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How do antihistamines treat motion sickness?

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If you can’t keep it at bay, there are two kinds of medicine you can take for motion sickness. The first is antihistamines, both prescription and over-the-counter. These are the most commonly used medications for motion sickness, and they’re available in any drug store and in many supermarkets. Cyclizine (Marezine) and dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) are two major ones.

Make sure to read the drug labels, though. One of the big side effects of these medications is drowsiness. Some products use different ingredients that don’t make you as sleepy, but they may not work as well.

From: How to Beat Motion Sickness WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Car Sickness."

CDC: "Traveler’s Health: Motion Sickness."

Lackner, J. , June 2014. Experimental Brain Research

Mayo Clinic: "Motion Sickness: First Aid."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Motion Sickness."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Motion sickness."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "The Human Balance System."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 7, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Prevention and Treatment of Motion Sickness."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Car Sickness."

CDC: "Traveler’s Health: Motion Sickness."

Lackner, J. , June 2014. Experimental Brain Research

Mayo Clinic: "Motion Sickness: First Aid."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Motion Sickness."

University of Maryland Medical Center: "Motion sickness."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "The Human Balance System."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 7, 2018

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