Motion Sickness Medicine

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, it 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 Medicines for Motion Sickness

  • 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.
    • Commonly used medicines are
      • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
      • dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
      • Scopolamine.
  • The most efficient medicine is Transderm Scōp®
    • #1 doctor recommended prescription brand for prevention.
    • dime-sized patch, proven to reduce or prevent the nausea and vomiting

Protect yourself from malaria when traveling by taking preventative medicine. Learn about the different types available, benefits, and how to use them effectively to stay safe and healthy on your trip. Learn more here.