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)
- 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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