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10-31-2004, 07:55 PM
Don't avoid rides just get some Meclizine HCI 25mg chewable tablets!!!!!

Then enjoy the rides!! Meclizine changed my life!!
I even rode space mountain 3 times in a row!!

OK, heres the important stuff,Meclizine is the genaric for Bonine[8 tablets,$10.00].Meclizine
can be purchased over the counter,a bottle of 100 tablets cost $9.00 at Wal-greens.

If you have a child with motion sickness ask their docter how much to give it will give them the relief they need to enjoy riding!!!

Take a dose the night before you travel and you will be good to go,each night of your travels take a dose!! You will think That you will are a new person!!!!!

I don't have any drowzyness with Meclizine.If I find I am getting a little car sick I take a tablet,it starts immediately to cure the ill feelings. from experiece I know I need two tablets
I Have Extereme Car Sickness,I rode in my freinds new Honda,I wasn't used to the Wish Bone suspension but when I felt that awful feeling I took the pills out of my purse,Bingo I was ok!!

It is a 24hr pill,dose 1 to 2 tablets,it works for planes,trains,buses,cars,boats and WDW rides!!

Take A dose of Meclizine and HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!!!!
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From: Marietta, GA USA
Registered: 07-11-00
Posts: 53
Pharmacist answer to Motion Sickness Meds
Hi Sawyer!
As a pharmacist I recommend Bonine, a chewable form of meclizine. This is the same medicine they will offer you on the ship. It comes in packages of 8 (just right for the 7 day) and you take it about and hour or so before you board the ship. If your kids are around 50 lbs they can take 1/2 tab (though the drug lit. says over 12) For your youngsters you can take along some liquid childrens Dramamine. Dramamine does tend to make you more drowsy. And it's true most young kids are not bothered by rough seas. I guess its due to thoes 9 months of "womb waves" they experienced. I would suggest that you ask your pediatrician if you can have a script for a couple of phenergan suppositories to take with you. This is mainly for nausea/vomiting rather than a motion sickness cure, but it would help if that situation arrises.

Do steer clear of the patches. Scopolamine is good at preventing motion sickness, but has a multitude of undesirable side effects. If your not carefull in washing your hand after application behind your ear and touch your eye it will dialate like it does at the eye doctors office. It can also give you a "bug eyed" feeling and cause dry mouth,dizziness and hallucinations.

Ginger has been studied as an anti-nausant prior to surgery but there is no formal info on prevention of motion sickness. It also has to be taken 4 times a day to be effective.

The sea-bands (bands that have a pressure point at your wrist) seem to work for some.

For what ever med you try, be sure to try it "on dry land" to make sure you don't experience any side effects or drug interactions. You can ask your local pharmacist about these too. Or you can E-mail me and I will try to help.

Have a bubbly fun time on your cruise!

Jacquelyn Sisk, RPh

10-31-2004, 10:20 PM
Another vote for Meclizine! It used to be prescription-only but is now available over the counter and it really does work for me with absolutely no drowsiness.

11-01-2004, 12:26 PM
I have a prescription for meclizine for dizzy spells. I didn't know it would work for car sickness as well. Thanks for the info.

11-05-2004, 01:38 AM
Meclizine has saved me from car sickness for years now!!

11-05-2004, 08:05 PM
I have used dramimine for my ride experiences.My kids call it my "old lady medicine".I took 2 one time and was soooooo tired by the end of the day.I now only take 1 and do just fine but i am going to try this new one you are talking about.sounds like just the thing for me.Thanks for the tip

11-06-2004, 12:05 AM
Wow! I've never heard of Meclizine....it sounds great! I don't get car sick or anything, Space Moutain doesn't bother me and I can even do the Tea Cups two or three times in a row, but I cannot go on those motion simulator rides! I went on one of those in Las Vegas and I was sick the whole rest of the day, it was AWFUL!
I was going to skip Mission Space because of that experience, but do you think Meclizine would work for a ride like that?

Lisa :earsboy:

11-06-2004, 06:40 AM
I wish we had a Walgreens here.
I found a pack of this stuff at CVS, but it was $2.99 for 8 tablets.
That's still cheaper than the 8 pack of name brand stuff at WalMart, etc.

Thanks for the tip.

11-06-2004, 09:37 AM
I have a few questions.
1. do you think wal-mart will have this over the counter?
2. do you think if i buy this before i leave can i bring this to wdw in my carry on luggage?

thanks again for this tip,i do need something so i can enjoy the rides.I love rides i just have to take some sort of med. before i do .LOL

11-06-2004, 06:42 PM
Just be aware that two of the side effects of Meclizine HCl is the overwhelming desire to sleep.......or uncontrollable antsy-ness (for lack of a better term). I was taking this medication for vertigo a couple weeks ago. The first couple of days all I did was sleep, because I could NOT stay awake. The third day I couldn't sleep, I couldn't sit still.......I was bouncing off the walls !! At this point I stopped taking the pills, but the antsy side effect lasted another 2 days. AND I'm just now getting back into a normal sleep pattern. Needless to say, I won't be using Bonine anytime soon.

11-07-2004, 04:29 PM
disneysnowflake "I found a pack of this stuff at CVS, but it was $2.99 for 8 tablets."

disneysnowflake - that is a good price but ask at your pharmacy[it's not a perscription but they do keep it behind the counter] for a bottle of a 100 tablets of Meclizine. It will be a better value!!

WaltD4ME- Meclizine has work for all the rides at WDW and our local amusement park for the tilt-a-whirl!

dpayne1969- I take a dose the night before I leave and yes I do carry it on the plane in my purse in case I might need it.

Kitster - You were taking 3 times the recomended dose even though it was under a DR. care.

I don't get the sleepyness factor with Meclizine,but wow I'm out with dramimine. I have never experieced the antsy facter with either.

Bella the Ball 360
11-07-2004, 06:44 PM
I usually use the less drowsey formula but even that knocks me out. It also does not completely stop my motion sickness on many rides like Spiderman at Universal. But it is still better than going it alone.