Motion Sickness Medicine

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What is Motion Sickness? (CDC.com)

  • Motion sickness results when the movement you see is different from what your inner ear senses. It can occur in cars, trains, airplanes, or boats.
    • It can cause dizziness, nausea, and vomiting, and although it is not a serious condition, motion sickness can make traveling very unpleasant.

Motion Sickness Prevention Tips

  • Try to keep the head and body as still as possible
  • In a reclining position sit face forward
  • Avoid reading
  • Sleep as much as possible
  • Get some fresh air, open a window or air vent
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid eating strong-smelling or strong-tasting foods, eat small amounts of bland and low-fat foods

Common Motion Sickness Medicines

  • Medicines can be used to prevent or treat motion sickness, talk to your doctor about what is best for you if you think you need medicine for motion sickness.
    • Commonly used medicines are
      • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
      • dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
      • Scopolamine.
  • The most efficient motion sickeness medicine is Transderm Scōp®
    • #1 doctor recommended prescription brand for motion sickness prevention.
    • dime-sized patch, proven to reduce or prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness

 

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