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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.

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Comment from: rodney12, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 17

I take Luvox, and klonopin. It does not really help only masks the problem of motion sickness.

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