not sold in canada/bonine/bonamine

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  1. bigturkey12

    bigturkey12 Mouseketeer

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    does anyone know if bonine and bonamine are the same thing?
    i can only get gravol and scoplamine here which settles the stomach but has higher incidience to cause drowsiness. on these boards ive seen bonine and bonamine are they tge same thing and i do believe they dont cause as much drowsiness. im going to try to get some once im in the usa. thanks for the help
     
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  3. Cruisin

    Cruisin If you can't carry it, you don't

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    Bonamine is available in Canada.

    At least it is in my part of Canada;)

    I bought it at Shopper's Drug Mart, don't know if you have any of those near to you.

    The active ingredient is Meclizine Hydrochloride tablets USP 25mg.
     
  4. cats mom

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    I believe Bonine, Bonamine, Antivert, Postafen, and Dramamine are all just different brand names for medications that contain meclizine (an antihistamine that is also considered to be an antiemetic). Dosages and formulations might be somewhat different however.

    I just ask for meclizine as it's also sold without the branded names, which in my experience just add to the cost. Meclizine is sold over the counter here, though you do have to ask the phamacist for it.

    I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong about any or all of the above. ;)
     
  5. Cruisin

    Cruisin If you can't carry it, you don't

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    My last package of Bonamine that I bought I just took off the shelf where all the other antinausea drugs were :confused3

    Mine is past the expiry date though, so maybe they have changed the rules of where it is kept.
     
  6. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    According to drugs.com, Bonamine is basically a Canadian version of Bonine (they are both brand names of Meclizine HCl). Meclizine is the one that causes less drowsiness.

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  7. newrygirl

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    you can get Bonine at the drugstore section at Costco, and if I'm correct can't you get it free on the cruiseship?
     
  8. Bobo912

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    You can get the generic Meclizine for free from guest services on the ship.
     
  9. shenaniganzz

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    I am guessing the generic brand is as good? Can you ask for as much as you need as often as you need it?

    I was concerned about finding this before we leave but why bother packing it if we can get it on the ship?:confused3
     
  10. dollysmom

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    You can purchase non drowsy gravol.
     
  11. seashell724

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    There is also a newer version of gravol-a natural kind that has ginger in it I believe.
     
  12. son3disfan

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    Yes, free on cruise ship, but not at Costco anymore, at least not in Southern Ontario. I have tried since last February, many different locations. They do not carry it anymore. No where in Ontario carries it apparently( Walmart, Shoppers, IDA I've checked them all around here.) I have been told there was issues with the supplier and no word on when it will be in stock. I had to buy mine in Buffalo.

    If you have seen recently in instores I would love to know where. Maybe left over stock?
     
  13. kcashner

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    Meclizine is free on the ship--there's a basket of it by the door to the medical center and it is available at Guest Services.
     
  14. disney 2010

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    Is there a reason I would buy it if I am able to get it on the ship if we need to?
     
  15. sayhello

    sayhello Have Camera, Will Travel

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    On the off chance that they run out, and you're SOL? :confused3

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  16. Bobo912

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    The Meclizine I got on the ship worked for me and it didn't make me drowsy. I asked for one at the guest services desk, thinking I would go back and get more if I needed it, and they gave me four. It was the 3-night cruise, so that was all I needed for the rest of the trip.
     
  17. Anj

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    I couldn't get Bonine in Southwestern BC this past Fall, pharmacist told me that they don't sell it here anymore. I did bring non drowsy gravol and that worked well for me.
     

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