talk. Also, direct their attention at things outside the car, not at books or games, and make sure they look out the front windowwhere there appears to be less motion. ...Read more