Seasickness Remedies

Cinnarizine is an antihistamine drug which is mostly used to control travel sickness and is also used to control the nausea and vertigo caused by inner ear disorders such as labyrinthitis and Ménière’s disease. Brand name is Sturgeron. Less effective than Meclizine HCl but with many fewer side-effects. The symptoms of motion sickness (vertigo, nausea, vomiting) are successfully prevented and treated with cinnarizine. It has been tested on land, in the air, and on sea in several (predominantly open) studies. In comparison with other antihistamines with similar effects (e.g. dymenhydrinate), it is said to be less sedative. However, there are no controlled comparisons.

Cinnarizine is also useful for vestibular symptoms of other origins. Clinical experiences and studies that have been made with the closely related flunarazine suggest the efficacy of cinnarizine.

Dramamine is dimenhydrinate.

Benadryl is diphenhydramine.

Bonine, and Dramamine II is meclizine. Bonine chewable tablets are meclizine hydrochloride. Brand names include: Antivert®; Antrizine®; Bonine®; Dizmiss®; Dramamine® II; Meni-D®; Ru-Vert-M®; Vergon®.

Phenergan is promethazine and is also a phenothiazine, centrally acting antiemetic


Marezine is an over-the-counter motion sickness medicine, similar to Dramamine.

The best medications have been found to be “Meclizine”, “Bonine”, Dramamine and Trans-derm Scop.

This information may be time sensitive.


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