Bodies in Motion


“Motion sickness” occurs when the inner ear, eyes and other motion-detecting areas of the body send conflicting messages to the brain.

That is, one part of the body’s balancing-sensing mechanism may be sensing that the body is moving while the others do not. While prevention is the best course of action against motion sickness, it is difficult to stop it once it starts.

From a medical treatment standpoint, an over-the-counter first-generation antihistamine (dimenhydrinate, Dramamine) can help by reducing symptoms of nausea and vomiting, but these drugs can cause drowsiness.

In anticipation of a long trip, the prescription scopolamine patch (Transderm-Scop) and Transderm-V) may take a few hours to work, but offers long-lasting relief without the drowsiness.

Motion sickness can happen from any kind of movement — even movement that you’re anticipating. Althought motion sickness is fairly common and often only a nuisance, it can cause problems for people who travel a lot.

Fortunately, the more you travel, the more you will get used to the motion. There are also things that you can do to reduce the change of getting motion sickness.

If you have any questions about medicines please call us at 866-444-6290 for answers. We have 12 area locations to serve you. We’re more than a pharmacy, we’re family! We can tailor a program to your personal diabetic needs. We also have a specialized compounding pharmacy for those with specific prescription doses.