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Motion Sickness Topic Guide

Motion Sickness Motion Sickness:

Motion sickness (car sickness, sea sickness, air sickness) is caused when the movement that you see is different from what the inner ear senses. Nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms of motion sickness. Other symptoms are increased salivation, feeling discomfort and unwell, and sweating. Motion sickness usually is treated with home remedies like peppermint or caffeine, and OTC or prescription drugs. Motion sickness usually goes away after the motion has stopped.

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Motion Sickness Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

dimenhydrinate Dimenhydrinate

Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body.

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cyclizine Cyclizine

Cyclizine is used to treat or prevent nausea, vomiting, or dizziness caused by motion sickness...learn more »

promethazine (injection) Promethazine (injection)

Promethazine is in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain.

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promethazine (rectal) Promethazine (rectal)

Promethazine is in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain. Promethazine...learn more »

promethazine (oral) Promethazine (oral)

Promethazine is in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain. Promethazine...learn more »

prochlorperazine (oral) Prochlorperazine (oral)

Prochlorperazine is an anti-psychotic medicine in a group of drugs called phenothiazines (FEEN-oh-THYE-a-zeens). It works by changing the actions of chemica...learn more »

diphenhydramine Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching,...learn more »

diazepam Diazepam

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety...learn more »