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What is good medicine for sea sickness?

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The Centers for Disease Control suggest that antihistamines known for sedative effects are the most effective motion-sickness medications. These include cyclizine, dimenhydrinate, meclizine and promethazine.

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The Mayo Clinic similarly advocates the use of antihistamines as an effective treatment for motion sickness and adds that over-the-counter versions are available. However, the Mayo Clinic advises consulting with a physician regarding dosage in the treatment of motion sickness. The Centers for Disease Control also list scopolamine, antidopaminergic drugs, metoclopramide, sympathomimetics and benzodiazepines as common drug treatments. They suggest that travelers try any new medication prior to travel to gauge potential side-effects and drug interactions.

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