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Medications for Motion Sickness

Other names: Sea Sickness

A disturbance of the inner ear that is caused by repeated motion

Drugs used to treat Motion Sickness

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
meclizine 8.3 51 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Brand names:  Antivert, Bonine, Dramamine Less Drowsy, Travel-Ease, Travel Sickness, Dramamine II …show all

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Dramamine 8.8 29 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: dimenhydrinate systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Antivert Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

promethazine 7.0 9 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Brand names:  Phenergan, Antinaus 50, Phenadoz, Promethegan …show all

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Bonine 8.4 33 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

scopolamine 6.0 137 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: scopolamine systemic

Brand name:  Transderm-Scop

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Transderm-Scop 6.8 68 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: scopolamine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergics/antispasmodics, anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dimenhydrinate 8.7 36 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: dimenhydrinate systemic

Brand names:  Dramamine, Driminate, Travel-Eze, Triptone …show all

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Benadryl Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

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

diphenhydramine 9.0 3 reviews
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

Brand names:  Benadryl, Banophen, Benadryl Allergy, Allermax, Benadryl Children's Allergy, Complete Allergy Relief, Dicopanol, Diphedryl, Diphen, Dytuss, Siladryl Allergy, Twilite, Valu-Dryl …show all

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Phenergan 7.6 5 reviews
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Banophen Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Benadryl Allergy 9.0 1 review
Rx/OTC B N X

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

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

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Travel Sickness Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Antinaus 50 Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dramamine II Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: meclizine systemic

Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Phenadoz Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Promethegan Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: promethazine systemic

Drug class: antihistamines, phenothiazine antiemetics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Allermax Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Benadryl Children's Allergy Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

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

Complete Allergy Relief Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Dicopanol Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

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

Diphedryl Rate Add review
Rx/OTC B N X

Generic name: diphenhydramine systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Care guides

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Further information

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