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- Patient Comments: Motion Sickness - Causes
- Patient Comments: Motion Sickness - Symptoms
- Patient Comments: Motion Sickness - Home Remedies
- Patient Comments: Motion Sickness - Medications
- Patient Comments: Motion Sickness - Prevention
- What is motion sickness?
- Who is at risk for motion sickness?
- What are causes of motion sickness?
- What are the signs and symptoms of motion sickness?
- When should I call a doctor for motion sickness?
- How is motion sickness diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for motion sickness?
- Home remedies for motion sickness
- OTC and prescription medication for motion sickness
- Can motion sickness be prevented?
Quick GuideBalance Disorders: Vertigo, Motion Sickness, Labyrinthitis, and More
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.