Sea Sickness Medications

What Are the Best Medications for Seasickness?

Dramamine and Bonine are the most common seasickness drug remedies. These two drugs are available over-the-counter at most drug stores and pharmacies. They are essentially antihistamines, and make many people drowsy. Both Dramamine and Bonine come in non-drowsy formulas.
Scopolamine patches, worn behind the ear like a tiny band-aid, are the most common prescription drugs for seasickness. Scopolamine also comes in pill form. The patches last up to three days, provide time-release doses of the drug, and are usually very effective for preventing nausea.

What Are the Best Herbal Remedies for Seasickness?

Ginger is the most common herbal remedy for seasickness. Remember how your mom used to make you drink ginger ale when you were a sick child? Unfortunately, many ginger ales on the market today do not contain "real" ginger. Most people take ginger in capsules form, and they are available at health food stores. The side effects of ginger are less than those of drugs, but sometimes cause heartburn or an aftertaste. Although there is some evidence that ginger helps seasickness, it may not be as effective as a drug remedy.

What Are Some Other Remedies for Seasickness?

Wrist bands provide a type of acupressure for the relief of seasickness. There is a point about an inch and a half above your wrist on the underside of the arm where the wrist band applies pressure. Many people swear by the wrist bands and they sell in large numbers.