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Motion Sickness and Possible Remedies

Motion Sickness

According to the CDC: Motion sickness happens when the movement you see is different from what your inner ear senses. This can cause dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. You can get motion sick in a car, or on a train, airplane, boat, or amusement park ride. “What remedies are available for motion sickness?”, you may ask.

Feeling unwell while you travel is a perfect way to spoil a trip. Luckily Pharmasave Summerland has a few items you might find useful if taking a trip leaves you feeling queasy:

Ginger (natural supplement) – useful for the prevention and treatment of mild to moderate cases of motion sickness. Non-drowsy.

Dimenhydrinate HCl (Gravol) – is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. May cause drowsiness.

Meclizine HCl (capsules) – used to prevent and control nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is also used for vertigo (dizziness or lightheadedness) caused by ear problems. May cause drowsiness.

Scopalamine (topical gel) – used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness or medications used during surgery. This topical gel is typically applied behind the ear. May cause drowsiness.

Cocculus Indicus (homeopathic preparation) – used for travel sickness associated with nausea and for insomnia due to worry.

Ginger, dimenhydrinate, and cocculus indicus are all available as branded remedies (Gravol and Boiron respectively).

Meclizine and scopolamine are not readily available as mass-produced brands in Canada which is why Pharmasave Summerland makes them in our custom medication compounding lab.

All of these motion sickness remedies are available at Pharmasave Summerland without a prescription.

Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland about what we can do to keep you healthy while you travel.


Dan Cassidy – Certified Compound Technician