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Medications for Motion Sickness

Drugs associated with Motion Sickness

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Motion Sickness: A disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
meclizine Rx/OTC B N X 29 reviews
9.0

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Brand names:  Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine Less Drowsy, Dramamine II, Meclicot, Travel-Ease, D-Vert, Meni-D, Travel Sickness

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Dramamine Rx/OTC B N X 16 reviews
9.0

Generic name: dimenhydrinate systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Antivert Rx/OTC B N X Add review
10

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bonine Rx/OTC B N X 19 reviews
9.0

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Transderm-Scop Rx C N X 44 reviews
7.0

Generic name: scopolamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
promethazine Rx C N X 6 reviews
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Promethegan, Antinaus 50, Phenadoz

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Dramamine Less Drowsy Rx/OTC B N X 1 review
10

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
dimenhydrinate Rx/OTC B N X 20 reviews
9.0

Generic name: dimenhydrinate systemic

Brand names:  Dramamine, Travel-Eze, Driminate, Triptone

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Phenergan Rx C N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
scopolamine Rx C N X 66 reviews
7.0

Generic name: scopolamine systemic

Brand names:  Transderm-Scop, Scopace, Maldemar

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Benadryl Rx/OTC B N X Add review
10

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Marezine Rx/OTC B N X 5 reviews
10

Generic name: cyclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
diphenhydramine Rx/OTC B N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Brand names:  Benadryl, Banophen, Benadryl Allergy, Dicopanol, Allermax, Ben-Tann, Benadryl Children's Allergy, Complete Allergy Relief, Diphedryl, Diphenhist, Dytan, Dytuss, Silphen Cough, Twilite, Valu-Dryl

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Scopace Rx C N X 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: scopolamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Banophen Rx/OTC B N X Add review
7.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Dramamine II Rx/OTC B N X Add review Add

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Promethegan Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Antinaus 50 Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Meclicot Rx/OTC B N X Add review Add

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Phenadoz Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Travel-Ease Rx/OTC B N X Add review Add

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Benadryl Allergy Rx/OTC B N X 1 review
9.0

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous anxiolytics, sedatives and hypnotics, antihistamines, anticholinergic antiemetics, anticholinergic antiparkinson agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
cyclizine Rx/OTC B N X 6 reviews
10

Generic name: cyclizine systemic

Brand names:  Marezine, Bonine for Kids, Cyclivert

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
D-Vert Rx/OTC B N X Add review Add

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Meni-D Rx/OTC B N X Add review Add

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Alternative treatments for Motion Sickness

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Motion Sickness. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Motion Sickness.

Learn more about Motion Sickness

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Sea Sickness

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