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What's the best thing to take for motion sickness to prevent it?

What's the best thing to take for motion sickness to prevent it?

Motion sickness: Atropine-like patch used behind the ear has been proven to be very effective ( transderm sc?p (transdermal scopolamine) patch is the name. ...Read more

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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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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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What are the best ways to deal with motion sickness?

What are the best ways to deal with motion sickness?

Prevention: In a boat: 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. In a car or plane: look at horizon, do not read or look down excessively. Plane: sit over wings. Car: sit in front seat. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to prevent motion sickness?

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Help please? What is the best way to prevent 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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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

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Can any doc tell me what's the best way to prevent motion sickness?

Can any doc tell me what's the best way to prevent motion sickness?

Several methods: If it is going to be something like a cruise the scopolamine patch applied 3 hours before the ship sails and changed every 2 days works well. If not try to stare at a horizon line that helps keep the inner ear level ...Read more

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Hi doctors, what is the best treatment for motion sickness that is non drowsy? Would you recommend stugeron?

Hi doctors, what is the best treatment for motion sickness that is non drowsy? Would you recommend stugeron?

Transderm Scopolomin: I am a big advocate of using transdermal scopolamine for motion sickness. It is very effective and relatively non toxic unless you get some on your hands and rub your eyes. It doesn't cause drowsiness. Stugeron, or cinnarizine, is not available in the US or Canada and causes drowsiness.

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If somone is allergic to all antihistamines, what else can they take for motion sickness?

If somone is allergic to all antihistamines, what else can they take for motion sickness?

Transderm Scop (scopolamine): You can try a scopolamine patch (rx only) which will last for 3 days. I have never heard of anyone allergic to all antihistamines although one may experience similar side effects such as drowsiness and dry mouth. ...Read more

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Can I take a motion sickness pill after the plane takes off or before it takes off?

Depends: If in your experience you get symptoms of motion sickness as soon as the plane starts moving, than you should take the pill 20 minutes prior to that event to allow it to enter your system. You just need the medications circulating prior to a likely motion sickness event. ...Read more

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I seem to be having motion sickness just sitting or lying around what can I take to help with this?

I seem to be having motion sickness just sitting or lying around what can I take to help with this?

Try antihistamine: such as meclizine. If this doesn't help, time to see a doctor. If you lie supine with your head motionless facing the ceiling with your eyes closed for five minutes, it should help temporarily. ...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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Can I take meclazine for nausea and motion sickness everyday?

Yes, but why?: Meclizine is relatively safe and is indicated for temporary relief of dizziness/vertigo/motion sickness etc...If you have symptoms every day, this is not normal and a consult with your doc is strongly recommended to find your cause of persistent dizziness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take a motion sickness pill and later still go skiing?

Possibly: Most motion sickness medications can cause sedation. You should not try to ski or do other high-gain activities until you know how it will affect you. Most people will do fine on it, but you should try it out before you do that. ...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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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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My husband takes tikosyn (dofetilide) . Can he use bonine for motion sickness?

My husband takes tikosyn (dofetilide) . Can he use bonine for motion sickness?

Consult pharmacy: Bonine is helpful for motion sickness as is dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) klonopin, and scopolamine patches. Pharmacists have data bases that can see if medications are compatible so i would consult with one. I listed these other options should bonine be contraindicated. ...Read more