November 27, 2015
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Motion Sickness (Sea Sickness, Car Sickness) (cont.)

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Home remedies for motion sickness

Although few, if any, studies have examined the effectiveness of home remedies, people have used herbs such as ginger, peppermint, and tea as home remedies for motion sickness. In addition, some people respond well to acupuncture.

OTC and prescription medication for motion sickness

Over-the-counter medications, and occasionally prescription medications, are used to relieve and in some cases prevent motion sickness. Some of the more common medications that can be used for motion sickness include:

  • scopolamine (transdermal patches, Transderm-Scop)
  • dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
  • meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine)
  • promethazine (Phenergan, Phenadoz, Promethegan)
  • diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
  • cyclizine (Marezine)

Before taking any of these medications, read the precautions as many of these medications have side effects that include drowsiness, dry mouth, blurry vision, and occasionally disorientation. Therefore, these medications should not be taken by people who drive vehicles or operate heavy equipment.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/7/2015


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